On Apr 10, 3:42 pm, nicksans...@ece.villanova.edu wrote:
I wouldn`t even call that house solar if they need a fire every night.
The coldest night we had this past winter was 5*F, we had no back up
heat, just solar stored in walls and floor, and it was 67*F inside,
briefly, as soon as the sun rose it warmed back up. We live in about
1,000 sq ft, and burn about half a face cord every winter. Wood is our
only back up heat. It works well we have been living in it for over 22
What's the solar heating fraction for this solar house? :-)
The Britton's 2,900-square-foot house is blessed with energy bills
20 percent lower than one of comparable size... The design of the
incorporates "passive" solar principles. There are large double
windows and sliding glass doors on the south side. Inside, tile
and a Trombe wall absorb the sun's heat during the day and radiate
at night... A stone fireplace on the south wall of the living area
provides additional heat during colder months... Britton said...
"We have a fire every day of the winter."