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Sunrooms: Humbly Accepting the Generosity of the Sun

By Raphael Jeanfrancois Subscribe to RSS | March 15th 2012 | Views:
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The Sun is a gift to Earth courtesy of the universe, helping plants grow and men progress. It is a natural resource that people sometimes use for their benefit or take for granted. Among the most notable uses of solar energy is to light up the house—for free.

The Sun is kind enough to share its light and energy with the world, helping homeowners save on electric bills monthly. Why turn on the lights and spend a few dollars when you can light up your home with free energy? Naturally, this is already a common practice among homes in the U.S. and in some parts of the world. It goes to show that alternative sources of energy have more potential than what most people think.

The sunroom is a part of the house that makes the most out of sunlight from sunrise to sunset. As the name speaks for itself, the sunroom is a room with big windows that allow much sunlight into the house. In fact, windows typically make up most, if not all, of the walls of a sunroom.

A sunroom can be placed anywhere in the house as long as it has maximum exposure to sunlight. It is also commonly placed in an area where the room will have a good view of any natural landscape like the beach or the evergreens. The sunroom can be a living room, a kitchen, or any other room of your choice.

For a sunroom to let in as much sunlight as possible, the windows must be up for the task. The windows have to be designed to let in much light without letting in too much heat in the process. For example, Louisville in Kentucky generally experiences warm weather in the midyear. In this case, Louisville windows for a sunroom must have a high visible transmittance rating and a low solar heat gain coefficient rating.

You can ask your local window contractor about the ideal windows for sunrooms Louisville KY residents use. The windows generally come with labels depicting ratings as per regulations from the National Fenestration Rating Council. The ratings can be your basis for choosing good windows for your sunroom.

For more information on window ratings and features, visit the council’s website at www.nfrc.org or contact your local contractor of Louisville windows. You can also visit www.doityourself.com on how to plan a place in your home where the sun always shines. It will be a worthy investment in the long run.

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