Whether it is the hot days of summer or the cold nights of winter, you are spending a lot of money to keep your home comfortable. Central HVAC can effectively keep your home at a temperature that is comfortable to you, but you may spend a lot of money doing this. There are many ways that you can reduce the consumption of your HVAC system, but not all of them may be practical. Passive heating and cooling can be used to help reduce the energy you use to heat and cool your home. Here are four passive solutions to help you reduce your energy consumption:
1. Passive Heating With Solar Collectors
Passive solar heating can be done with solar collectors that heat air, which naturally rises and flows into your home. The collectors are placed at an angle so that they get optimal sunlight and the air is heated, and as it rises, the collector takes in more cold air to heat. It provides you with heat as long as there is sunlight on the panels.
2. Home Design For Passive Heating
Homes can also be designed to have optimal passive heating from the sun. This can be something like a greenhouse or glass run installed on an area of your home that gets a lot of sunlight. It can also be done by installing larger windows in areas of your home that get a lot of sunlight. This can help you to get heating that is more natural from sunlight and reduce the cost of using a conventional HVAC system for heating your home.
3. Cooling Using Home Ventilation
There are also solutions for passive cooling of your home. This can be done with home ventilation, which can be used during the colder times of the day. An attic fan is a common example of home ventilation for passive cooling. There are also ventilation systems that can be professionally installed, which will take air from cool areas of your home and circulate it to cool the warmer areas of your home.
4. Passive Cooling With Water And Convection Currents
Another type of passive cooling system can use water and convection to cool your home. This can be done with a water source located at one area of your home and a chimney in another area. As heat rises in the solar chimney, it will create a current. The current pulls air over the water to cool the air and helps to cool your home.
These are some passive solutions to help you reduce the energy consumption of your heating and cooling. If you want to get more help, maintenance and repairs done to your heating and cooling, contact a professional HVAC contractor like Air Pro Heating & Air. You can also ask them to help you with the design of some of the passive heating and cooling for your home.
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