With the winter and its freezing temperatures coming, you should find different ways of keeping your home warm and comfortable. After all, you might end up with higher energy bills. One of the most cost-effective ways for reducing your heating bills this winter is by turning your home into a passive solar home.
To know more about this cost-effective home design, Renewal by Andersen® of New Mexico offers a brief overview on what passive solar home design is. Let your top expert in replacement windows in Albuquerque, New Mexico, provide more details.
What’s a Passive Solar Home?
A passive solar home is a home equipped with walls, floors, windows, and doors made to collect, store, and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter and reject solar heat in the summer. This will help in keeping you warm during winter and cool during summer. Solar energy is free, which means that passive solar design will keep you and your family comfortable all year long. Moreover, it will help reduce your energy bills.
How Does It Work?
These basic elements that work together in ever passive solar home:
• Properly oriented windows – With the right positioning and angle of your window, your windows should collect heat from the sun.
• Thermal mass – This consists of concrete, brick, stone, or tile, which absorbs heat from the sun during winter and absorbs warm air in the house during summer. It helps the temperature inside your home become balanced and comfortable.
• Distribution mechanisms – Through the right ventilation, conduction, and convection, the solar heat absorbed by your windows, doors, walls, and other parts of your home can be distributed across your home.
• Insulation – This is one of the most vital elements of a passive solar design. This will hold the heated air inside, and cold air out during winter.
Windows & Doors
Your windows and doors will play a huge role in turning your home into a passive solar home. To make your transition more effective, replace your old windows with new, energy-efficient ones. The leading energy-efficient window today is from Renewal by Andersen. We take pride in our windows and doors, as these ensure durability and energy efficiency.
Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico also offers a wide range of beautifully crafted door and window styles, as not to compromise your home’s appearance. For our windows, we offer bay, bow, casement, awning, double hung, sliding, and picture windows in Albuquerque, NM. We also offer French doors and entry doors.
Check out our windows and doors gallery to catch a glimpse on our beautiful products. Contact Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico to get a FREE, in-home, consultation on your next window project.