Have you ever heard of a trombe wall? It is not a widely known term, but it is a very smart way of using the environment to your advantage. Since temperature can vary significantly better night and day, a trombe wall is designed to take advantage of the sunlight during the day to provide some warmth during the night. It’s a completely passive way of using solar energy. The trombe wall should be facing the equator so as to be most effective during the winter months. It should be painted black and have glazing on the outside. This will allow the wall to store great from the sun during the day. Because of the thickness of the wall and its ability to sure thermal energy, the heat will be released into your home during the night.
Using a trombe wall can save you money and it is good for the environment.