The orientation of the home (the direction living room windows face) determines how much heat from the sun your home lets in and how much it keeps out. When designed correctly, a house with good orientation takes advantage of winter sun for natural heating and keep out summer sun, reducing the need for cooling. This design is based on orienting the room you use most, usually the living room in relation to the sun’s path. When utilised correctly it helps make your home more comfortable, whilst also reducing your need for mechanical heating and cooling. The best orientation for your home is dependent on your climate zone.