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Using Your Lawn Sprinkling Water to Cool the House

This is a unique way of providing some free space cooling for your house.

Rick runs the water that he is using for lawn watering through a heat exchanger first and extracts some “coolth” from it before it goes out to the yard.

Rick’s current test setup.

His current test setup uses a 20 by 20 inch water to air heat exchanger with a fan that blows air through the heat exchanger to cool it.  In this current test setup, it cools the airstream about 10F and provides about 5000 BTU/hr of cooling — about a half ton of cooling.

The energy use is very low — the COP appears to be about 29 (SEER 125!).

Side of HX with water connections.

All the details on lawn water for cooling here…

Thanks very much to Rick for sending this in.

Gary

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