Is there a simple, effective way to store heat from a hot air collector for 12-36 hours? I live in Montana in a 30-year-old, passive/active solar residence. The very effective, 600 SF, active, air collector was linked to a large rock storage bin which never stored heat at a temperature high enough for use 12-36 hours later. On sunny days in Montana the passive features heat the house adequately. If I run the active collector heat into the house at the same time, it becomes unbearably over-heated. I am looking for a means of storing the solar heated air in my generously-sized crawl space.

Views: 96

Reply to This

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Peter Cantone liked Tom White's blog post Energy Raters and Builders Raise the Bar for Home Performance at RESNET’s Building Performance Conference
4 hours ago
Diane Chojnowski's 6 events were featured
4 hours ago
Diane Chojnowski posted events
4 hours ago
Quinn Korzeniecki added a discussion to the group Building Performance Institute (BPI)
Thumbnail

What's the Value of a Life Saved?

With the recent release of the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) credential, we thought it timely to…See More
6 hours ago
Laurel Elam liked Tom White's blog post Energy Raters and Builders Raise the Bar for Home Performance at RESNET’s Building Performance Conference
6 hours ago
Hannah Finch liked Tom White's blog post Energy Raters and Builders Raise the Bar for Home Performance at RESNET’s Building Performance Conference
6 hours ago
Mary Knox is now a member of Home Energy Pros
8 hours ago
Ed Minch commented on Tom White's video
Thumbnail

Measured Home Performance: Assessment with a Infrared Camera

"I find it best to scan one time before the Blower Door is used to check for insulation and…"
Saturday

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service