How To Improve Energy Efficiency While Designing A New Home When designing a new home, you want to take advantage of the chance to make it as energy efficient as possible, thus saving money and even have a healthier, comfortable living space. Environmentally sustainable homes are a vital factor to think about for new home builders. Sydney homes needs to be well shaded to take a good benefit of the winter sun, and block it out in the summer, and this also includes the shading of glass. Unprotected glass is the major reason for unwanted heat in the home during the summer months, where radiant heat becomes trapped in the confines of your living space. In order to cool down your new home the best efficient method is to provide the shading which is through the usage of the eaves which is specially designed to protect your home, including the windows from the rays of the sun in the hot months and even assists in the sunlight even in the cool months. This can also be accomplished in passive heating climates by angling the eaves to allow some low angle winter sun to reach walls, floors and especially home windows. The way that you correctly align your eaves would depend mainly on the weather - in colder altitudes the width of the eaves ought to be reduced to 42 to 43 percent, and increasing the distance between the window head to the eave. It won't be beneficial to alter the width of the ease with the help of hot summers in the lower latitudes. In order to know about the optimum eaves width for the energy efficiency, there are some specific formulas that can be used up based on the climate and even latitude. One means of calculating the needed width of the eaves on a ground level home is to multiply the distance from the eaves-line down to the bottom of the window by 0.7. Doing so would keep the glass adequately shaded in the hotter latitudes during the summer months.
A very important aspect for the new home builders is to consider all the chances for shading. Sydney builders often use external sources as well as plants, blinds or even louvers, operable clerestory windows, glaze and tinted glass so as to adjust the way sun enters the home. You want your home to work for you, instead of against the climate. If it runs too cold or too hot, it can become expensive to keep your home tolerable. If your home is well designed, however, and sustainable, it would both run better and save you money. Fixed shading devices like eaves, if properly installed, not just save money, but save lots of time, energy, care and hassle, making your home a more comfortable, healthy and homely place to live.
Published on Apr 5, 2011
When designing a new home, you want to take advantage of the chance to make it as energy efficient as possible, thus saving money and even h...