home heating

The Best Choices for Heating Your Solar Home | And The Worst!

March 17, 2015
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The largest energy consumer of any home-built in the northern hemisphere is the heating system. Designing the correct heating system is critical in the success of the off grid home. Build it wrong and nothing else will matter. Almost all heating systems require some form of electricity to operate whether it for the fans (oil, […]

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The Best Off Grid Heating System

March 14, 2015
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The greatest advance in home heating in the past few decades has to be the Open Direct System invented by Radiantec. The Open Direct System uses a highly efficient condensing tank-style water heater that provides both radiant space heating and domestic hot water all in one unit cutting electricity requirements for those of us living […]

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Ivan Labs El SID DC Circulating Pumps

March 4, 2013
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The Ivan Labs El SID circulating pumps have been the best choice for solar hot water and radiant heat for at least the past few decades. For solar hot water they are used to pump water from the solar collector(s) to the heat exchanger (or storage tank) and sometimes a second pump to pump from […]

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