Do I Really Need a Solar Collector to Heat My Home, or Can I Get Just as Much Heat by Adding a South-Facing Window?


| 10/1/2008 12:00:00 AM


Tags: windows, solar collector, heating, solar,

Do I really need a solar collector to heat my home, or can I get just as much heat by adding a south-facing window?

Rowan Wilkinson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Windows and solar hot-air collectors are about equal in collection capability. I think the choice boils down to which works best for your situation. To me, these are the pros and cons.

Window Pros:

• Collect heat and provide daylight.

• Views.




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