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Thread: affordable absorption chillers?
07-28-2012, 03:01 AM #1Regular Guest
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affordable absorption chillers?
i am looking for a small absorption chiller or something like them that can cool a house with heat coming from a wood pellet boiler system. i thought about having the contractor install a compressor chiller but i want a low energy chiller that runs on heat.
07-28-2012, 08:35 AM #2
Short answer: even if you could find one, avoid residential absorption HVAC like the plague.
Long answer: same as above."In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!"
- Homer Simpson
07-29-2012, 12:14 AM #3
The only place you'll find absorption chillers anymore is at power plants where they have a lot of waste low pressure steam and large cooling demands over 500tons.
I wonder if they make a absorption chiller that will run <20psi that you'll get from a residential or commercial boiler. When I say "low pressure" above, I mean <150psi.
Bottom line, unless you have minimal electricity because you in a off grid home running on solar panels, I don't see this being very cost effective compares to more conventional technologies like a geothermal WSHP.
08-26-2012, 09:21 PM #4
08-27-2012, 08:20 AM #5
I'd say avoid mini steam turbines like the plague as well.
Better to get a small scale solar and wind installation, then insulate the crap out of the house so you don't need much cooling capacity to begine with.