Is West Facing House Good or Bad Feng Shui? Should I Buy Or Not?
It is not rocket science to figure out that west facing house is bad Feng Shui which many of us already know. People normally shy away from buying houses with such orientation. That is especially true in Singapore because we are facing the heat of the afternoon sun all year long. It is even worse if the living room or bedroom is directly affected by the setting sun because the accumulated heat makes people uncomfortable.
Let’s explore why west facing house is not desirable to stay in, in terms of Feng Shui and practical use.
4 Top Reasons Why You Should Not Choose a West Facing House
1. Increased Rate of Wear and Tear
In the long period, the furniture, curtains and flooring of the house will fade off under the strong influence of the ultraviolet rays and sunlight.
2. Increase in Cost of living
The heat from the sun increase the temperature of the house, resulting in higher utilisation rate of indoor equipment, like refrigerators and higher consumption of air conditioning. All these will increase your electric bill.
3. Discomfort Causes Disharmony
Household members who are staying in such house get bad temper easily, therefore it might affect the relationship. In the long run, it can affect the emotional and physical health conditions.
4. Poor Wind Ventilation
In such a situation, it has poorer wind ventilation, as compared to the North South facing units.
In conclusion, it is best to include the orientation of the house as one of the selection criteria to choose your new house. Besides that, you should need to take the external and internal factors into consideration during house hunting.
If you have no choice and already live in a west facing house, it might be a good idea to invest in good solar films. They can help to minimize the amount of heat and UV gained through transmission of the sunlight, but still allowing natural light to come in.
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