This is my project for the weekend – to build a solar window heater (shown in the video below). It’s been a fairly mild winter here in Japan thus far and I have managed not to take out the space heater, but it’s been getting colder and it is just a matter of time. With heating costs far above what they are in the US, it pays to find ways to save on heating where ever possible.
Heating bills are going to wreck more than a few budgets this winter even in the US with the price of oil skyrocketing, so finding an easy way to save on heating is something that I assume most people are interested in. The video below shows how to create a solar window heater for about $10 – I tested the plastic container with black paper shown at the end of the video and could feel the heat, so I’m definitely interested in this project. That $45 a month estimated savings will be about $100 a month here.
Take a look and I think you’ll find the video interesting – especially for those that are looking to decrease their heating bills this winter: