Do-It-Yourself Solar Heat Collectors


| February/March 2006

  • solar heat grabber, solar home heating
    If you have at least one unshaded, south-facing window, you can use a solar heat grabber to direct warm air into your home.
    J. WEILAND

  • solar heat grabber, solar home heating

Wouldn’t you love to heat your home with free energy from the sun? There are simple, inexpensive, do-it-yourself solar projects that can reduce your heating bills.

The sun’s energy can be captured by homemade solar hot-air collectors and thermosiphoning panels to provide free heat. The units direct air warmed by the sun through a window or wall opening into the adjoining room.

If you're serious about cutting your home heating bills this winter, one of these inexpensive, do-it-yourself projects will help:

Solar Heat Grabber
Build this simple solar heater that hangs outside of a window and sends free heat from the sun into a room.



Building Plan for the Solar Heat Grabber
You can build a heat grabber from this detailed, large-scale plan.

Building Plan for a Solar Hot-air Collector
This shed-type hot air collector will help heat your house in the winter and offer storage space in the summer.

CraigM
11/13/2013 10:52:26 AM

Nice posting this! I get the informations well. Thanks


Jared_7
3/1/2010 3:41:46 PM

Thanks for posting this great collection of home made solar air heaters. It is nice to see what other people have been trying. I live in a cold Canadian climate and have made a few different choices in the design of my solar air heater to help increase the efficiency. I have posted the details of the project here: http://practicallyoffthegrid.com/category/solar-air-heating/


Jared_7
3/1/2010 3:40:16 PM

Thanks for posting this great collection of home made solar air heaters. It is nice to see what other people have been trying. I live in a cold Canadian climate and have made a few different choices in the design of my solar air heater to help increase the efficiency. I have posted the details of the project here: http://practicallyoffthegrid.com/category/solar-air-heating/







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