When creating house plans it makes sense that your architect understand which way the sun comes up and which way it will set on the property. Since the sun comes up in the East and sets in the west, they’re all kinds of things the architect can do to help improve the efficiency to save you money on your heating bill in the winter time and air conditioning energy costs in the summertime.If you are considering buying plans on the Internet, or looking through one of those books that has house plans you must consider the layout of your property and the direction of the sun in the morning, and during the day, make a huge difference. All too often tract homes are built without consideration that on some streets certain designs will cause energy inefficiency.If you’re going to build your own home at least you have the opportunity to take all this into consideration and save yourself thousands of dollars a year on your energy bills. Every good architect knows this, and every builder thinks about it, but they also know that they are restricted by the layout of the streets in the tract.Homebuilders do the best they can to make the right decisions and they have multiple house plans to choose from for each lot. If you are going to buy a tract home, you should very much consider this before your purchase, and the specific street you choose, especially which way the street faces and which way the home faces.Now, it wasn’t my intention to complicate your home buying strategy, or render your favorite house plans unworkable, but still you must realize it’s better to know now, than later. Please consider all this.