Ask the Energy Wiz!
Q: Dear Wiz:
I have seen several systems available for spraying water on the roofs of livestock containment buildings to lower interior temperatures. Do you know of any systems available for residential use? Have any studies been done that show if these systems are effective for lowering air conditioning costs?
A: Dear Reader:
I am not aware of any kits for this type of application for homes. I am also unaware of any studies analyzing the effectiveness of this type of cooling method. However, I am aware of a shopowner who has constructed and installed a system used on the roof of the shop. He has told me how happy he is with the results, and quite surprised at how effective the system is in keeping the shop cooler.
Editor's Note: |
The staff at the Energy Office respond to many inquiries on a variety of topics from Nebraskans. From time to time, the Quarterly will share some questions and the answers with readers.