With Summer Here, Learn the Latest in Cooling Technology

Cooling TechnologySummer’s the time of year when an average person develops a keen interest in new cooling technology. As summer temperatures seem to get increasingly hotter, the good news is that research and development in this field continues to advance. Here are a few examples of cooling technology on the horizon that may be keeping us all more comfortable in the future.

  • Heat exchangers such as AC coils are critical cooling components. However, these parts incorporate many joints and connections that eventually develop refrigerant leaks, reducing AC cooling efficiency and damaging the atmosphere. New manufacturing processes are being developed to produce AC heat exchangers with 90% fewer joints and connections. Reducing refrigerant loss protects the atmosphere and makes cool comfort more reliable and efficient.
  • As an alternative to hydrofluorocarbon air-conditioning refrigerants that endanger the upper atmosphere, researchers at the University of Cambridge in England are experimenting with low-cost, flexible, organic crystals. Under pressure, these crystals produce a cooling effect which can theoretically extract heat from an HVAC airflow or be utilized to chill water for room cooling.
  • Mirrors bounce heat radiation into deep space, keeping structures cooler. With reflective panels that throw more than 95% of solar heat back into the sky, the SkyCool system utilizes pipes circulating water beneath the panels. Water not exposed to heat remains continuously cool, circulating through an air-conditioning system, potentially reducing AC energy requirements to cool a building by up to 70%.
  • Evaporative cooling, even in higher humidity. Evaporative coolers that utilize water to cool air are common but only effective in dry, low-humidity climates. However, a new cooling technology called Cold-SNAP utilizes a ceramic heat exchange unit to extract heat even in more typical humid conditions. Because a compressor and other power-hungry components are not required, theoretically the system could be four times more energy-efficient than conventional AC.

At Paitson Bros., we’re keeping up with cooling technology and ready to put it to use when it’s available. Since 1922, we’ve brought the latest in air-conditioning and heating components to the residents of the Wabash Valley.

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