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Home heating with solar thermal: the sun warms you even in winter!
Home heating: here’s how to save money thanks to the sun
Did you know that a solar thermal system also works very well for heating the house or work environments? Well yes! In addition to being able to provide domestic hot water for most of the year, solar thermal technology is also suitable for space heating and it is in this field that it allows the most interesting savings for a family or company. In fact, we are all well aware of the economic burden and the costs that must be faced every winter to heat the house or the structures where we work: costs of methane, diesel oil, electricity, wood or other fuels, depending on the system used. Not to mention the implications from an environmental point of view, for the pollution that normally occurs.
A solar thermal system, on the other hand, allows us to significantly reduce the costs for heating and for the production of domestic hot water: a correctly sized system leads to savings of up to 70% on heating costs and up to 100% on those relating to hot water. Sounds incredible right? But it is all true and above all it happens thanks to the free and inexhaustible clean energy of the sun!
How Does It Work?
A solar thermal system for space heating works very well with low, medium and high temperature systems, such as radiators of any type in cast iron-steel-aluminum, systems with radiant floors or fan coils.
A good thermal insulation of the house is an important element that guarantees continuity and comfort of heating throughout the day, conserving the thermal energy produced by the solar system during the day.
A solar thermal system for heating is effective and convenient even in mountain areas
Thanks to constant temperatures that ensure a pleasant warmth, the house and the rooms are not subject to sudden changes or cold spikes, thus improving the well-being of the inhabitants and users.
It is also very important that the system is well sized in relation to the size of the room to be heated and the intended use, the number of users, the usual climatic conditions and any thermal dispersion of the structure. In practice, it will therefore be necessary to choose the correct combination of number of collectors, storage capacity and average operating temperatures.