Solar air heaters are becoming all the rage. Because of the high cost of electricity and fuel prices these days, more and more people are going solar.
Solar heaters, as indicated by the term “solar”, are heaters that are generated by the sun, just as any other solar-powered product. Like all solar-produced products, solar air heaters saves a lot of money and saves the environment as well.
How does a solar air heater work? Well, first of all, keep in mind that a solar air heater is not intended to replace your existing heating system, just to supplement or support it. Solar heaters uses roof, wall or window-mounted collectors to generate solar power to charge your heating system.
It has generally been recommended that solar air heaters be used in large apartment complexes and office buildings where air conditioning and air duct systems are most likely to be found. Rows of black tube is installed on the roofs of such buildings in which air is then pumped into them, heating them sufficiently. In turn the air is distributed into the building’s heating system and then released through heating ducts. An air compressor continues the job as air is constantly pumped through pipes on the roof.
This, of course, does not mean that one cannot install an solar air heating system in the privacy of their home or house. Unless you can install it yourself, which will probably be a lot cheaper, then it might be best for you to hire a licensed professional. It may be more expensive-if you can afford it-but it will certainly be worth it.
But a solar-powered air heater can have its disadvantages too. If you live in a state where it’s not always so sunny, then you’re going to have some problems; your air heater can only be effective on nice days. If you live in a sunshine state, of course, then you won’t be likely to have the same problems-at least not as frequent.
How much can a solar air heater cost? It depends on how much you are willing to pay and how much you can afford. There are solar heaters that are expensive and there are those that are used, or cheap. Ultimately, you have to decide which ones best fits your options-and budget.
Well, there you have it, folk-the solar-powered air heater. Go out and get yours today!Sponsors: