Learning all about direct sunlight heating the hard way

The move to the south has come with so much change.

Of course, most of the change has been glorious.

After spending our entire lives in apartments inside the city, we are finally on a piece of property that is all ours. And that city was way up north so we dealt with plenty of radiant heating from giant boilers in our apartment buildings. My wife and I both really long for space and our own residential HVAC. Both of us worked in the commercial HVAC of downtown office buildings for the last fifteen years. But all of that time, we were saving our money. We were also keeping an eye on job opportunities for the both of us in the south. Ultimately, our careers became more about working remotely so it didn’t really matter where we lived. And that’s when we jumped on the piece of property down south in a rural area. But there have been so many things to learn when it comes to living in the south and dealing with this climate. We got an education when it came to direct sunlight heating as soon as we moved into our home. We thought that we would do without window treatments since we didn’t have any neighbors and enjoy the view. But I found out very quickly that direct sunlight heating will cause your air conditioning costs to go through the roof. Thankfully, I have a smart thermostat that is able to sync with the mechanical blinds we installed. Now, the smart thermostat can deploy the solar blinds to stop direct sunlight heating in any part of the house.


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