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Using Solar Energy to Heat Your Home
Using solar energy to heat your home in the wintertime is not complicated, expensive, or time-consuming. In fact there are many simple and easy ways to use solar Sun power to help heat your home and reduce your electricity bills in the winter.
In North America, the winter sun is lower in the sky and weaker in strength but it can still help warm your home quite nicely. The best way to utilize that Sun power immediately is to simply open the curtains on the south side of your home. Houses which have many windows on the south side will get the best results.
Simply opening the curtains will allow the sun to shine into the room, and that will help warm up various objects and items in the room too. Some objects and items will hold heat better than others. And this is a good thing when you're using solar energy to try and heat your home. Metal objects for example will absorb the sun's heat fairly easily, and store it for slow release throughout the day or night. Water works the same way. If you have dark furniture that can also help absorb the Sun's heat, which will in turn help warm up your room. And last but not least, if you have concrete, Adobe or brick in the walls and flooring of your home, those will also absorb the sun's warmth throughout the day. The walls and floors will then slowly release that heat throughout the cold of the night, which helps your home stay comfortable while requiring less work from your furnace.
To make the best use of this natural solar energy immediately there are a few things you can do after opening the curtains to let the sunlight in. First of all, try to sit any metal furniture or objects close to the Windows which have the most sun coming it. By placing these metal objects into the sunlight, they'll be able to absorb the heat much faster.
If you don't have any metal furniture or objects, you can use water instead. This is actually an excellent way to recycle drinking water jugs too. Each time you empty a drinking water jug, instead of throwing it away fill it up with tap water. Then position these jugs of water in an area which gets plenty of sun throughout the day. The water will store the heat from the sun throughout the day, then at night time as it gets colder inside, the water will slowly release the heat into the room.
Be sure to close your curtains in the evening once the sun starts going down so that the heat you have absorbed throughout the day does not get released to quickly at nighttime. Closing the curtains will also help insulate the Windows so you're not receiving extra cold air from outside.