We all want electricity bills and cheaper gas. Most of us shop around for the provider with the lowest prices of electricity, gas or oil, and stop there, but there are other ways to heat your home. Not only can you save money in the long term by reducing your household energy bills, but you can also ensure that it is more environmentally friendly and, in the world today of global warming which produces extreme weather conditions, which is an important factor for many companies.
Solar heating can reduce your electric bill, no matter where you live. Of course, where you live will determine how you get the sunlight on a normal day, but even on a cloudy day, with the sun low on the horizon, you can still benefit. If you live in a warm climate and does not need heating for much of the year, you may still want to heat the pool.
What I must do?
A typical system uses collectors, also called heating panels. It is generally mounted on a south-facing roof, which should ideally be released in an angel between 30 and 60 degrees. If coverage is not started, the panels can be mounted on an angel. Panel size depends on the size of the family and the local climate. Generally, if the 2.75 square meters to heat water for two people, or 4.12 square meters for a family of three or four people.
Flat Plate Collector – A special coating plain simple black metal plate covered with glass or plastic. Solered water passes through a tube plate and hot water is then introduced into the boiler.
Vacuum tube – inserted insulated steel casing. It is more suitable for cooler, cloudy. Reducing heat loss, the water temperature can reach 60F / 15C so it can not apply for a new heating. Vacuum tube is more expensive than flat plate collectors.
Can I install the system myself?
It is possible to install the system yourself if you are good enough to do it yourself. Or find components that make up the design provider for you, or join a solar club – non-profit groups that manage day program designed to make solar heating cheaper and easier to install.
How much money will I save?
It is impossible to calculate because it depends on the local climate, insulation, heating system, and type of installed panels. But if you want to lower electricity and heating, and want to help the environment by burning less fossil fuel, solar heating is well worth investigating.