Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile)
Winter comfort and safety are important considerations when planning for emergencies and hard times. If done properly, using the sun’s energy for most of the heating in your home is practical, cost effective and healthier than the typical fuel-guzzling furnace in most homes. Proper solar heating gives the family a level of resilience and comfort far better than any conventional backup system for times when the utilities are off.
For a modest expenditure of money, most homes can be retrofitted with some appreciable level of solar gain. So the question is — whether you are building a new home or retrofitting an existing home — will you learn the correct principles and adapt your attitudes and lifestyle as needed to get the maximum desired performance?
There are practical approaches on how the sun’s energy can be put to work for you in a home you plan to build or that can be applied to an existing home. If your attitude qualifies and you have a few basic skills, you may be able to retrofit your home for a few hundred dollars rather than many thousands.
(originally broadcast February 25, 2014)
Practical Concepts for Heating with Solar Energy
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