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Educator 01-06-2008 09:37 PM

Solar Wall Heating System
 
Hi,

Another question from the energy audit we recently had completed on our 20 year old house.

The evaluation report said, while there is no government grant money available, we should consider installing a 'solar wall system to supplement our space heating'.

I say the word solar and thought they were talking about electricity, but no they are talking about heating.

I've done a little research on the internet but wondered if anyone had any experience with these?

Many thanks!

kayakertom 01-07-2008 03:42 PM

Re: Solar Wall
 
HomePower magazine has had a number of articles on the topic.

NateHanson 01-07-2008 04:09 PM

You'll also find info on this in Mother Earth News, another self-sufficiency magazine.

Educator 03-14-2008 08:41 AM

Thanks for the references, but what are your experiences?

I'm looking for personal experiences with different products, etc. to make the most informed decision, if in fact we install one.

Magazines are nice, but I like to hear from those who have actually installed them or have them installed in their home for additional comfort that they do work as advertised or additional lessons learned on what to watch out for.

Much appreciated.

kayakertom 03-14-2008 09:55 AM

Experience and knowledge...
 
Dan,

If you would take the trouble to actually investigate the two
magazines referenced, you would find that the articles are written by people who write from personal experience about the systems they installed in their own homes. I wrote an article for HomePower awhile ago on a solar vehicle I built - my direct experience; what worked, what didn't, lessons learned...

You will find much more direct information in HP, where people have put a lot of effort, photos, diagrams, references than you will find in a forum like DIY - just my direct experience.

Tom :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Educator (Post 107545)
Thanks for the references, but what are your experiences?

I'm looking for personal experiences with different products, etc. to make the most informed decision, if in fact we install one.

Magazines are nice, but I like to hear from those who have actually installed them or have them installed in their home for additional comfort that they do work as advertised or additional lessons learned on what to watch out for.

Much appreciated.


Educator 03-14-2008 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kayakertom (Post 107561)
Dan,

If you would take the trouble to actually investigate the two
magazines referenced, you would find that the articles are written by people who write from personal experience about the systems they installed in their own homes. I wrote an article for HomePower awhile ago on a solar vehicle I built - my direct experience; what worked, what didn't, lessons learned...

Tom :thumbsup:

Hi Tom,
It sounds like I have offended you in some way and if so I apologize.

I have looked at both those references but was looking for more. Not everyone is sufficientlyfortunate to have the time, inclination or opportunity to write an article that is published on a web site or magazine, so it was feedback from those foke that I am seeking before making my decision to take the plung or not.

Thanks for your feedback.

Anyone else have any experiences that are not published in a magazine? Your input is hight valued as well.


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