How To Enhance Your Outdoor Space With Solar
How can you use solar in the backyard? Here’s a quick look at your options.
Why Focus on the Patio for Solar Enhancements?
Why is Solar a Great Addition to Your Patio?
How Can You Use Solar in the Backyard?
1. Replace Lighting with Solar Lights
2. Switch From Gas Heaters to Solar
Patio heaters extend the usable seasons for your outdoor space, meaning you get more time to spend with your loved ones. Instead of staying stuck indoors through the colder months, patio heaters allow your family to stay warm while dining al-fresco or otherwise enjoying some quality time outside.
Your first thought when trying to extend your time outdoors into the colder season may be to outfit the deck with gas heaters. However, solar air heaters can save you a lot of time that would otherwise be spent replacing gas tanks. Solar air heaters use thermal energy captured during the day from the sun and store and release the heat when needed. They make for an easy option for heating the patio.
3. Install Solar Panels on the Patio Roof
Many home roofs are actually unsuitable or inaccessible for the installation of solar panels. Fortunately, a patio roof is a perfect alternative that allows ample access to sunlight.
The potential for using solar in your outdoor space can be as limitless as the joy your family gains from a well-designed patio. Here’s to more memories, and a brighter future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Regina Jaina is a freelance writer with a passion for real estate. Through her research and writing, she hopes to help homeowners find their dream homes. In her free time, she is an avid tennis player.