When you look at the way we build homes these days, a lot of methods that we use have been around for a long time. There are also some building methods that have been used in the past that are no longer implemented in modern buildings, even though they have many benefits. The concept of using the sun’s heat for your home is a very simple idea that has seen many implementations. A Trombe wall could prove to be quite an energy-saving feature to your home if you were to construct one.
Trombe walls are built to have a large thermal mass which will allow them to keep the heat after the sun sets. The wall is created by having it painted with a dark color and glazed so that it absorbs the maximum amount of heat during the day. This heat will then slowly be released into your home. Getting the wall built right and facing in the right direction is very important or it might not be providing the desired effect.