Thursday, February 3, 2011

Solar Air Heater: You Can Easily Build One Yourself

Solar Air Heater is the most economical way to heat your room because your fuel is free. You just have to pay a one-time set up cost and you get significant savings in the years to come. The building process itself is easy and a simple window type can be built with a few hundred dollars as a do-it-yourself project. Of course you can also have it installed by a professional installer.

All the reasons are in your favor to have one installed in your home.

1.    It is easy and economical to build or acquire
2.    It is almost maintenance free
3.    It will save you a lot of money
4.    It is environment friendly with no pollutants produced in operation

Most Air Heating Systems are designed as room heaters suited for individual or adjoining rooms. Very briefly, this is how it works: An electric powered fan or blower pulls air from the room through the collector and blows back heated air into the room. This is the simple wall mounted solar heater. For roof mounted designed to heat adjoining rooms, ducts to convey air must be installed. The electrically powered fan makes it an active solar air heater. In the passive type, air enters into the bottom of the collector, rises as it is heated and enters the room.

Although factory built collectors for on-site installation are available, do-it-yourselfers may choose to build and install their own air collectors.

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  1. Wow! It's also great that you can build it by yourself. Having one for your house is definitely a good investment. It can help you save up on electricity bills and reduce the environmental footprint of your home.

    Avery Simek