The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west, right? Yes, but only two days out of the year. For the rest of the 363 days, the Sun spends its time exclusively in either the southern or northern sky. What does this mean for your heating and cooling bills? A lot, interestingly enough, because if your home is not oriented to the path of the sun, it will receive very little heat when it’s most needed – during the winter – and it will be exposed to the sun’s most intense rays and heat during the summer. Unfortunately, the sun’s path is often forgotten by builders who are more concerned with street appeal instead of one of the greatest energy-saving (and marketing) opportunities. So, turn down the heat and read about how new-construction homeowners can have their builders orient their new homes toward the sun in InterNACHI’s new article: Building Orientation for Optimum Energy.