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How do I know the orientation of my house?
Last Updated: 6th June, 2020
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People also ask, how do I know which direction my house is facing on Google Maps?
Step 1: Go to maps.google.com and type the address of the house you are looking for. I normally go to my short-listed houses on 'Redfin' and then paste it on Google maps. Step 2: Click on the 'Satellite' view icon on the bottom left. Step 4: Now you should see a compass on the right hand side.
Also, how do you know which way is north in a room? Look out of a window at/around the time the moon is “rising," The moon rises in the west. If you can see it rising in front of you, then you are facing west. Behind you will be east. Your left is south; and your right is north.
Hereof, what is the best orientation for a house?
While ideal orientation (in most climates) is solar north, orientations of up to 20° west of north and 30° east of north still allow good passive sun control. As can be seen from the diagram below, good solar orientation is possible on most sites.
How do you determine direction?
So, if you know the time of day, you can know your direction. If it is evening, for example, and the sun is setting, the direction of where the sun is is West, and the opposite of the direction the Sun is East. Depending upon where you're facing, you can determine North and South from this information.