Comment by Anachronism 2 hours ago
Hi, Everybody. I'm posting a means to lower your use of natural gas, oil and electricity to heat your home, shop or business. I have designed, applied and used this "Stupidly simple system" to five business for 25 years and change the heating costs of $100 a day to $1 a day for 25 years.
The comparison is my building equaled 8 homes of 2,000 square feet and I heated it using "Passive Solar Heating" since 1984 for a dollar a day, (1.00) per day,
My original system cost about $50 in 1984. Today THE SAME SYSTEM COSTS $ 98.69 FROM EITHER HOME DEPOT OR LOWES!
The information enclosed in the following article is as of 08/19/08 for the actual cost to use in your home or business. Look at actual system's as shown in the following posting.
Lets take a simple leap and “YOU” fill in the math.
You live in a typical 1500 sq. ft. home and your heating bill per month to maintain a comfortable level of “72 degree’s” costs you $250 (Kelso Wash) August 24, 2008, per month.
You COULD spend $3000 per year.
(The cost shown of $250 per month is from an actual 1000 sq. ft house using electrical Baseboard heater (Smaller then typical)
NOW let’s leap ten years forward and you have spent $30,000 to heat your home.
Now, today you spend $125 and install an individual Attic Solar Heating system, which saves you $100 a month. In ten years you could save $12,000 or decide to simply sit in your chair and know that your “Heating Bills will never increase” AND spend your $30,000 heating your home.
This simple effort doesn’t require you install “Solar Panels” and figure out how to purchase product, install on your roof, “tap into your Electrical System” and purchase the specific “Electrical Connections required by State Rules”. State laws also require a certified Electrical Contractor to “TAP” into your system and they usually charge $150 and hour.
NOW you have created a system to produce electrical power to operate some system or hope you can sell your “Excess” power to your local utility company?
Now you have a group of simple decisions?
1. Will my roof system be damaged and leak water into my house?
2. What happens when something damages your “Solar Electrical” system and it quits?
3. When the sun doesn’t shine on your “Panel’s”, will it heat your house or operate some electrical item?
4. Does it operate at night and produce power?
5. Will the voltage be stable?
I know these problems “will never occur” and your system will operate for the next “Ten years and you will recover your investment of an indeterminate amount” (BUT did you save any money?}
Now the “Panel System” has to be replaced, as it is possible that it will fail to function, be damaged with objects striking the glass panels or some other problem?
Who buy’s “Used” solar panel systems?
Now the operational costs of your “Passive Solar System” has required no repairs, or changes and it simply “HELPS” to heat your home?
Look at the 25-year track record of our (4) Passive Solar heating projects and the 20-year operations of our “dual unit” creating “Passive Solar Cooling & Heating “ with NO Maintenance Required in any of these systems.
UPDATE-Supplies from LOWES-Dated 08/19/08 to “Purchase” enough supplies to install a stand alone “Passive Solar Heating Unit” to pull heated attic air into your residence.
Quantity ITEM SKU PRICE
1 8” Duct Fan Motor #185010 29.93
1 8” Black Ducting (flex) #36441 38.69
(You will have 12’ of ducting left over to assist your children, friends or the older couple next door who can’t afford to pay $50 a month to try and keep warm?? HELP OTHERS? It’s noble to share?
(A) Separate Electrical Control to turn on using temperature sensor in peak of attic area. Approx. 60.00
(Ranco ETC Commercial Temperature Controls, Part # ETC-111000
Available from CED electrical supply house OR from Honey Run Apiaries for a model to replace my original “Goldline 30” used in 1984 project”)(Quote from “Honey Run” of $59.99) 2008
(B) Electrical connections to 8” duct motor (120 V single phases) you may be allowed to connect, BUT don’t assume you can!
(C) Finish trim inside
No labor costs to install in the above figures,
Need Cloth or Metal strapping to hold ducting in place in the attic
You now have the parts to create a stand-alone unit for Passive solar HEATING.
Approximate costs ------- $123.62 + tax and labor.
CAN YOU AFFORD TO SPEND $123.62 TO POTENTIONALY SAVE $12,000
IF you have a “Downdraft” furnace system you only need part #36441 (the insulated Ducting) and Separate Electrical Control to operate the sensor to turn on the “fan motor of your current downdraft hot air system” and it will distribute the “FREE” solar throughout “YOUR” complete HOME
Your “DOWNDRAFT” system could cost $38.69 for ducting and $60 for sensor unit or a total of $98.69 PLUS your labor and misc. ducting supports and or sealing duct tape for any joints.
REMEMBER I have heated a building the size of “11” separate homes of 1600 sq. feet for 25 years for less then a” $1.00 per day”.
(Check Photo “IMG_0002_2 with comments under Photo. http://push.pickensplan.com/photo/photo/show?id=2187034%3aphoto%3a5...
“YOU DECIDE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU AND DO IT “NOW”
I know it’s hard to make decisions and then do something? So simply forget the information discussed above and continue as before?
“MAKE A DECISION AND DO SOMETHING!!!!
As a side note you can actually "Passively solar Cool" your home or business as I have accomplished that in Vancouver Wa. for 20 years and this building equals 14 houses of 2000 sq. feet and has averaged about $1.15 per day. Everything shown and talked about did happen and continues to occur daily.
The methods used are simple and have not required repairs, changes and NO human intervention to make it work. It requires you to do something or simply sit in your chair and watch the world go by?
SIMPLY DO SOMETHING, BECAUSE NOBODY ELSE WILL!