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Cheap and Easy Solar Heater

 
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Here's a cheap Solar Heater we made that works really well, and you can put together in a weekend. It runs a small fan for circulation, not totally necessary, but greatly improves performance:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Solar-Heater/

And here's the Spanish version, if you need it:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Calenton-Solar/



 
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Very nice. Very simple.

Another quick tip for saving energy: Keep you hot water heater in your green house if you have one.
 
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Chris Allen wrote:Very nice. Very simple.

Another quick tip for saving energy: Keep you hot water heater in your green house if you have one.



We have a solar water heater, and the tank is well insulated (R60, I think). I don't have a greenhouse, but that is a good idea!
 
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