Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hot Water

When I am stationary I get hot water from running my engine.  I rarely run my engine to generate electricity as I have solar panels and if they don’t produce enough for my needs then I change my needs so they do.  The question then, is what do you do for hot water? Are there greener options that actually work?  Summer is not a problem as a black bag of water on the roof soon heats up, but what about winter? So far I have hot water in the evenings by putting the kettle on the fire in the morning, but are there other ways?


Blogger Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

Have you considered a back boiler on a stove

5:19 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

Put the hot water from the night before into a thermos flask for morning.

7:45 PM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

Hello Brian. A back boiler isn't a bad idea. I do periodically think about it but I find the thought of the plumbing a bit daunting.

Lorna - keeping water warm is not a problem in winter - it goes into the kettle and onto the stove (the stove is how I heat the water up in the first place) but it doesn't really work for showers.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Lorna said...

Brrr! I do remember the chilly stand-up to the basin and wash all over of my childhood. Low carbon footstep action but an act of masochism for me.

11:49 AM  

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