Heating with Solar Ventilation

Harness the power of the sun to heat your home or workplace! Solar air heating your home with a solar ventilation system means no expensive electricity bills in Winter. Stay warm inside while maintaining air circulation, filtering out airborne pollutions and not emitting any harmful toxins into the environment.

Solar air heating systems are capable of supplying the heating demand for a building. In buildings with good heat insulation, ventilation is an important factor too. Therefore, solar assisted ventilation systems with heat recovery are becoming more and more important. The design and installation of solar air systems has to take into account architectural and technological factors of the building. Active utilisation of solar energy in such systems offers greater efficiency, better heat distribution and thus greater comfort than passive systems.

Solar air heating (also known as solar space heating) represents a substantial way to curb conventional energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. By offsetting the use of traditional heating methods, solar air heating targets one of the largest single energy uses in the building sector – and corresponding CO2 emissions. Solar air heating is also used agricultural and process drying.

How SolarVenti works for heating

SolarVenti converts solar energy to heat, which is transported by the air directly to a heat dissipation system. The solar air collector panel used is comparable to a conventional solar water collector, the difference being that air instead of water is circulating through the absorber.

The central part of any active solar system consists of the collector, which absorbs radiation energy from the sun and converts it into heat. When the sun’s rays are captured by the solar air collector panel on the sunny side of the home or roof, the air quickly becomes hot inside the panel. At the same time the panels solar powered fan begins to blow the hot and dry ventilated air into the house.

The air blown into the house creates positive pressure pushing the humid and old air out through opening outlets in extractor vents. It is the location of the opening ventilation outlets that determine how the ventilation air moves through the house.

Tips: Close the chimney flue if the flue sits near the SolarVenti’s injection air vent. For SolarVenti to make an overall effect in several rooms with doors between each room, the doors must remain open.

Why can’t I just use my gas heater?

For gas heaters, adequate ventilation is still needed to maintain good air quality, which can significantly reduce their efficiency. An efficient externally flued heater is usually preferable but may not always be an option, particularly for tenants. Unflued gas heaters often also create condensation problems — usually at the opposite (coolest) end of the house. With this, you need to take care to ensure they don’t lead to mould growth. The use of unflued heaters is actually even restricted in some countries because of their associated indoor air pollution hazard, which can cause health problems. Some gas heaters use indoor air for combustion and rely on flues to remove the waste gases from the house. In well-sealed houses, there is a risk that exhaust gases can be drawn back into the house through exhaust fans, such as kitchen range hoods or bathroom exhaust fans, creating health and safety risks. In low humidity climates, humidity trays may be required to maintain room humidity levels. They need to be topped up with water regularly.

With the SolarVenti, it is the complete opposite! Through our solar heat ventilation, we take humidity out of the air. We take the issue of condensation out of the home. We improve air quality by filtering out airborne impurities. We give out no harmful gases at all!

A HEALTHY home, a COOL home in Summer, a WARM home in Winter, a DRY home all year round, a GREEN home and SAVINGS on your electricity bill. What more could you want from your SolarVenti Ventilation System!