All of us know how it’ll be like if we leave our car for too long under the sun. It will pretty much turn the inside of our car into an oven. Sunlight can actually raise the temperature inside our car to as high as 160 Fahrenheit in the summer! That’s hot folks, it is hot enough to crack the plastic dashboard.
Why does this happens? Glass, being a transparent material allows light in but it traps the heat. This is commonly known as the greenhouse effect.
How do we make use of this free, passive, clean and abundantly available solar energy for our home?
By utilizing the concept of greenhouse effect, we can use it to heat up air and circulate it around our house to warm the rooms in the winter months.
Commercially available solar air heater is quite expensive. If you are looking for one, be prepared to invest as much as $1000 for a unit.
A cheaper alternative is to make the solar air heater yourself. How do we do this? Check out the video below to see how it is done.
Do you want to know how to make your own solar air heater similar the one shown my Jim Meaney? If you do, click on the link below to see a step by step guide on how to make your own DIY solar air heater with minimal cost.