For many individuals, getting heat is merely a matter of pushing a button or turning a dial, which is rather nice but often inconvenient. Solar energy is a really cost effective way to heat businesses, schools and houses, and it is not hard to do. Even in the wintertime, there are many ways to capture the sun's rays. A solar source such as a sun room is required, which not only attracts sunshine but also traps the heat within it.
A sun room is typically connected to the residence and is made out of lots of floor to ceiling glass panels. Sun rooms are usually built to face the morning sun, which makes it possible for them to catch a great deal of natural light. The sun shines in through the glass and heats the inside of the room. The heat remains in the room, because it cannot escape through the glass walls. So long as the room is constructed the proper way, the heat is quite efficient, along with being natural.
There are other types of solar heating systems, one of which is thermal mass, which draws in heat and then keeps it. It operates by absorbing and keeping the heat until the sun goes down and then starts to disperse it. Yet another natural solar heating and ventilation system is the trombe wall, which retains the heat by means of air channels. A thermal mass and a glass object are placed to face the sun, and the heat is captured in between them. Heat kept in the wall is radiated by the wall and circulated through vents. A different one that also utilizes a wall facing the sun is a transpired collector, which heats up the air with the captured sunshine, as it enters the ventilation system.
A building may be ventilated using a solar cooling process. It utilizes a steam engine that operates on solar powered energy, with a cooling device connected to it, which collects the heat and transforms the steam into ice. The solar chimney, made by hollowing out a thermal mass, is a different type of solar ventilation system. Air inside the chimney is warmed and as it rises it is circulated to where it is needed. From the foregoing it is apparent that many ways exist by which homes, schools and businesses can be warmed. There are more ways, but these few serve to demonstrate how the sun's heat can be employed by using natural materials. They don't use non-renewable resources and the heating isn't unnatural.
If you are searching for ways to warm your house without making use of non-renewable resources, then a few of these examples might be of interest to you. The only source of energy they utilize is the sun. You will get the best use out of these systems if your residence is located in a consistently sunny area. We all need a heat source to warm our homes with.