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The Advantages of Passive Solar Systems

November 17, 2016 | Blog

Are you thinking about using solar energy to power your home and appliances? If so, consider the idea of integrating a passive solar heating system into your home as a small step. In times of exorbitant heating bills, this method can come in really handy.

What is passive solar heating?

Have you ever gone outside on a brisk day to warm yourself in the light of the sun? Maybe when you’re cold at a restaurant you do the same. This is exactly what passive solar heating is, except on the larger scale of heating your home. By placing windows strategically in your home, passive solar heating allows you to warm your living spaces with sunlight.

The  advantages of a passive solar heating system include:

1. Save Cash

Passive solar heating is not something new. It has been a top choice in heating modern commercial and residential spaces for quite some time. Big or small, energy savings are savings. Harnessing the power of solar energy will help you to reduce your energy bill costs, helping you save money and save our planet in one fell swoop. Passive solar heating minimizes carbon emissions, which is much friendlier to our environment than conventional heating systems.

2. Enjoy an Efficient System

Passive solar energy makes everything more efficient takes part of the load from the main heating source — hence the name, “passive.” It’s simply an auxiliary heating form that can be maximized as needed.

3. Conserve with Conservatories

Setting up a glass conservatory is a wonderful and popular form of passive solar heating. The sun’s heat boosts the conservatory’s warmth, and this brings extra heat to other nearby rooms. A room with a lot of big windows, like a conservatory, can cause huge savings on electric heating and gas.

4. Promote Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is the future of energy, and solar is both cheap and efficient. Solar energy leaves no carbon footprint, and it utilizes light that will shine on your home whether you want it to or not. Passive solar heating is a simple yet efficient solution that gets promotes solar energy in its purest form.

5. Relax in Tranquil Silence

Incorporating passive solar heating into your home helps you get rid of the noisy furnaces and traditional heating systems. While most heating systems operate relatively quietly, you’ll notice the difference when your heater isn’t running. This gives you better peace of mind as you relax in your little paradise.

If the passive solar system sounds good to you, the best time to start planning its setup is today.

Big Mountain Air is the top choice for passive solar in Greater Sacramento. For a smooth, reliable, and budget-friendly setup, always trust the best. Contact us today to get started.

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