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Old 02-29-2012, 08:45 AM
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I know that we have a few HVAC professionals here that have answered many questions but I do not remember Gas fired Air Conditioning ever being mentioned. Are any of you guys familiar with this for residential use, any pros or cons or comments in general?
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:33 AM
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Don't see many adsorption refrigeration units for homes, but that is what is used in high rise buildings. Last one I saw was in Savannah a couple decades ago. same process used for RV refrigeration running on propane. No compressor, but uses latent heat of evaporation for cooling.
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The simple answer is no. I've never live where there's much natural gas and propane would not be practical. I have done some reading and my biggest problem would be qualified service techs and availability of parts.

For me, there was never enough up side to make it worth while. Natural gas is going to be the fossil fuel of the future, so I think we'll see more things powered by NG in the next 10 to 20 years.
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post

I have done some reading and my biggest problem would be qualified service techs and availability of parts.
That is one of my big concerns and the lack of responses seems to confirm it. I thought they may be more popular in a different region but it seems very limited on the residential side.
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