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"Solar Infra Systems Solar Air Heater - 150 Sq. Ft. Coverage, Model# SIS25M1848"

Item# 32625
"The Solar Infra Systems Solar Air Heater is a supplementary solar heat system that helps reduce energy costs by adding to existing building heat systems during daylight hours. Spaced collectors are designed to still allow 50 of the natural light into the room. An 18in.W x 48in.H x 2in. thick fireproof polycarbonate panel creates the heat from the infrared energy of the sun, and a 7 Watt solar P/V panel creates electricity to run the heater fan for convection air. Can add up to 20F/5C over the ambient room temperature. Dimensions L x W x H in. 18 x 48 x 2, Air Delivery CFM 50, Color Clear, Insulation None, Product Style Flat panel, Mount Type Self standing, Heating Capability sq. ft. 150, Panel Type Radiant energy absorbing, Panels qty. 1, Thermostat Included No, Watts 7, Material Plastic, aluminum, Battery Type Photovoltaic. Fan provides airflow of up to 50 cu. ft./min. Fan is powered by direct sunlight Designed for most efficient use in areas up to 150 sq. ft., with single pane glass Not recommended for use behind thermopane, E and argon gas windows Includes mounting kit Spaced collectors allow for 50 of natural light to shine through"
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for "Solar Infra Systems Solar Air Heater - 150 Sq. Ft. Coverage, Model# SIS25M1848"
Review 1 for "Solar Infra Systems Solar Air Heater - 150 Sq. Ft. Coverage, Model# SIS25M1848"
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

solar heater

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November 17, 2014
By
from wisconsin
Does not operate as advertised. A very expensive piece of plastic.
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+3points
5out of 7found this review helpful.
Review 2 for "Solar Infra Systems Solar Air Heater - 150 Sq. Ft. Coverage, Model# SIS25M1848"
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Yes, it heats room air

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August 31, 2014
By
from Canada
Actually the solar heat is not already in your house until the sun, around noon, is able to directly shine into the room. Then it mainly heats up the floor and the heat rises to the ceiling and stays there. This solar air heater is like an electric room heater, except it heats and circulates room air with solar energy and not electricity. Most household heaters, including your recirculating air furnace only heat the air in the house. (Unless you have a heat vent recovery unit). Like a room electric heater, you simply “plug it in” by hanging it the window. It recovers the room heat lost through the walls and windows and prevents the room thermostat from coming on and turning on the main house heating system. If you have a cottage with no electricity, this heater is perfect for off season mildew prevention. In some regions electricity is already up to 12 cents per kilowatt and in some areas, propane is nearly $4.00 per gallon. What heater can you buy that pays for itself in a couple of years? Just make sure you get the right one for single pane and standard double pane windows.
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+13points
14out of 15found this review helpful.
Review 3 for "Solar Infra Systems Solar Air Heater - 150 Sq. Ft. Coverage, Model# SIS25M1848"
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

gimmick

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April 4, 2013
By
from Virginia
This product collects 4 square feet of solar heat which has passed through your window and is already in your house. If you don't buy it- the heat is already in your house, so you have lost nothing, and you gain nothing from putting it there. No reputable solar manufacturer would sell anything like this. Hopefully Northern tool will drop this item.
Describe Yourself: Professional
+53points
65out of 77found this review helpful.
Review 4 for "Solar Infra Systems Solar Air Heater - 150 Sq. Ft. Coverage, Model# SIS25M1848"
Overall Rating:
1 / 5
1 / 5

Junk

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February 10, 2013
By
from Maryland
Doesn't do anything. Expensive piece of plastic and metal that hangs in the window and does absolutely NOTHING. don't waste your money!
Describe Yourself: Total Beginner
+57points
65out of 73found this review helpful.