There are many aspects to understanding a heat gain in a home. In this quick video Chris Morin goes over what attributes of the environment and building have the greatest impact on your overall heat gain calculation.
In particular, these elements include:
- Windows & Glass Doors: the exposure direction, number of lights and type of internal shades
- Skylights: The tilt angle, exposure direction and number of lights
- Vertical glass: The overhang that alters how the sun may stream into the home
- Vertical glass - Whether there is a projected construction or insect screen