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Yes, they are so renewable it is awesome!
Thank you! I agree, if these were lighter they would be very better! I have been experimenting with using foam board for the entire project, I just need to get a lighter glass, or plexiglass : )
Thank you for the link! Yes, I first started researching ways to save on energy on my own because of how high our utility bills were. You are right it is not a new concept. That is what amazes me is that it is actually a very old concept, yet around most of the country we have abandoned building practices that take advantage of our plentiful natural resources. Dating back to the 5th century BC the ancient greeks even built their homes to maximize the sun's potential. http://californiasolarcenter.org/history-passive/Once the invention of central AC, and quick stick built homes came along, I feel like the importance of passive heating and cooling was lost : (
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Please see top reply. -Lillyvilleky : )
To use it, you can move it inside. It will continue to give off heat for a while. You can also attach a computer fan and hose-as others have said-to blow the warm air into your home. I did not have a computer fan and didn't want to buy one for this project, nor did I want to put a permanent hole into my home for this unit. It was more of a project to see how cheaply I could generate heat. Say for instance, homeless people outside who don't have heat but still need to stay warm without starting a fire, or using electricity. You can put this outside in the sun and still be able to stay warm if you are near it. Plus it was practically free to make.
Yes! Very cool!
Yes it definitely works, however I don't use it in the house often because it is kind of heavy for me to move. If I were to do it again I would use plexiglass to make it lighter!
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