Solar thermal collectors collect heat using liquid or air. The heat is transferred to a large water tank, which can then be used to heat water for washing and for space heating.
The sun is the most powerful source of energy we have. The sun's heat generates our planet's weather patterns and ocean currents. Even though the earth absorbs only about half of the solar radiation that reaches its surface, the amount of solar energy absorbed in just a few hours is more energy than the world's human population uses all year long!
Do you currently have a solar heating system, or are you interested in installing one? Dr. Energy Saver dealers are skilled at helping homeowners achieve their heating goals, whether they are in need of repairs or a new system. We also make sure to install efficient systems that can save you money on utilities.
To see if your home can take advantage of solar energy as a heat source, get in touch with your local Dr. Energy Saver and schedule a home energy audit!
Humans have been relying on solar energy for thousands of years. Long before central heating systems were developed, early builders learned to orient homes and other structures to capture the sun's warmth. Many of these "passive solar" design principles are still in use today. In addition to taking advantage of solar energy with passive solar heating features, it's also possible to warm buildings using "active solar" systems. As the name suggests, active solar systems require energy (usually in the form of electricity) to utilize the sun's heat.
How can you tell if your house is optimized for solar heating? Sometimes a good solar orientation is obvious. In other cases, less ideal solar exposure can sometimes be improved by trimming back or taking down trees. To get a professional assessment of your home's potential for solar heating, it's best to confer with a home energy specialist or a contractor who specializes in solar installations.
Whether your home has a good solar orientation or not, you'll be able to find an affordable, efficient method of heating your home. Dr. Energy Saver can help install or repair a solar heating system and much more - click below to schedule a home energy audit with your local dealer!
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