My kitchen and dining room area has slanted sunward-facing skylight windows. It's great that it makes the space feel so huge, open, and bright, but during the summer it turns the whole house into an uncomfortably hot conservatory.
Opening a door or two to let a breeze glide through the house is what I rely on at the moment when it's really bad, but I'd prefer to figure out a more permanent solution (doors swing on their hinges, let flies in, won't help on windless days, and it's a pain to have to keep an extra couple eyes on the dog).
Is there a way I can modify my house to let a huge amount of natural light into the house while also maintaining a reasonable cool temperature?
I'd like to get the most out of the house's structure/design, and see how far it's possible to go without installing air conditioning.