Solar Power Homes

Have you ever noticed homes that have huge tinted windows in them as you drive by?  They are using solar power to heat their homes. Any home can be built to use solar power with just a few minor alterations and you too can build a solar power house that will save you a lot of money.

There are just a few suggestions when building your solar power home. It depends on where you live as to which side of the house you should put the most windows on. For the most part it’s more common that the sun rises more toward the south side of your home. This is the side where you want to have the most windows in your home. That way you are allowing the sun to shine through and warm your home naturally. You also need to make sure that there are no trees that are directly close to the house that may prevent the sun from shining directly into the home. Don’t use dark colors in your home to decorate with. Instead use bright and light colors that will attract the heat more evenly.

Overtime when you rely more on the sun to heat your home and all the other functions it can perform. You will have a lower monthly bill or even no monthly bill because you don’t pay the sun. Use ceiling fans to reduce the amount of time you may need to run your air conditioner. Ceiling fans can produce a more even amount of heat and air without having hot and cold pockets throughout the home. Use metal insulated doors that will keep out the cold and bring in the heat. Keep the doors closed during the time of day that the sun is shining in on that side of your home in order to save the heat inside your home longer.

Owning a solar power home means that you are encouraging preserving our natural resources for the future. It also means that you will not worry about the increase in electricity and gas costs because you are using the best source available.