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CMU has different day/night swing than insulated wood. If summer nights are cool at altitude you'll have cool summer days inside. Your challenge is thermal inertia in the winter: the time and energy it takes to get the inside comfortable after you arrive, and the cost of lost energy left in the walls when you leave. To be more precise and come up with a ...


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Those might be "monoflo tees", that split the flow internally, some going straight through, some diverted to the radiator. The second one (in the direction of flow) rejoins the flows. A much closer look would confirm what they are. They might say "monoflo" or there might be other markings, the most important one being an arrow showing ...


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Any of the following will help. You can do one of them or all of them: Tint and/or reflective coating on the glass. A light-colored fabric awning above the roof, attached to it, that rolls up electrically to the apex of the glass roof and unrolls, perhaps along tracks, to completely cover it or maybe even to extend further out over the lawn and shade the ...


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You can call one of the tinting places in your area and ask them to put up some ceramic film that will reflect up to 95% of heat. That's what they use on cars now days and it works but kind of pricey. What it does, is blocking UV and IR from heating up your floor and furniture and unlike the regular tint/film, it will keep those window (glass) cool as well, ...


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