Utility bills differ significantly depending on the size of the home, climate, the insulation, choice of fuel and fuel prices. Heating bills are usually higher during the winter. Looking for cheaper alternatives would spare you a lot of money and still guarantee that your family stays warm. Using solar heating appliances to keep your family warm is a fast and efficient approach. Below are some ingenious devices that can help reduce your utility bills. What’s more, you don’t need an engineer to make these changes; you can install them on your own.
- Solar furnace
Create a simple and straightforward furnace that can heat up your house whenever you want it to and also help you cut down heating costs. You can install it in your living room, your bedroom and every other bedroom in your home. It has a large exhaust that blows heated air into the building and an intake that draws air out of your building.
- Solar air heater
This is pretty easy to build. You can watch an online tutorial on how to create it. With a thermosyphon heating system installed in your workshop or your home, your power bills will reduce drastically while you still keep warm. This device consists of corrugated and clear polycarbonate panels. The panels concede sunlight and an absorber capture the sun’s heat. The vents of the collector allow air to circulate. Cool air goes into the lower vents and returns to the interior.
- Solar water heater
A solar water heater is portable and can serve as a backup. You can also use it while camping. The materials used for building this solar water heater can be gotten easily, and you may even have some of them in your garage.
- Solar heater(resized)
With this simple solar heater, you can save yourself a lot of money on utility bills. The simple but efficient design takes in air from its bottom and wafts it out from its top. This device can make a 15-degree difference in heat in your home. You can decide to make this resized solar heater if you can’t find the equipment for the conventional solar heater.
- Hot air collector
This solar hot air collector can heat up your entire building for at least six hours during the day. You can make a solar hot air collector with a used 2 x 4 metal fixture, black paint(reduce carbon body tape outline), and old glass. You can use this to reduce your electricity bill and save more money.
- Window heater & oven
This solar oven can be used to save money on utility bills all year round. Boil eggs, cook rice and even make a lentil stew with this oven.
Taking advantage of solar energy would save you and your family a lot of money in the long run.