Off the Grid

What type of system should you get for your heating and hot water needs when your looking to get off the GRID.

Solar Hydronics and Domestic Hot Water, these are two everyday luxuries for your average family home.  I’ve spent the past three years trying to work out how this can be done without power and without Gas.  The first solution would be a Wood fired boiler,  the fuels cheap or free and it gets really hot when you want it to be hot so its the perfect set up.  BUT,  if you don’t like chopping wood or if you cant get any wood then a Solar Hot Water and Heating System would be the second best solution in my opinion. We design and Install Zero Emissions Systems that in a nut shell work off a very small amount of power from your bank of batteries to run a few small 12v circulating water pumps.  Plenty of (Turtle) High Efficiency Solar water Collectors in various strategic locations and positions but yet aesthetically pleasing.  Some storage for the hot water you collect and last of all a heat exchanger device and some radiators, floor coil or convectors.  Another options is for heat pumps if you have enough power to spare that is.  There is dozens of small details to fill in all the gaps and answer all your questions you might have but i wont bore you with them now, if your serious about getting off the grid then give us a call to discuss your design or to answer any questions you might hydronic pic

A good example of  two collectors

Efficient Radiant heat

The most efficient and stylish way to heat your home this winter. Your family will love you for it.

Gas, Solar, Electric heat pump or wood fired boiler used for Hydronic heating simply circulates hot water in a closed loop system to heat instead of conventional blown hot air; water being far more efficient method of carrying heat. Similar to the way the sun heats our planet, hydronic heating provides a more even, natural radiant heat throughout the house with out moving a large volume of air and dust.

The price for a standard installation to supply and install Basic white hydronic heating Radiator panels,  everything else you will need to heat your home effectively and efficiently is approximately $1200.00 per point including a basic gas boiler and with reasonable access to the (sub-floor) or underneath your house to install all pipe work etc. Free on site quotations available, Contact us. melbourne metro / Eltham