Here in Colorado they are talking about our ulitilies going up by 25 percent. I don't know about you but I can't afford to pay more to heat my home. I have Fibromyalsia and to get cold can knock me off my feet for days at a time. So my husband and I did a search on the internet for something that was cheap, could be made ourselves and could help out with the heating bills. Here we have a lot of days when we do have sunshine so we thought solar would be the way to go.
We found this web site and it gives very detailed plans for a solar window heater. Now don't freak out, these plans are very easy. With just a few tools and these plans you can heat a room with a solar heater. Of course these need to be south facing rooms but if you are lucky enough to have a south facing house you may be able to really reduce your heating costs.
Hope this helps to keep you all toasty warm for the winter.
By Debra in Colorado