Why you need solar space heater for your home?
Many space heaters run up your electric bills and end up costing you an arm and a leg in the end. However there is a much more eco-friendly alternative that is not only effective, but is also incredibly cheap and easy to build. Solar space heating are the perfect solution for those who want their garage or other room heated but don’t want to have to pay the electric bills. Making a solar space heater is simple and really only requires a few hours of your time.
How to build your own solar space heater system
Now Let’s start build own solar space heater system. First, you need to gather your supplies. The solar panel requires a frame so you will need some 2×4’s, a glass or Plexiglas panel, some pop cans, black spray paint, epoxy, duct tape, and a polystyrene board. You will also need a drill, a screwdriver, nails, hammer, and a few other tools. If you are wondering how many pop cans you will need, this will depend on how large of a solar space heater you are going to make. Most of the standard ones will require 140 cans because the heater is 3ft by four ft.
Now that you have all of your necessary supplies and tools we can begin to build your own solar space heater system. Build the frame first then prepare the pop cans. With a screwdriver make a large hole in the bottom of each (around the size of a quarter). Now, take some your cans and put them in your frame that is laid out on the ground (start at the bottom and leave a small space at between the bottom row and the frame). Make a row so that each can is side by side, now take a long piece of duct tape and lay it across all of them, binding them to the frame. Add on a second row directly above the first, then add a third row and so forth until you’ve filled up the entire space frame.
Once all of the cans are secured in place and the frame is filled, take your paint and spray the cans and frame so that it is completely black. Next , glue on your Plexiglas to the front of the frame with the epoxy. This will seal in hot air and promote convection. Turn the frame around and secure the polystyrene board to the back of the frame with epoxy then cut 3 evenly spaced ½ inch holes for your vent.
Placement of the solar space heater is crucial. If you have it inside put it in a window that gets the most sunlight, but if you choose to put solar space heater outside, then use a dryer vent to funnel the heat from the heater and into your house. This solar space heater works by drawing the air to be heated into the bottom can of a column of cans.
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