Q: What is it like to build a solar heated home?
Installation of a solar heating system from Radiantec Company is not very different from other construction activities. Prior experience with solar heating installation is useful, but not essential. Some experience in the trades of carpentry, roofing, plumbing, copper pipe fitting and electrical work will be useful, but these skills need not be at a high technical level.
Most building contractors or professional trades' people will find that this is just another piece of work. For some, the installation of a solar heating system will make a good do it yourself project.
The following virtues of workmanship are more important than prior solar experience.
A solar heating project always generates a high level of worker satisfaction.
Installation packages from Radiantec are very important, particularly for the do it yourselfer. They save money and help get the job done promptly. Much of the work is done in the shop under quality controlled circumstances using the right tools and custom made jigs. Shop work is less expensive than site work and the customer will save the difference. There will be less running around looking for components, and you will get the right parts and not questionable substitutions.
The work will involve connections to the potable water supply. In many jurisdictions the use of a licensed professional plumber will be required for this part of the work. In some jurisdictions, a licensed insured contractor is required. A certified solar installer may be required in order to qualify for certain subsidies and tax credits.
Our solar technicians are always ready to answer questions.