How It WorksMost solar heating systems use use a non-toxic liquid, water, or air to transfer heat from the sun to the solar collector. In liquid based solar heating systems, the heated liquid is circulated through a heat exchange connected to a storage tank. In air based solar systems the heated air is blown through fans and circulated throughout the home. The excess heated liquid or air can also be stored for later use, like during the night when the sun's not out. Energy storage containers can be connected to both solar heating systems and solar cooling systems, for maximum energy use.
The AdvantagesEnergy efficiency is probably the most well-known advantage of solar heating systems, but that's not all. Some of its other advantages are:
- Energy independence - You won't have to rely on fossil fuel generated companies for assistance. You are in control of your own heating system.
- Financial impact - You'll save a lot of money switching to solar heating systems. That's because the only cost associated with solar heating systems is its installation process. After the installation process, your solar panels can suck up all the free sunlight they want.
- Decrease your carbon footprint - Solar heating systems are a great renewable source of energy. They don't release any carbon into the air, unlike its fossil fuel generated system counterparts. This makes them safer, cleaner, and healthier for the environment.