4.Passive Solar is free, free, free! As the cost of fossil fuels rises, the cost of sunshine remains free.
5. Passive Solar is virtually maintenance-free. Since we built our own sunroom over 20 years ago, the only maintenance required has been an annual washing of the glass, and a weekly sweeping of the masonry floor. 6.Passive Solar will not only dramatically lower your heating costs, it provides a green space for exercising, growing plants, or just relaxing in the sun. 7.The federal government and many states offer tax incentives to reduce the cost of building a Passive Solar room.
8.Once your Passive Solar room is built, no upgrading or additions are needed. It will perform well forever.
For more info on renewable energy and construction visit The Midwest Renewable Energy Association Website
from The Path to Rome by Hillaire Belloc:
Never ridicule windows. It is out of windows that many fall to their deaths. By windows love often enters. Through a window went the bolt that killed King Richard… When a mob would rule England, it breaks windows, and when a patriot would save her, he taxes them. Out of windows we walk on to lawns in summer and meet men and women, and in winter windows are drums for the splendid music of storms that makes us feel so masterly round our fires. The windows of the great cathedrals are all their meaning. But for windows, we should have to go out-of-doors to see daylight. After the sun, which they serve, I know of nothing so beneficent as windows. Fie upon the ungrateful man that has no window-god in his house, and thinks himself too great a philosopher to bow down to windows! May he live in a place without windows for a while to teach him the value of windows. As for me, I will keep the high worship of windows til I come to the windowless grave.