A Window that Can Both Heat and Cool your Home
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A Window that Can Both Heat and Cool your Home



A few months ago I’ve wrote an article named – Tricks to Keep Your House Cool this Summer and a lot of people commented and liked that article. In this article I’ve presented ways to keep your home cool during the summer but without using an air conditioner. Today I’ve found about a new invention that could be in this article. The Ksd Solar Window from Ecological Innovations is a window that can both heat and cool your home. The KSD-Solar-Diode-Window is the only window construction to address room temperature control and energy saving at the same time in an ingeniously simple way. The innovation is in that center pane. It has heat reflective capabilities, in one direction. Thus, in summer, flip the window with the green side facing out and there is minimal heat gain, reducing the cooling burden. In winter, flip it the other way, and it reduces heat loss (while allowing solar heat gain during the day), reducing the heating load. – Via – Materialicio.us & Leed pro

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  • cool window idea November 14, 2007 at 21:46 PM Login to Reply →

    That could make for a very energy smart window if it really works at forming a air tight seal as well.

  • keithwins November 20, 2007 at 03:36 AM Login to Reply →

    Hmmm: well, as drawn the enormous seal around the reversible glass couldn’t possibly make sense: If you’re only changing it once a year, make it lift out and reverse, instead of a full-perimeter-seal that’s virtually guaranteed to leak. And of course, it’d be interesting to see the extent of the “heat diode” degree. Low-E coatings are always somewhat directional, but I don’t think the effect is large. Still, interesting idea.

    Keith