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.
Originally Posted by Educator
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.