I Get lots of
inquiries about Gas air conditioning specifically the units that were made
by Arkla Servel and are now made by Dometic. I am looking
into carrying these units. While gas air conditioning technically is not
as efficient as electric air conditioning they are competitive energy cost
wise. If the price of natural gas stays where it is they will continue
to be viable. I do not
recommend connecting them to propane unless you have a cheap source of
propane. The average
life of a gas unit is 50+ years if maintained. The only caveat is that
I believe the units that have electronic ignition should be changed back
to standing pilot so they won't rust out. The only unit that I worked on
failed because the pilot was left off and the coils rotted out (not using
the unit when it did work didn't help either). When the unit was fired
up it blew a few of the coils. Needless to say it wasn't worth fixing.
This unit was made by Bryant. Once I get
a price on these units delivered to the Baltimore Washington D.C area I
will post it here.
Written By: Scott
Meenen N3SJH of: G&S MECHANICAL SERVICES. Specializing in Mechanical, Controls
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