Practical Concepts for Heating with Solar Energy

 

 

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)

Instructor: Jim Phillips
Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years. For a number of years prior to this career, his hobby was teaching cold weather safety & survival.

Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness. He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.

The answers he seeks (and then teaches) must be based on true principles derived from first hand experience. Above all else, he believes that attitude and practical knowledge is more critical to survival than having a bunch of “stuff.”


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