Asked by: Loyce Orlandihome and garden indoor environmental quality
Do solar heaters really work?
Just so, is a solar pool heater worth it?
Solar pool heaters are extremely reliable. Solar energy has been used for the past 30+ years not only for heating pools, but also for providing electricity and warm running water for residential and commercial places. There are no motors or fans that you have to worry about breaking, and no heat exchangers to corrode.
Then, can you heat your house with solar panels?
To use active solar heating to heat your house, panels of tubes or pipes — called a radiant slab system — are installed in the floors or walls of your home. You may need to have a water storage tank installed in your basement to retain hot water and transfer its heat to a heat pump.
Solar panels can be used to provide heating and air conditioning. The use of solar panels to produce hot water for the bathroom is standard practice, but researchers now suggest that they may also be used to provide large offices with heating in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.