Passive Solar Design Homes Westerly RI

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White Oak Development, LLC
(860) 729-2780
Norwich, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut
(860) 442-7890
Norwich, CT
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

Creative Carpentry Building and Remodeling LLC
(860) 599-1596
Norwich, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

Marlette Homes Lewistown - Plant 956
(717) 248-3947
Norwich, CT
Specialty
Manufactured Homes

Newbury New England, LLC
(401) 315-2669
Providence, RI
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Developer

B.W.Williams Builder, Inc.
(860) 536-6687
Norwich, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes, Owner/Builder

New England Homes of Stonington, LLC
(860) 599-2663
Norwich, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

Erik's Design-Build Associates, Inc.
(860) 376-5289
Norwich, CT
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

SMB Capital and Construction Management
(860) 716-5773
Norwich, CT
Specialty
Affordable, Site-Built Homes

MEJJ Development, LLC
(401) 257-6413
Providence, RI
Specialty
Site-Built Homes

A Passive Solar Home: What It Is and How to Get One

Want to save tons of money on heating bills in the winter and air conditioning in the summer? No, you don’t have to run to the local big-box retailer and stock up on space heaters and cheap, plastic window fans. To conserve money and energy, start at the source – use passive solar design when building or remodeling your house.

A passive solar energy house has walls, floors, ceilings and windows designed to collect heat in the summer and redistribute it in the winter. This reduces the need for conventional heating and cooling methods, such as gas heaters and air conditioners.
There’s no need to kvetch about electric or gas bills with the change of seasons if you live in a well-designed, passive solar home.

Passive solar design elements maintain the temperature inside your house naturally. For example, keep your house toasty during winder months by painting walls navy instead of light blue, since dark walls will absorb and store more heat than light-colored walls. South-facing windows receive more sunlight than windows placed elsewhere on the house, so a few large windows on the south side of the house draw in warmth.

Using Shade to Your Advantage A properly sized overhang provides shade in the summer and heat in the winter. Keep your home cool by using insulated drapes, shutters, and awnings. Placing panels over skylights also keeps the interior of your house comfortable during the summer. Make sure there’s shade on east and west facing windows and walls or the temperature inside your house can rise 20 degrees. Tall trees provide shade for roofs and attics and keep them cool. To combat cold winter weather, strategically plant vines and deciduous trees to heat your home. When vines lose leaves in the fall, they let more sunshine into the house to
keep it warm.

Insulation Tricks A well-insulated room prevents outside air from passing through to interior spaces. Spray foam, sheathing, blow-in insulation or loose fill serve as barriers ...

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