28 Jul '14, 9am

A heat-loss calculation for new central #Ontario house changes plan for minisplit #OHBA #hvac

A heat-loss calculation for new central #Ontario house changes plan for minisplit #OHBA #hvac

As mentioned, I believe the orientation of the home is the biggest determinant. I know it's after the fact but for future vacant lot buyers, I would recommend that they always check on the orientation of the lot to the way the home will face for the views. If you want passive solar heating, always orientate the house facing south with your majority of glazing facing south. That way you get the best of both worlds; the views and free heat during winter. If you can't get that, I suggest finding a lot that does have these attributes. I'm not scolding you but on your design you have the majority of the glazing on the NorthEast elevation and that is the complete opposite of what a passive solar home would necessitate. "Free heat" via window glazing during winter would come from the south elevation. "Heat loss" through the windows will always be on the north, east and west sides...

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