Cost savings and cleanliness.
- Jack Cook
- 235 Oaks Rd, Franconia, NH 03580
- 3,000 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 25% to 49% of hot water
- 75% to 99% of space heating
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- July 2011
- Size of System:
- 68,300 BTU
- To heat hot water
- For space heating
- Gross Cost of System:
- Value of Rebates:
- Value of Tax Credits:
- Net Cost of System:
- Annual Savings:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
- Dan Davis, Cutting Edge Industries, West Burke, VT
- Dick Ratico, Solarwind Electric, Bradford, VT
- John Starr, Starr Construction, Bethlehem, NH
Completely automatic. During summer, flame is out 22 to 23 hours per day. Empty ashes about four times per year.
Annual cleaning ($75)
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Two solar PV systems. Heat-efficient wing for SwimEx pool. Solar hot water system. Task-efficient lighting. Plug-in electric car (Volt)
Use waste material for heating without adding to the net carbon cycle.
Size your unit carefully. Time hot water heater to heat only once a day.
Experience with Installer:
Solar hot water system too early, failing collector tubes now irreplaceable.
Open House Info:
Parking at house limited to three cars. 200-foot walk down driveway from the road
Single-Family Residence|Solar Space Heating