The direction a home faces is one of the most important things to think about when buying a home or building a new one. The direction your home faces affects how much sunlight it gets, how much it costs to heat and cool, how easy it is to maintain, how energy flows, and more.
The advantages of each direction are different. But knowing the pros and cons can help homeowners make better choices.
1. Natural Light
Exposure to natural light is good for your health in many ways, like boosting your immune system and helping you keep healthy circadian rhythms that help you sleep and wake up at the right times.
Many people want to buy houses with a lot of natural light, which is why real estate agents like to talk up a southern exposure: In the northern hemisphere, the sun shines from the south, so windows that face south get the most light. Also, because the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, houses that face east will get the most morning sun.