solar heating system

November 10, 2011

Solar: How To Select And Size The System That’s Right For Your Home

There are many factors to consider when selecting and sizing a solar heating system for your home. First, check to make sure that your city laws and homeowners association allow you to install solar. Local covenants may prevent installation altogether, or simply restrict the options for your design. Keep in mind that many people have successfully challenged these covenants. Most solar systems will provide between 40 and 80 percent of a home’s heating needs. Anything less than 40 percent will not be cost effective. Well-planned […]