Mineral deposits from the water on the cooling fins may actually HELP evaporative cooling by capturing water for the energy exchange. Like a wick is to a candle and the cooling fins are to the tubes, minerals perform like crystal capillaries.
More water is better than less but only to some degree. Evaporation only occurs when wet. We avoid “fog nozzles” because most of the tiny water particles will pass by the fins without landing on them and sucked into the AC too fast, making only wet "spots". In the rare event your AC coil has a louvered protector that prevents direct spray contact, we use more nozzles with moderate size water particles to be drawn in by the fan.
Electric Solenoid valve vs Mechanical:
The ACEnergySaver becomes an integrated part of your AC and durable enough to outlast your air conditioner. An electric solenoid valve has been specially engineered for this unique application with everything considered. To be sure the ACEnergySaver lasts forever, we encourage a full service program to take care of every detail, particularly parts like tubing that can deteriorate under UV rays (est. 7 years). All parts will be replaced at no cost as part of your inexpensive annual maintenance contract. Installer contractors are required to stock all parts to optimize your savings at all time. Because the ACEnergySaver will outlast your air conditioner, it will easily transfer to your next one!
Electric solenoids have traditionally outlasted mechanical ones 20:1. An example of a mechanical valve is the flapper in the back of a toilet. Examples of electrical solenoid valves: What allows hot water to pass in a forced hot water heating system; Water and soda dispensers in your refrigerator and resraunts and ice makers; What activates irrigations systems.
Kangaroos keep cool by licking their forearms. They have an extensive network of blood vessels in their forearms, which dilate when body temperature is raised. The saliva evaporates essentially taking the heat from the blood with it. This is EVAPORATIVE COOLING.
What does a KANGAROO have in common with the ACEnergySaver?
More than just cooling air, the ACEnergySaver reduces backpressure on the AC compressor, rapidly assisting liquid coolant to transfer to a gas. The AC works easier and faster, saving energy while extending the life of your AC components. Commercial buildings have been using this simple method for years with water “cooling towers”. It’s time for homeowners to enjoy similar savings!
Science made simple
Gas coolant from your air conditioner exchanges energy within your home. The coolant carries heat to the outdoors. No heat can be released when the outdoor temperature is higher than the gas, so a compressor makes the gas into a hot liquid. The ACEnergySaver quickly removes the heat carried by evaporating water. The cooled liquid is transferred back into a very cold gas to perform its job again. Shortening the cooling cycle is only part of the energy savings. Resistance = Energy & wear. The ACEnergySaver substantially reduces your compressor’s resistance.
How the ACEnergySaver works:
A small Control Module (small box) is connected to your air conditioner with:
low voltage wire,
One 8mm fresh water Inlet,
Two 6mm outlets to the spray nozzles.
When the home thermostat calls for cooling, the valve is activated with the compressor and cooling fan to wet the cooling fins. Getting the fins only as wet as necessary to optimize evaporative cooling. Water around the AC is normal.
We keep it working for you!
Your product is serviced as long as you have a maintenance contract with your installer.
Registration keeps your products up-to-date with the latest and most optimized components. The spray tips, for example, are most important, redesigned many times, so we made them easy to upgrade with just a twist.
Space suits and quality insulation have a reflective surface to reflect hot or cold transference or to prevent the exchange of energy via microwaves.
Evaporation is the fastest transference of energy when liquid transforms into a gas.
Kangaroos survive in the desert by licking their arms, no different than a car radiator or your AC cooling fins.
The Science of Energy & How it Works
It's all about exchanging energy from inside to out, ground to air, water to air, etc. A few other terms are GeoExchange, transference, GeoThermal, convection & radiant.
Have you ever wondered why you can stand in an area that is one temperature but your left side may be hot and the other cool? Stand between a burning fireplace and a cool window.
Use a pump sprayer (average $15) and one gallon of white vinegar. Spray deep into the coils at least twice during the cooling season. Use a moderate pressure hose to push past the fins. Do not use a pressure washer or fine stream that can bend the fins.
Q: What makes a good solenoid valve?
Depending on the application, there is a balance to consider. In our application, a momentary solenoid works fine as long as the air conditioner does not malfunction. If low on coolant, it might not shut off, causing the solenoid to burn out. A constant solenoid has a heavier (thicker) copper winding and does not generate a magnetic field that is as strong as a thin wire coil winding.
Since air conditioners will require service such as from low coolant or dirt build up, the ACEnergySaver is engineered with constant duty coils to withstand any air conditioners malfunction.
Our solenoid coils are heavier, for constant duty and our valve is engineered to compensate for the difference.
A: A good solenoid valve is engineered with all aspects considered.
A solenoid is a magnetic field, that drives something like electrical contacts or a valve