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Do I still need a conventional gas/electric/oil space heater?

Q:

Do I still need a conventional gas/electric/oil space heater?

A:

Yes, solar space heating systems are designed to provide only a portion of the heating requirements of a dwelling.

The best design for a solar space heating system, is one that ties into a radiant floor heating system. Ideally the home is designed with the use of solar in mind, and provisions are made to incorporate both the solar collectors and the solar storage tank plus the related plumbing.

The home must be designed as an energy efficient building to at least R2000 energy conservation standards.