A home with large glass windows and doors is a good option for anyone looking to save energy, especially in a place where winter can be dreadfully cold. The large, transparent glass panes allow the sun’s glare into the house, providing additional heat and light. Such a set-up can help minimize the use of furnace and interior lighting during the day, which translates to lower monthly bills.
However, during summer, such a design can do the exact opposite. Summer heat will require frequent use of the air conditioning system, and because heat can freely enter the home, more energy would be spent. To lessen power consumption, consider glass tinting; it can help reduce heat as well as protect valuables and furnishing from harmful radiation. Continue reading