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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a solar heat pump and how does it work?

A solar heat pump provides heating and cooling through solar energy for your home. It uses solar panels to capture sunlight, which is then converted into electricity. This electricity is then used to supply your heat pump for heating and/or cooling.

What are the benefits of using a solar heat pump?

The benefits of using a solar heat pump include reduced energy bills, lower carbon footprint, increased energy efficiency, and the ability to use renewable energy. Additionally, it provides reliable heating and cooling and can increase the value of your property.

How much can I save on my energy bills with a solar heat pump?

Savings on energy bills can vary depending on your location, the size of your system, and your energy usage. However, many homeowners experience savings of up to 50-70% on their heating and cooling costs.

Is a solar heat pump suitable for my home?

Solar heat pumps are suitable for most homes, but the ideal suitability depends on factors like your geographic location, roof orientation, and available space for solar panels. 

How long does it take to install a solar heat pump system?

Installation time can vary based on the complexity of the system and the specifics of your home. Generally, a typical installation can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. Please note that the installation process of a solar heat pump is the same as a regular heat pump, meaning any HVAC technician can do it.

What kind of maintenance does a solar heat pump require?

Solar heat pumps require minimal maintenance. Regular checks on the solar panels, heat pump, and system connections, along with occasional professional servicing, are usually sufficient to keep the system running efficiently.

What happens if there is not enough sunlight?

Our solar heat pumps are designed to work efficiently even with limited sunlight. They can operate on cloudy days at a reduced capacity, as long as they receive enough power to remain active. The fan requires 25 watts or 20 volts to function, while the compressor needs 150 watts or 80 volts. If the unit is powered solely by solar energy (without battery or grid backup) and the power supply drops below these thresholds, the unit may temporarily shut off but will automatically restart once sufficient power is available again. To ensure reliable operation, we recommend using 1200W of solar panels, which can adequately meet the power needs of the unit under typical conditions.

Can this AC work on solar only?

Yes, the unit can be powered using only solar panels. The solar only operation requires a minimum 1200 W of solar panels on the DC input side.

The connection of the solar panels must absolutely be in series and must not go over 350V.

This setup runs only when there is sun. During cloudy periods, the unit can have a lower output. During the night, the unit won’t work.

How many solar panels does it require ?

You need 1200W of solar panels for the unit to work in solar only mode. You would need 3 solar panels of 400W, 4 solar panels of 300W, etc.

What type of batteries do I need?

When operated "off-grid," the unit needs to be powered by a 48-volt battery. This battery will then be used in conjunction with the Ecosolaris "DC booster."

Why do I need the DC booster when using the unit with a battery?

Ecosolaris's heat pump operates on direct current (DC) but at a higher voltage than the traditional 12-24 or 48 volts. Our unit operates between 150 to 380 volts DC. Therefore, the DC booster is used to "boost" the 48 volts coming from the battery to the higher operating current range required by the Ecosolaris heat pump.

Are there any government incentives or rebates available for installing a solar heat pump?

Many regions offer incentives, rebates, or tax credits for installing renewable energy systems like our solar heat pump. It’s best to check with your local government agencies or HVAC installer to see what incentives you qualify for.

How long does a solar heat pump system last?

Solar heat pump systems are durable and can last 20-25 years or more with proper maintenance. The solar panels typically come with warranties of 20-25 years, and the heat pump components usually last around 15-20 years.

How does a solar heat pump impact the environment?

Solar heat pumps significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels. This helps combat climate change and reduces your overall environmental footprint.

Can I buy your Solar AC from my local HVAC dealer?

Yes, if your HVAC dealer is (or qualifies in becoming) one of our retailers. A resellers' program is available and we can be contacted for this matter at any time for more information.

Are solar panels included with this system ?

No, solar panels are sold separately. High-cost shipping fees being often associated with solar panels, we recommend buying solar panels from your local dealer.

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