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28th March 2008 - 01:03 AM
I just moved into a house with a solar heating system hooked up to my gas heating system. The people who lived here before me left no instructions for the thermostats, and I have no idea how to simply turn it on. I've never dealt with solar power before.
Any suggestions, or ideas where I might find an answer? Please help!
28th March 2008 - 02:24 AM
Just a guess, but the gas heater should take up the slack from the passive solar collector's input.
I would call or email the thermostat manufacturer, or your realtor or rental agent for anything more than guesses.
29th March 2008 - 09:29 PM
As already stated the gas heater should only pick up the slack and the solar heater is a passive system. It should be set up so all you should have to do is adjust the thermostat to the temp you want your house at.
29th March 2008 - 09:53 PM
This may sound like a stupid question but,, How do you know it's not just a solar hot water heater. What does it look like? and are there any elect. wires coming from it? unless it is a solar hot water heater that pre heats for a boiler type home heater.
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