Passive Cooling for Your North Carolina Home

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Fact Sheet

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More and more people are looking into passive or active solar heating as a way of reducing the amount of energy used to heat their home in winter. But just as much energy, if not more, may be used for cooling the home in summer.

A properly designed home, whether it is solar or not, should require a minimum amount of energy for cooling in the summer as well as for heating in the winter.

Download this fact sheet to learn about passive and low-energy cooling methods which meet the following objectives:

  • Block heat from entering the home in the first place
  • Minimize heat generated by occupants and appliances
  • Ventilate the home to remove heat and move air to provide localized breezes
  • Air condition only when needed and to remove moisture from humid air

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