Tip: Want To Reduce Your Energy Bills AND Become a Better Eco Citizen?
If you would like to save on your energy bills and conserve energy, use sunlight in your homes design when doing a major renovation or building a new house to provide natural lighting, heat, and shade. If you can utilize this passive solar design method you will reduce you energy bills. For further energy saving tips you can consult with your contractor or architect about these following tips:
To let in solar heat during the winter and reduces your cooling needs in the summer use landscaping and overhangs to provide shade and install retractable window awnings.
There is no better cost effective cooling system then a cool summer breeze, to utilize this cross ventilation potential design your widows accordingly.
Make sure you have insulated windows. Situate the side of your house so that the most glazing is facing south, and since the south side of your house gets the most sun this will maximize the solar heat and light entering your home.