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A problem with passive solar household heating here in Colorado is that it is too sunny. Unless properly engineered, the house will be hot in the winter and a furnace in the summer. It turns out that ventilation and shading of the glass is important. Even in a regular house without any particular attention paid to solar heat, keeping things cool is the primary problem most of the year.

It is April 22 and we had our windows open all night because even though it got down to 5 C last night, today's high temperature will be around 26 C.

The power of the Sun is more than most people imagine--even in "temperate" climates.

by asdf on Fri Apr 22nd, 2022 at 04:27:54 PM EST

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