If you’ve got good sun exposure on one side of your house, you
Sometimes, low-tech solar devices are much better than high-tech ones for
And even better, they can be built in part from re-purposed or recycled components, which is something you don’t
Double-glazed glass or polycarbonate panels make up the front of the device, allowing the sun’s rays to enter it while restricting heat loss to the outside air, and the box is also insulated for more efficiency.
When exposed to the sun, the air inside the solar heater begins to warm, and as it does, it rises to the top of the box and can be ported directly into the house.
small fans and thermostats can be added
For an overview, and complete downloadable plans for this DIY solar space heater, see
Greg’s Pop-Can Solar Space Heating Collector
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