South-facing windows are popular due to their ability to help homeowners reduce their heating and cooling costs by 85%. This is all thanks to your home’s passive solar design. Some homeowners, however, think that this only works during one season. This isn’t actually the case as you can actually make the most of your south-facing windows during both the winter and summer.
In this post, fiberglass window installation experts from Skyline Windows discusses the different ways you can make the most of your south-facing windows.
You’ve likely heard a few experts say that south-facing windows are a nightmare to own during the summer. However, what some don’t know is that you can still make your south-facing windows work in your favor during the season by adding some shade such as awnings, trees, or window coverings. If your home is a passive solar building, on the other hand, you won’t even have to worry about this as it will use its thermal mass to help keep your home cool and prevent the summer sun from making your home too hot.
Alternatively, you can also have some Low-E windows installed in your home for maximum energy-efficiency year round. This is because Low-E coated windows can actually reflect heat gain and keep your home energy-efficient no matter what season it is. To install a Low-E vinyl or wood window in your home, don’t hesitate to turn to Skyline Windows.
As opposed to the summer season, during the winter, the sun is lower than usual and can allow heat energy to be absorbed into your home. While this is a good thing since the winter season can be particularly cold, it’s also possible for heat to escape your home and cause your heating bills to skyrocket. To make the most out of your south-facing window during the season, it’s recommended that you double or triple your window’s glass panes. That way, the heat will be retained in your building.
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