Design Your Home Using Passive-Solar Heating

Design your dream home using passive-solar heating and you'll save money by capturing free heat directly from the sun.



Comparing low winter sun vs. high summer sun.
Comparing low winter sun vs. high summer sun.
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Passive solar heating works best designing your house to face towards the best sun energy during the day.
Passive solar heating works best designing your house to face towards the best sun energy during the day.
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You can save money when you design your home to use passive-solar heating.
You can save money when you design your home to use passive-solar heating.
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Home style able to use passive-solar heating 2.
Home style able to use passive-solar heating 2.
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Home style able to use passive-solar heating 3.
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Home style able to use passive-solar heating 4.
Home style able to use passive-solar heating 4.
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Home style able to use passive-solar heating 1.
Home style able to use passive-solar heating 1.
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Comparing passive solar savings.
Comparing passive solar savings.
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Home style able to use passive-solar heating 7.
Home style able to use passive-solar heating 7.
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Home style able to use passive-solar heating 5.
Home style able to use passive-solar heating 5.
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Home style able to use passive-solar heating 6.
Home style able to use passive-solar heating 6.
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Home style able to use passive-solar heating 8.
Home style able to use passive-solar heating 8.
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Window allocation guidelines.
Window allocation guidelines.
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