Some useful tips on how to use that what one already has in order to use less energy in the winter to heat living rooms or to cool the living rooms during the summer. Some of the tips are very simple and useful.
Houses should be projected in a way that most of the living rooms is located on the south side of the house. That way most of the sun rays will be used to heat the place and for natural illumination. On the south side of the house windows should be bigger from the windows on the north side of the house to prevent loss of heat. Kitchen, hallways, bedrooms, bathrooms and niches should be located on the north side of the house.
Winter garden enables us to use sun energy more efficiently. The shutters on the roof should have such a slope that prevents light from coming in when it’s summer and lets the light in when it’s winter. That way in the winter garden is heated and in the summer it stays cooler.
Also winter garden prevents extra loss of heat through the walls during the night while the heat stored in walls is radiated during the days.Shutters on the winter garden should be used for ventilation and prevent overheating the living quarters.
Plants planted on the north side of the house makes a great shelter from the cold winds from north. And in the summer the leaves of the trees and plants planted around the house create shade. The facade should be that of the brighter colors so that it reflects light and reduces need for extra heating.
Using shutters and blinds on the windows the temperature of living quarters can be reduced by 8°C during the summer. Also shutters can be used to prevent heat loss during the winter by up to 10%.
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