Solar Space Heating
Ever consider converting your house over to a solar home heating system? If so then you are not alone. Daily, home owners begin to take the plunge into renewable and sustainable sources of energy. However, many go in to soon without having some basic questions answered. It is true that solar energy can save you money in the long term and can provide adequate heating and hot water but you must choose the correct solar home heating system for your type of house. Otherwise you’re risking the value of your home and serious money.
Daily we hear about the state of our planet and how if we do not act quickly we may soon be facing and irreversible situation. Sustainable and renewable sources of energy are not a new concept as they have been around for decades. Today however they are becoming a part of reality with local governments and communities encouraging and even enticing home owners to convert to sources of power that will reduce carbon emissions.
One of the most frequently asked questions regarding solar home heating is about colder climates. Those from cold weather areas are often reluctant to try something that needs the power of the sun to keep it going especially when it’s cold out and a chance of freezing can occur. Solar home heating systems can still work well in areas where sunlight is rather limited, especially if the home owner chooses to work with solar vacuum tubes. Solar Evacuated Tubes are proven to work with cloudy overcast days as well as indirect sunlight such as sunrise and sunset. The northern parts of the USA as well as the wet climate zones of the Canada and northern Europe still create enough daylight and sunlight to operate a solar home heating system.
Our Most Popular Solar Space Heating system is to utilize the solar heating loop with a solar radiant floor heating loop, sometimes known as hydronic heating or in floor heating. The popularity of this type of system is because the investment in the solar heating loop equipment can also be used to power and control the radiant floor heating loop, eliminating this added cost.