or less of space heating
- Single-Family Residence
- 275 N. Haverhill Road, Kensington, NH 03833
- Energy need met:
- 25% or less of space heating
- Zero net energy
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar Space Heating
- January 2009
- Size of System:
- Two 1500G Your Solar Home collectors
- For space heating
- Gross Cost of System:
Professionals & Suppliers
- Richard Pockwinse
What You Need to Know
Solar Hot Air room heaters installed in 2009 & 2011. These units were 'second-hand' units I picked up inexpensively, with the intent of augmenting heat to rooms on the far end of the house. One unit is a recirculation unit, the other is a 'fresh-air' unit. Each one was mounted over existing window sashes on the second floor, instead of the recommended method of wall mount and air vent penetration(s). Ironically, the 'fresh air' unit seems to be better at heating, but both raise the temperature nicely on sunny, cold winter days.
The fresh air unit is bringing in outside air, reducing the stale air of a well sealed home during winter months. Typical results are incoming air at 100 - 120 degrees, mid-day on even the coldest of winter days.
No maintenance requirements other than inspection of the filter, easily removed,washed and replaced.
The price was right, and I had several south facing windows to make use of.
Open House Info:
From Exeter, go south on Route 108 about 1 mile beyond Routes 150/108 junction. From E. Kingston, go north on Route 108 about 2.2 miles from Carmen's Chicken (now called Red Iguana). Yellow colonial house with front porch up on the hill. GBOH Tour for 2013 will take place on Oct. 5th, from 10am until 4pm.
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