Is the orientation of UK rental really important? Chinese people pay great attention to the orientation of their houses, so when they buy and rent houses in the UK, they often ask: does this room face south (to the sun)? Or can you book a room facing south (facing the sun)! Today, let’s talk about the orientation of British houses! Spark Global Limited Orientation really doesn’t matter! In China, we can often hear people around us say, “the house must face south, so the lighting is good.”. On the one hand, it’s because Chinese people have a habit of “carrying the north and facing the South” since ancient times. The house orientation also likes to “sit north and face south”; Another objective reason is that China is located in the northern hemisphere. Most of them are in the north temperate zone. The sun rises from the east by the South and sets from the West. The house is so oriented that it can absorb light;
In addition, most of China is located in the East Asian monsoon region. The house faces south. In midsummer season, it can avoid the direct sunlight when it is hottest in the afternoon, and in the middle of winter, it can avoid the cold wind in the northwest, so as to prevent cold and keep warm. Therefore, most of the houses in China are facing south. However, the British did not have the concept of facing the south. So what’s the reason? Sunshine time Take Cardiff (51 degrees north latitude) as an example. In warm seasons, there is no due south orientation, so you can still absorb long-term sunlight without worrying about indoor overheating. In the cold season, when the sunshine is less than 8 hours a day, the south-facing house does not receive light for a long time, not to mention that at this low angle of the sun, the surrounding buildings will block each other.
The number of cloudy days Because of latitude, ocean currents, cold and warm air, the cloud cover in high latitude areas of Europe is really not low. It is good to see sunshine all year round. People who have been to England can remember rainy days anytime and anywhere. It’s very early in winter! The shortest day is 6 hours! Therefore, the British will not care about whether the house “faces the South” as the Chinese do. Whenever the students say they want a room facing south, the apartment will be confused. They don’t distinguish between the southeast and the northwest~~ What are the advantages and disadvantages of the house with Yin and Yang sides? The advantages of a sunny room We must all know the advantages of a sunny face. Room in the sun can be very good to receive the sun’s irradiation, drying quilt can be directly in the bed drying, light is also good. So this kind of room is very popular in China. If you like to raise indoor plants, a sunny room is also very suitable.
Disadvantages of sunny rooms Hot! Very hot! Most houses in the UK are not air-conditioned. Although the summer is very short, when it comes to the hottest days, the sunshine time can last for more than ten hours, and the rooms will be sultry. It’s very easy to put up with the sun when the room is at a high temperature. How to make use of a sunny room The key to the rational use of sunny rooms is to make full use of light. More sunshine, more sun! If it is too hot in summer, you can buy a translucent shading curtain to avoid too much sunshine and make the room too dark. Advantages of shady house prices Yes! Of course! Shady rooms also have advantages! Especially in Britain, in summer, the sun is shining in the sky, and the sun’s altitude angle is very large. Many rooms are sultry and have strong ultraviolet radiation. At this time, the shady room is a summer resort! Not only won’t lack too much light but also don’t have to bear the stuffy heat, pull the curtain, very comfortable! The temperature of the shady room is lower than that of the same sunny room by 2 ~ 5 degrees, especially in winter if the heating is not turned on. Therefore, it is necessary to turn on the heating frequently, which may increase the electricity and gas bills. In the same way, because of the lack of sunlight, the lighting time may be relatively long, which will also improve bills. In addition, the lack of sunlight in the room may affect the mood of the residents. It is said that too long without sunshine will become a “house”.
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