Recent Arizona installation
Model 1536P 6-panel Array
Solar Air Heater, Solar Air Heating
A Solar air heater works by circulating air from inside your home through the system mounted on the exterior wall. The room air can gain up to 30 - 40 degrees before being vented back into the room. Our module system design allows a multiple array to accommodate maximum outside surface area. Two 4-5" holes are required to be drilled through the exterior wall to accommodate the intake and exhaust ducts. These solar air heaters are used to supplement an existing home heating system and can save up to 30% to 40% on home heating costs annually.
Older Style Solar Air Heaters
- Most solar air heaters work on the same principle as a greenhouse wherein sunlight is converted to heat within a glass or plastic covered enclosure. The heat is then trapped in the enclosure by the glass or plastic. Solar heating is an economical way for persons to augment the heating of homes and other buildings. The devices can be economical to build or buy and energy from the sun is free. Still, older style devices are not as efficient as homeowners or other building owners would like. The reason for this, at least in part, is because cold incoming air is allowed to mix with the heated air in the solar air heater. Such mixing decreases the average temperature of the air in the heater and, thus, reduces the overall efficiency of the heater.
- Solar air heaters have tried to increase efficiency by one or more of, for example, increasing the size of the heater, increasing the surface area for radiant energy absorbance within the heater without increasing external surface area or increasing the layers of clear, transparent or translucent material covering the device. One older style solar air heater is described in the book "Solar Air Heater" (Ray Wolf, Rodale Plans, 1981). This solar air heater tries to increase efficiency by increasing the surface area of the heater. This heater is described as a 4 foot by 8 foot enclosed space covered with translucent fiberglass cloth where cold room air is forced into the device at the base, heated by solar energy and then expelled from outlets at the top back into the room. The enclosure is one large area where cold air can mix with warmer air thereby bringing down the average temperature of the air within the device and, thus, lessening the temperature of the air being expelled back into the room. Additionally, the device is designed to permanently mount on an external wall of the building. Many homes may not have such an expanse of wall space conveniently located for both best sun exposure and best room air exchange.
- Our 1500 Series relates to a solar air heater wherein the enclosed space within the device housing is divided into several essentially isolated sections by a partition. The partition(s) of the 1500 Series solar air heaters are parallel to each other and to the top and bottom panels of the enclosure. The partition(s) of the enclosure contact the side panels perpendicularly and contact the front and back panels at a non-perpendicular angle. Furthermore, the partitions of the 1500 Series comprise a plurality of channels allowing adjacent sections to be in fluid communication with each other. The channels are small enough in diameter to prevent any significant back flow of air. This design not only solves the older style solar air heater problem of incoming cold air mixing with the heated air within the heater but also provides the unsuspected benefit of increased heater efficiency by heating the air in a step-wise manner. This step-wise heating of the air, where the heated air of one section provides the starting air of the next adjacent section, results in a greater temperature gain as compared to a similar sized device not incorporating the step-wise heating technology of the 1500 Series. Additionally, the partitions of the solar heater of the 1500 Series also aid in the heating of the air. The partitions of the 1500 Series, in one embodiment, are made of materials and or colors which are known to absorb solar radiant energy thereby proving additional heating of the air as it passes through the channels of the partitions.
Return on Investment:
The return on investment (ROI) for a solar air heater purchase is relatively short. Your energy savings will equal the cost to buy and install the system in 2 to 4 years. Unlike conventional heating systems, solar air heaters require very little maintenance and they keep working decades beyond the initial cost. "A greener energy solution for the world" is our company slogan and purchasing our solar air heater modules will decrease Propane, Electricity, Natural Gas, and Oil consumption. The energy source to power your solar air heater module system is sunlight, and it’s free from day one.
Installation is inexpensive and easy:
Our solar air heater systems design is simple and within the capacity of any DIY-er. Other solar air heaters measure between 4 to 5 feet wide by 7 to 8 feet high. They're heavy, so you'll need a helper or two to mount one on a roof or side of your dwelling adding a considerable installation cost. The freight can easily run between, $300.00 to $600.00 per panel.
Our Solar Air Heater 1500 Series Modules have been specifically designed to be both easy to install (1 person installation) and easy to remove in the event of relocating. Easy under the arm handling makes this a safe, and easy installation. Shipping and handling of each Module is between 22.00 and 35.00 per module, saving hundreds of dollars when calculation your initial cost over other available solar air heater systems.
How it’s made:
All of the materials used in the fabrication of our Solar Air Heater 1500 series module are made in the United States of America. The thermal absorbing insert are protected by a United States Patent. The proprietary design of the 1500 series manufactured by Solar Air Systems is manufactured under a license agreement.
The inserts are constructed of thin gauge, annealed, aluminum sheet. Each insert with dimensions of 14 by 6 inches. It has rigidity in its length. One side is coated with a high temperature carbon based paint, tailored to the infrared spectrum of sunlight, while the other side is clear aluminum and quite irradiative.
Features the New Model 1536P Profile Series solar air heater module system.
This solar air heater system is an array system including 4 modules designed for ease of installation at a fraction of the price compared to other solar air heaters.
The price includes 4 Model(s) 1536P for $1,469.95. The discounted price represents almost a 30% discount – another industry first for Consumers from Solar Air Systems.
Each Module is of the highest quality the industry can offer. There is no Lexan, Plexiglas, or Fiberglas Glazing with our systems. We use 3/16" Tempered Low-iron Glass for safety, durability, and light emissivity.
There are a limited number of 4-Panel systems at this price. All orders require NO MONEY down.
Shipping within 3-days receipt of payment using UPS. We provide all tracking information via email.
Shipping for the United States is $29.00 to $31.00 per module. International Shipping Rates - Please email for quotation.
Free heat from the sun!
The use of a solar air heater will almost alleviate the need to use conventional heating during fall and spring with a reduced need for conventional heating during the winter.
Solar Air System is a new way of transferring heat energy from the sun into your living areas using a U.S. Patented "Step-Wise Heating Technology™".
Direct sunlight on the surface of each partition causes it to heat up. This heat is transferred into your living area creating a new source of environmentally clean available heat at a minimum cost.
A Solar Air Heater System may be installed as one of the following:
Array of Component Modules
Thru existing window.
Side(s) of each window
New Construction Partition
Solar Air Heating Systems can be designed and supplied as specified by a customers needs and application. The required hot air temperature is not limited by a single sized panel.
System life is more than 20 years without any additional maintenance.
lowest cost, pay-back period is shorter - less than 2 years.