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Old 02-29-2008, 05:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daox View Post
Have you looked into if its worth it in our neck of the woods (WI) Ryland?
You could say I've looked in to it, I've been part of installing 4 differnt solar hot water systems and they work great! I've also taken steps tward getting my solar site assesser certification, and grew up with solar electric, and installed correctly, and in the sun, these systems work great.
most of the systems I've worked on were used for space heating as well, heating domestic hot water first, then heating the floor, so even on a compleatly overcast day the chance of it collecting enough heat to heat your domestic hot water without your instant hot water heater coming on was really good, add to that a well insulated storage tank, and you still have 100+F hot water in the morning.
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