Solar heating during the winter? Answered
My hose is badly insulated and leaks everyhwere.
And being a renal there is only so much I can do to fix certain issues.
After looking at some modern designs for heat pumps in homes and how they claim to be able to provide hot water from the sun during the winter I started to wonder...
Has anyone in colder climates a solor hot water thingy on their roof?
I know hey work really great during the summr to keep the costs for hot water down but how do they perform at temperatures between 0 and 15°C ?
How much water can they then still warm up and how quickly?
Can you provide some real life numbers from your system, preferaby in above conditions or below thse temps?
Why am I thinking about slor hot water systems in the winter ayway you wonder?
Well, the Aussie sun still has a decent bite during the sunny winter times.
Even on a 5° day the inside of yur car gets cosy warm quickly if you left it in the sun.
I start my day in the middle of the night when most people turn arund and go for a few more hours.
Means early bed times as well :(
You see the problem ?
You wake up and he house is freezing cold but it makes no sense to turn the heater on for the 30 inutes until you leave for work.
Then you come home to a still freezing home and turn the heater on until you go to bed.
Wouldn't it be great to be able get few more degrees inside by utilising a solar hot water system and a radiator in one of the rooms?....
And with the entire "excess" of a solar hot water system one could even consider using the storage tank to get heated during the day to be used for a few hours when the sun is gone to give the real heater a break...
Any thoughts or user experience with similar?