Heating your Home with Clean Energy

Heating your home with clean energy is easy. It doesn’t matter if you are building your home or renovating it, you can turn it into a solar energy home by making a few simple changes to your plan.  If the cost of electricity and gas become hard to manage you may want to consider heating your home with the power of the sun.  Solar energy is the heat that comes from the sun down to the earth.  When it reaches the earth it spreads evenly. If you desire heating your home with clean energy you need the sun’s heat to go to a concentrated area such like your home.  Below are the steps you need to take.

Heating your home with clean energy when building

If you are building your home you have several solutions to choose from regarding your heating source.  If you choose heating your home with clean energy from the sun you need to build your home facing in the direction that the sun rise’s.  This allows your home to get the most sunshine during the hottest part of the day. Buying solar powered glass windows allow the sun to come through and stay in the home without escaping back out.  After the sun goes down your home is kept warm by the sunlight that came into the home during the day.  You need to keep the door shut in order to keep the heat in. You also need to use insulated curtains so that the heat will not escape at night. Make sure you don’t allow too many windows on the side of the house that faces the evening sun as it may cause the home to cool down quickly.

Heating your home with clean energy when renovating

Renovating your home to use the sun as a natural heating source is fairly easy to do.  Although you can’t change the direction that your home is built in to face the morning sun you can still trap the sunlight that shines through and reduce the amount of time that you use any other source of heat.  You may want to consider building a sun room onto the side that catches the morning sun allowing it to heat up naturally and then install ceiling fans that will circulate the air into the parts of the house.  During the day this may provide enough heat to maintain the warmth in your home. When renovating your home, it will help to install solar power windows that are specially designed to attract the sunlight and allow it to come into the house but don’t allow the heat to escape.  This is a natural way to heat your home.

Heating your home with clean energy using sunlight is an excellent way to save money on your energy bill and it’s also  good for the environment.  It’s recommended to install a backup heating source in case the sunlight does not heat your home efficiently due to bad weather.  Your back up system can be used in conjunction with the solar energy, to still help cut down on the use of electricity or gas.

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