Solar Powered Heating and Cooling
Consider solar powered heating and cooling systems if you are planning a new efficient all-electric home, renovation, going off gas or going off grid.
Hydrosol can help you think through your needs, preferences, budget and develop a system design that works for you. This is more important if you are building or renovating in southern or inland Australia with cold winters.
For solar hydronic heating and cooling, you will need a heat pump powered by solar panels. Other options include air conditioning, fans, heat recovery ventilation, heat pump pool and water heaters, solar and thermal batteries.
- Lower operating costs
- Beautiful indoor air quality and comfort
- Improved home capital value
- Renewables future proofing
- Lower Greenhouse emissions
Hydrosol has assembled a rich resource library to assist your research into all-electric heating, cooling, ventilation, water heating and solar power. Also, feel free to contact us about your specific project.
Hydrosol’s business has evolved over many years to all-electric heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) design, including hot water and pool heating. We can make a referral for solar systems.
We have the experience, design capability and contracting experience that you need for an excellent all-electric heating and cooling solution.
There are many heating and cooling factors to consider in your house design to reduce power bills and improve comfort. Most importantly, an all-electric house with solar power must have good thermal performance.
This will deliver lower heating and cooling loads so that smaller heat pumps and/or air conditioners can be installed. Therefore, your capital costs and operating costs will be less.
Contact us for a tailored solution for your new build or renovation. We know from experience that every client has a unique set of heating and cooling design requirements.
Hydronic heat pumps give you radiant heating, which is the most comfortable and efficient form of heating.
The advantage of hydronic systems is that heat is radiated from underfloor or floor level radiator panels because heat naturally rises. It is this that provides gentle even heat throughout your house where you feel it best.
Design internal thermal mass into your house if it is located in a southern Australian location.
Internal thermal mass provides a thermal battery to absorb day time heating and cooling powered by your solar system. This energy will be released inside your home in the evening.
Heat pumps can cool as well in reverse cycle which is an important advantage over gas boilers. They cool by absorbing inside heat into the circulating water, transferring that outside.
Fan coil convectors can be added to your heat pump hydronic system for greater cooling with chilled water. They can absorb moisture from your inside air and transfer that outside.
Air conditioners are similar to hydronic heat pumps but create heating and cooling directly with the inside air. Hydronic heat pumps on the other hand use water as the medium to transfer heat inside or outside.
The direct method is simpler and therefore generally less expensive to supply and install. Therefore, air conditioners are generally less expensive than hydronic heat pumps.
Power your heat pump or air conditioning system with solar or green electricity. Hence, play your part in helping to reduce global warming.
Consider the size and orientation of your solar panel array. Aim, if possible, to generate sufficient power to run your all-electric heating systems during winter. Then you will have sufficient power for your all-electric cooling and other power needs during a southern Australian summer.