01 Jan 2021
TL;DR: In this article, the domestic refrigerator compressor is interconnected with separate indoor unit of air conditioner and one more capillary tube is augmented with the existing refrigeration unit with indoor unit.
Abstract: Human comfort demand is raised day to day due to climate change, global warming and other environmental issues. Conventional air conditioners provide the human comfort; however, other side it consumes high electricity. So, main objective of the study is to reduce the power consumption. In this study, the domestic refrigerator compressor is interconnected with separate indoor unit of air conditioner. In addition, also one more capillary tube is augmented with the existing refrigeration unit with air conditioner indoor unit. An attempt has been made to investigate the performance parameters for both cases with four different coiling cabinet volumes of 44.4, 3.41, 2.25 and 1.5 m3. The results showed that more refrigeration effect is achieved with augmented one capillary tube in second case condition and the temperature and relative humidity have obtained as 23 °C and 50%, respectively. The power consumption compared to same capacity of existing air conditioner is obtained with 1/3rd times of power for small cooling cabinet area.