We are building a new home this summer in Central MO with a sunroom to actually help heat the house. Should I forego low-e and settle for plain insulated glass (only on the south wall), or sacrifice some of the incoming sun by using low-e to help me out with the A/C? I am afraid the solar heat gain coefficent of Andersen and Marvin low-e would kill the solar input. I will be using Window Quilts to help with night-time heat loss in the winter and will have overhangs to keep out summer sun. Anybody still into solar?
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