This COPPER COIL SOLAR WATER HEATER Off Grid Homesteading Project maximes the sun’s warming rays by using aluminum backing intensifies the heating properties from front and back.
Everyone needs water to survive. Depending on what you want to use water for, you may choose to heat it up to suit your need. The concept of heating water with the sun is becoming increasingly popular because of the many benefits it offers.
Having a solar water heater in your home ensures that you have free hot water all year round. If you are one of those who use hot water every day, then the solar water heater is just perfect for you. Fortunately, it is cost effective. Yes, using solar water heating systems reduces your electricity bills.
Solar energy is reliable. As long as the sun is shining, you will always have hot water available for your personal use. This reduces your dependence on fossil fuel companies that supply utility. Who doesn’t like that feeling of independence?
The solar water heating system is also environmentally friendly as it’s primary source of energy is the sun. Unlike the energy that comes from burning of fossil fuels which causes environmental problems such as climate change and acid rain, solar energy has zero impact on the environment. It is clean energy and does not pollute the environment.
Materials: outer board 1/2″ plywood 23.7″ x 23.7″ (sold that way – no cutting required). inner board 1/4″ plywood 19 3/4″ x 19 3/4″. glass 20″x20″ (or use Plexi-Glas).4 3/8″ Square wooden dowels. 2×2 lumber 2 pieces cut to 20 1/4″ and 2 pieces cut to 23 1/4″. Hardware: Four (#10) 2 1/2″ wood screws. Eight (#10) 1″ wood screws. Fourteen 3/8″ screws (to hold down the aluminum). 12 1.5″ (#16) wire nails. heavy duty heat resistant zip ties (or use wire). 5 3/4″ satin brass finish door pull (the handle).
Solar water heater increases the value of your home. So anytime you sell your house, you can be sure to get back the money you invested in installing your solar water heater. Plus it is durable and easy to maintain.
The Good news is that you can build your own solar water heater and save cost. Here is a detailed guide to help you do just that.
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