Tag Archive: Passive

How To Make A Passive Solar Heater

How To Make A Passive Solar Heater This is a very simple project using a couple pieces of Styrofoam and some normal kitchen aluminum foil. And a can of black spray paint. The idea was also not to block out the window fully, so the heater was made a bit smaller than the window. This …

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How To Make A Passive Fireplace Heat Exchanger

How To Make A Passive Fireplace Heat Exchanger Most states now ban the old-fashioned style of hearth fireplace in new construction and remodeling because it sends more heat up the chimney than into the room. One way to partially reverse that heat loss is with a fireplace heat exchanger. This utilitarian appliance works simply by …

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How To Use The Earth For Passive Heating/Cooling Your house

How To Use The Earth For Passive Heating/Cooling Your house The earth sheltered house uses the ground as insulating blanket which effectively¬†protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events. An earth sheltered home is energy-efficient, quiet, freeze-proof and low maintenance. Aesthetically an earth sheltered home blends in with the natural environment, leaving …

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