Is a solar air conditioner right for me?
If you’re looking to reduce your electricity bill even further than it already is then yes, a solar air conditioner will do that. We have used solar air conditioning for many applications including
- Domestic housing
- Commercial applications
- Off Grid applications
If there is space for panels on the roof a solar air conditioner can be installed.
How many panels do I need?
Typically, a solar air conditioner will come in three sizes 3.5kw, 5.0kw, and 7.0kw
Your 3.5kw is for smaller rooms and will need between (4-6) solar panels, a 5.0kw will require (6-8) panels for your medium size rooms, and your 7.0kw unit will require 8 panels for larger rooms.
This of course is a guide and you should always have a certified Solar Air conditioning technician to help you with room sizing and location to get the most out of your system.
How many types of solar air conditioners are there?
When looking for a solar air conditioner you’ll normally find 3 types
- Split system units
- Ducted units
- Cassette Units
Each unit will have the same sizes (3.5kw, 5.0kw, 7.0kw) and is used in different applications. To find out the most effective type of unit for your need you will want to make an appointment with a solar air conditioning technician.
What are the benefits of a site visit for solar air conditioning?
As mentioned previously a site visit by a qualified CEC solar air conditioning technician is a great way to have your answers about the product, installation questions, or to meet your installer.
(Note* it’s always recommended to use an experienced local solar air conditioning technician to complete your install. In the end it is all about being comfortable with your installer choice and if they’re not willing to come out to see you before installing your system run for the hills)
How much does a system cost?
Generally, a solar air conditioning system will cost about the same as a quality standard air conditioner, with government incentives (up to $1300) lowering the cost you can expect to pay between $5000 - $8000 depending on the difficulty of your installation its always a good idea to talk to your solar air conditioning installer about the cost that are involved with your installation.
Can I Install the system myself?
By not using a CEC accredited solar air conditioning technician for your installation your will not be able to receive the government rebate and may void the warranty from the unit. For these reasons we do not recommend a DIY installation.
Does the air conditioning affect my solar system?
No, the solar air conditioning unit works independently from your solar system. The system does not affect your feed it back to the grid making it a perfect option for High feed in tariff customers or existing solar system owners looking to decrease their bills even further.
What about running the air conditioner at night?
When the sun goes down your solar air conditioning unit will automatically switch from DC power to AC power and run like a regular air conditioner through the night.
Why should I buy solar air conditioning now?
As solar air conditioning gains popularity in Australia the rebates known as small-scale technology certificates or STCs will reduce each year therefore making the system more expensive (approx. $300 per year), there has never been a better time to buy solar air conditioning!