Combo Solar Water + Space Heating
The best way to design a solar home heating system is to combine it with a solar water heating system. All our solar water heater's use a RESOL BS + controller that is able to monitor and operate two heating zones. The First zone is the domestic hot water and the second zone is the space heating zone. With a small investment in a 3-way diversion value you can easily control two zones.
The RESOL Controller uses a priority logic defined by the homeowner (hot water or space heat/pool). Whichever system is determined to have the priority will be loaded with heat energy until it reaches its set limit. At that time the RESOL controller will then activate the 3-way valve transferring the solar energy to the 2nd zone. If the 1st zone drops in temperature, the controller will switch the 3-way valve back to that priority zone.
A combination hot water space heating maximizes the home owners investment in solar. You can easily expand the systems performance by purchasing more solar collectors. NOTE: Covers or a summer heating zone such as a pool may be needed if you over size the system too much as no winter heating zone will be present in the summer.
Types of Heating Integration
Solar heat energy can be transferred to virtually any type of heating source via a heat exchanger. Some popular heating zones may be: