Solar Energy and Home Ventilation

Our homes collect large amounts of solar energy, our homes when built are often placed on our sections to get the best solar energy from the sun, even years ago before we thought of using solar energy to heat or dry out your home the builders did this . We have known for years that the sun can be used to make our home feel warmer and better to live in. In fact in winter we look to find the warmest part of the home to sit to study or watch TV. If your home was placed well on your section this room is likely to be your lounge or conservatory. What about your bedrooms or study how do they get warm and fresh air?

Now think of your roof, it is the largest solar collector you have ever bought, do you know how much solar energy your roof collections. Some homes use solar energy to heat water most of the systems available only use 4m² of solar collector to heat 300L of hot water. Now imagine, what 150m² of roof can do to heat air. Air that is discharged and heated by mother nature each day, warm dry fresh air that we lose and waste each and every day. All that is needed is a very good filter and a well designed and programmed controller to supply this energy into your home.

Your roof – no matter what it is made of, iron or concrete tile – collects on average 1404kw of solar energy per m² per year in Auckland, New Zealand, Roofs in Germany collect just over 1000kw per m², in Sydney Australia each roof absorbs a huge 1700kw per m². This equates to thousands of dollars per year (for each roof in each country) of electricity if we had to pay for this energy. It is solar energy that is lost and wasted each year, in fact every day huge amounts of solar energy is lost by your home. Why not use it?

This dry, warm, fresh, healthy air can be used to keep your home dryer and warmer than your home has ever been. This will in turn reduce the damage caused to your home by condensation, mold and dampness, with the advantages being a reduction in each homes running costs and an improvement in the health of each and every person who lives in your home, reducing illnesses, colds and asthma symptoms, hay fever, running noses, time off work or school, saving many hours lost in many industries and time people spend in hospitals, let alone the cost of the time off work and the staff in the hospital.

Every house has one room that just feels colder or damper than any other, imagine how room would feel, just by pumping dry warm fresh air into it, there will be far less condensation – possibly all gone – the carpet will feel dryer / warmer , the bed will feel fresh and dry to get into, even without the electric blanket it will not feel damp. The window sills will not need to be painted as often, there will be no mold to clean regularly. Your home will feel more comfortable and will be cheaper to heat – as you are not wasting your money on heating the dampness in your home first, before you feel warm.

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