Aug 05, 2007 9:45 pm
I am researching for couple options for cost efficient option of heating our house, and one thought came in my mind is, What about solar heating??? As now a days we are already using solar for water heating then why not for heating house specially during daytime.
Does anyone have any thoughts, ideas or link to web where I can have a look. I mean what sort of solar panel, size etc..etc.. and which heater to use etc.
Re: Solar Heating2
Aug 06, 2007 11:36 am
Have a look at the sunlizard to get some ideas. These are not heaters as more of a pre-heater that takes chill off type of during the day. and they can work in reverse too.
Some of the evaporative ariconds are now offering a roofspace air intake to take warm air in the roof and push it into the house when it is warmer than the inside of the house.
I have some good pics showing best ways to store and use warmth in a house etc - and I'll post them soon and put a link to them here.
There is also an article in the latest RE-NEW magazine (at your newsagency) about a guy who used a water tank as a thermal mass storage to store daytime heat and put it back into an area at night to moderate the temperature fluctuations. It's sort of what you thinking of - but it's not a commmercial device.- yet
But best of all - see if you can get the northern winter sun to land on a large thermal mass on the northern side of your house - ie a concrete floor etc, and this will then radiate the heat into the house for you.
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