A Solarsheat heating solar panel package makes it possible to retrofit an existing heating system with PV power. The Solarsheat Furnace Retrofit consists of (a minimum of) four panels, a solar fan and a solar thermostat. When installed with additional R12 insulated duct, the system boosts – or replaces - an existing heating system with pre-heated air produced by the solar heating panels.
The retrofitted insulated ducts attach to the furnace’s cold air return. When the solar thermostat calls for action on a sunny day, solar and furnace fans activate and blow solar heated air through the existing ductwork. The result: a substantial decrease in energy costs due to retrofitting an existing heating system with solar panels. Solarsheat is Energy Star and SRCC certified.
Photos courtesy of Your Solar Home, Inc.
Filed under: alternative energy on July 31st, 2008