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Build Your Own Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace

Build Your Own Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace

Build Your Own Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace

If you have a conservatory, skylight or roof lantern, solar control window film is the perfect answer to heat and glare issues. The film is applied internally and in the summer reflects back the sunlight which reduces the heat coming through into the room.It also limits the amount of glare, making it a much more comfortable and enjoyable space to be in. Not only does the window film help in the summer, it is designed to reflect the escaping heat during the winter to keep the warmth in the room.

Ecomotive from instrucables presents a product aimed at lowering your winter heating bill and carbon footprint by generating heat for free using the power of the sun! Projects that involve warming air for space heating using the sun are plentiful. However, most of them involve permanently installed flat plate collectors made out of soda cans or aluminum downspout.

We also recently had some really good solar window film fitted¬†and it’s helped a huge amount as we had such bad glare from the sun before but now it’s just beautiful, so have a look into that if you have glare problems.

Installing a permanant collector usually means drilling two large holes through the side of your house in order to route the ductwork. Check out the full tutorial in the link below.

Build Your Own Window Mounted Solar Hot Air Furnace

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