Australian winter brings mild temperatures and ample sunshine, making it the perfect time to harness the benefits of natural light and warmth. If you're looking to maximise the winter sun, a Louvretec Sun Louvre system offers an ideal solution. These adjustable louvres allow you to control the amount of sunlight entering your space while providing protection from excessive heat or glare. In this blog post, we will explore how to effectively capture the Australian winter sun using a Louvretec Sun Louvre system.
Determine the Ideal Sun Orientation
Before installing a Sun Louvre system, it's important to assess the sun's path and determine the best orientation for maximum exposure. In the southern hemisphere, the sun is generally lower in the north during winter, so positioning the louvres accordingly will allow for optimal sun capture. Based on the sun's movement throughout the day, Louvretec technicians can identify the areas to maximise sunlight penetration.
Adjustable Louvre Angles
One of the key advantages of a Louvretec Sun Louvre system is its adjustable louvre angles with hand-operable or motorised functionality. This feature allows you to control the amount of sunlight and heat entering your space. During winter, when the sun is lower, you can adjust the louvres to a steeper angle, allowing more sunlight to enter. This not only brightens up your space but also helps warm it naturally, reducing the need for gas or electric heating.
Utilise Winter Sunlight for Passive Heating
The winter sun can be an excellent source of passive heating. By positioning your Louvretec Sun Louvre system to capture the sunlight, you can passively warm your interior spaces. Open the louvres to allow the sun's rays to penetrate, especially in the morning and midday when the sunlight is most intense. The captured heat will be absorbed by your floors, walls and furniture, gradually warming your home and reducing the reliance on heating systems.
Create a Shaded Area for Comfort
While capturing the winter sun is desirable, it's important to strike a balance between sunlight and shade. Direct sunlight can sometimes create glare and discomfort. Our Louvretec Sun Louvre system allows you to adjust the louvres to create a partially shaded area. This way, you can enjoy the benefits of natural light while preventing excessive heat and glare. Adjust the louvres to create the desired level of shade, ensuring a comfortable and well-lit space.
Outdoor Living Spaces
The Louvretec Sun Louvre system is not limited to indoor applications. If you have outdoor living spaces like patios, decks, or pergolas, you can extend the benefits of capturing the winter sun to these areas as well. Install our Opening Roof or Retractable Roof above your outdoor space to provide shade during the summer months and adjust the louvres to allow sunlight in during winter, creating a comfortable outdoor retreat.
Continue enjoying the sun with Louvretec’s quality products. Make a product enquiry today and find out more about our Sun Louvre system for your home.