Is Solar Heating For You?
Choose Solar Heat for your new home... It may just be the brightest thing you have done in a long time!!
Thank you for your interest in solar heating. We want to help you make the
right decision about solar energy and whether it is right for you and your project.
We offer our systems to the public in the form of preassembled installation
packages. These packages enable the "reasonably competent handyman or woman" to do a
good job. Many people from all walks of life have installed their own solar
heating systems with results to be proud of. Do not hesitate to use the skills of professional
plumbers and contractors. Their tools and general skills will be very useful even if they have never
worked with solar energy before. Solar energy work is not fundamentally different from other types of
Solar May Be For You:
If you have a south facing place to put several 4'X8' solar panels.
Solar collectors do not have to be located on the house or the building to be heated. They can be located
on another building such as a garage, or they can be ground mounted and landscaped. They can serve the
purposes of a fence and provide privacy and sheltering. The sun should shine upon the solar collectors from
9 AM to 3 PM. If less, the application may still be worthwhile, but the benefit will be less.
If you are a reasonably skilled handyman "or woman" or if you can
get a mechanically inclined person to help you. Working with solar is no harder than anything
else. With a good installation manual and with expert advice available on an 800 number, results
will be excellent.
If you want to invest in something that will pay itself back well.
Solar energy is an excellent investment. You need to have or be able to borrow a few thousand
dollars. The value of your energy savings will exceed the added mortgage payments from the first
day. The income from a solar investment is tax-free and you will benefit the environment while
you make money. Pages 14-20 of the US Department of Energy Report discuss heating performance
and cost benefit of our systems. Click here to view this report in our "Info Library".
These are among the most commonly asked questions.
For answers to these and more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
- "What is it like to live in a solar heated home?"
- "What is the best kind of solar energy system?"
- "Does solar really work where I live?"
- "How much can solar really do for me?"
- "How long does it take for solar to pay itself back?"
- "What will it look like on my house?"
- "How long will a solar energy system last? How reliable will solar be?"
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.