active solar heating


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active solar heating

Method of heat that relies upon the sun to heat either air or liquids in a solar collector,and then distribute that heat throughout the structure.Contrast with passive solar heat.
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Closed loop active solar heating systems are assembled, operated and maintained in much the same way hydronic boiler systems are, making them compatible with the skills of our existing hydronic installers.
But also consider that simply incorporating passive solar design strategies (see "Homes Powered by the Sun," Page 52), energy efficiency, conservation and other active solar heating strategies in the construction of buildings can save up to 95 percent of the energy used in conventional buildings.
Being that Bill's main concern was the energy efficiency of the house, he chose to build with energy conserving materials and incorporate an active solar heating system.