An inexpensive economical solar heating system for homes /
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A low-cost solar home heating system to supplement existing warm-air heating systems is described. The report is written in three parts: (1) a brief background on solar heating, (2) experience with a demonstration system, and (3) information for the homeowner who wishes to construct such a system. Instructions are given for a solar heating installation in which the homeowner supplies all labor necessary to install off-the-shelf components estimated to cost 2,000. These components, which include solar collector, heat exchanger, water pump, storage tank, piping, and controls to make the system completely automatic, are available at local lumber yards, hardware stores, and plumbing supply stores, and are relatively simple to install. Manufacturers and prices of each component used and a rough cost analysis based on these prices are included. This report also gives performance data obtained from a demonstration system which was built and tested at the Langley Research Center.
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- Washington : U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration ; Springfield, Va. for sale by the National Technical Information Service
- Solar heating
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- An inexpensive economical solar heating system for homes /. 1976. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011427261. (Accessed December 14, 2018.)
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