Unfortunately, there are more than a few cases where folks have thought they were building a
youbeautiful new home. You love how it looks, well at first you do, but then it is so hot in the summer you can’t stand it. The only option your builder offers it to install a huge air conditioning system which involves cutting big holes in your house and putting a big noisy box outside next to your bedroom window. You know it’ll cost heaps to install and then more money to run it – but you can’t live when it’s this hot inside. neighbors
As a building uses less energy to stay warm it takes a smaller mistake with windows or shading to make your home horribly hot. Luckily if you carefully consider shading during the design you can have a home that stays warm almost for free and stays nice and cool in the summer as well. The thick insulation can work like a chilly bin and help keep
My advice is to check, right up front, that your architect or designer has had a performance model done and can tell you (with NUMBERS) how much or little your home will overheat as part of the design. If you do not ask they most likely will not have this done.