Yawn....Damned but you are a lazy boring twit. Probably a poofter to
Once again that filter cleaner cannot prove his point.
C'mon big mouth post numbers and a URL showing that a domestic absorption
air conditioning unit is super cheap to run, cheaper that an electric unit.
You made the statement, now prove it.
I wonder about using a NG generator, to produce the electric to run the
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With natural gas pricing getting so low and looking to stay below $3 per Mcf
for a long time, has anyone managed to come up with a good HVAC system run
by natural gas? I am aware of hybrid systems used for the furnace, where a
controller switches between a heat pump and natural gas furnace, depending
on outside temperature and whether gas or electrical is cheaper. I am
asking about using natural gas as the fuel for the cooling system.
The problem with that approach is you will have an engine running 24x7.
Most generators are designed for short term usage. Once you cycle up to
long duty cycles you are looking at turbine systems, and those are hellishly
expensive for residential use.
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Is there no such thing as a natural-gas-powered A/C compressor?
It could double as a low-power electrical generator during blackouts?
Honda made something like this for the residential market in northern
Japan a few years ago. I think perhaps that was just a furnace with
small electrical generator.
BTW if anyone is thinking of a generator to operate an air conditioning
compressor, remember that you will need a much larger generator than the one
that can supply the running current of the compressor, the thing you must
also look at is the starting current required of the compressor.
If the generator is not large enough to supply the starting current it can
stall, or slow right down and supply low voltage power to the compressor.
The compressor will not like that.
On top of that generators are not cheap to run.
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