Greening the home is what a growing number of people are doing today. Thanks to ongoing campaigns by governments and environmental advocates to preserve the ecosystem and use renewable energy, consumers are now more aware of their responsibilities. By doing their share in preserving Mother Earth, parents are ensuring a good future for their children and the next generations to come.
Solar power is one form of renewable energy that’s being encouraged to be used in the home. However, cost of solar panels has not gone down to a very affordable level that will allow a greater number of homeowners to switch to using this natural energy.
If purchasing and installing solar panels is not an option for your, there are other ways you can use the sun’s energy in your home. Do it the passive way.
The passive method is collecting heat as the sun shines and retaining the energy through thermal mass. It is about taking advantage of the house’s location, climate and materials to lower energy consumption.