Passive Solar Building Ideas

Some tips on saving on your heating and cooling bills. (Passive Tips)
Plant trees near the side of your house that faces the equator. Leaves will shade the house in summer. Leaves drop off and let sun into heat up your home in the winter.

Paint your house a color that can reflect or absorb heat from the sun. If your heating bill is higher paint your house a darker color so the sun heat is absorb better. If cooling is higher then paint your house a lighter shade to reflect heat.

Hang curtains in the winter open them facing the equator during the day and close them up tight at night to keep heat in. In summer keep them closed during the day and open when it starts cooling off.

Money saved could be used for something in your future or the present.

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