Question: What Direction Gets The Most Sun Exposure?

Positioning Your Home

Here, in the northern hemisphere, the sun is always to our south.

That means that whichever wall is facing south will receive the most sunlight.

To maximize the sun use, place the longest side of your house facing south.

Which direction gives the most sunlight?

In general, it depends on your location. In the northern hemisphere, the south side gets the bulk of the sun, because the sun is in that half of the sky. But if you are on a hill, or have a hill to the east or west, it can significantly shorten your solar ‘day’.

What direction should your house face to get the most sun?

Typically a south-facing home gets sun for most of the day, especially at the front of the house, and is therefore usually brighter and warmer. A north-facing home gets sun at the back of the house and is typically darker and naturally cooler than a south-facing one.

Is it better to have east or west facing windows?

If the window is facing North East, or North West you’ll get some in the mornings / evenings especially during Summer. North facing windows also provide the most consistent levels of light throughout the day, so if you’re looking to grow begonias, or a foliage plant this could be the best spot for them.

Where does the sun rise and set on my house?

Each day the rising and setting points change slightly. At the summer solstice, the Sun rises as far to the northeast as it ever does, and sets as far to the northwest. Every day after that, the Sun rises a tiny bit further south. At the fall equinox, the Sun rises due east and sets due west.

Do west facing houses get sun?

With a west facing garden, you will get the sun at the front of the house all morning and then you will have the sun in the garden all afternoon until it sets.

Is west facing full sun?

Full Sun – 6 or more hours of bright, direct sunlight per day. South-facing areas usually get more than 8 hours per day, making them perfect for your lavender, roses, and other sun-lovers. West-facing areas usually get 6 or more hours per day – more than enough for most sun-loving plants.

Should a house face east or west?

Simple rule of thumb # 45: West is best. Facing South or North would be THE BEST. Since the Sun rises in the EAST and sets in the West, if your home was facing either of those directions you would be subject to the sun shining directly in some portion of your home in the morning and the afternoon.

Is a west facing house good?

If you thought a West facing home is necessarily a vastu defiant property, you are mistaken. As per vastu rules, all the directions are equally good to orient a house, but still West facing houses have somehow become a third choice for people; first and second choices being North and East oriented houses, respectively.

How can you tell which way your house is facing?

To find out the facing direction of your house, all you need to do is take the compass reading of the front door of your house. Note that by the “front door” in feng shui, we mean the actual front door that the house was built with, not the side door or the back door.

Should bedrooms face east or west?

Generally, living areas should face south (for the north hemisphere) while service areas such as garages, laundries, bathrooms, storage rooms should face north. Sunlight from east and west are low in the horizon and can penetrate deeply a room but in relation to sunlight from south do not last long.

What direction should bedroom windows face?

The ‘best’ orientation would be facing South, with a shift of about 30 degrees to the East IMHO. That would be for the northern hemisphere and for anywhere except the desert. This would give morning light, good light in general, avoid the afternoon sun and avoid the cold winds/shadows from the north.

What is the best direction for Windows to face?

The best orientation for a house is with windows to the south since it is easiest to shade glass during the summer and let it shine in during the winter. The next best is east so you get light in the morning and not the beastly sun in the summer afternoons.