Six Great Reasons to Install Skylights

Energy Efficiency:
Skylights are a huge help when it comes to cutting down on the earth’s emissions and also the need for more electric lighting naturally. Using daylight as your home lighting not only helps reduce energy costs and consumption, but it also helps reduce the demand for unsustainable power that is challenging the health of our environment.
• Fortunately solar energy does not produce harmful emissions and it doesn’t require transportation or pipelines like your electric energy does.
• Solar energy is a unlimited resource
• Solar water heating systems that are installed in the U.S. assist in reducing our household energy consumption, along with the nation’s reliance on toxic fossil fuels.

Optimal daylight:
Most people try to find homes that have a lot of light, because we require 2-3 times more light to see by the age of 60 as we did in our twenties. All types of skylights can assist in balancing light in the rooms of your home or office, reducing the glare and also transforming living areas into more open and safer places.

Save Money:
When it comes to skylights, you will be saving money through lower energy bills. Energy efficient, high quality skylights are a very important part of creating today’s green homes. Skylights, sun tunnels and roof windows reduce lighting costs and energy consumptions. Venting skylights will minimize the need for an air conditioner and fans during the warmer months.

An electric venting skylight will open in order to produce a “passive air conditioner”. Through the exhaust or chimney effect they create, the warm air gets drawn upwards through the venting skylight, providing a cooling effect and fresh air throughout your home.

Houses are being built closer to each other and the balance of providing privacy and sufficient natural light is becoming an issue. Which is why 65% of people who want to buy a home will ask for light form above through skylights in their bathroom, where privacy and light is usually very important.

Add life to small spaces:
The conventional incandescent bulbs will create a unnatural yellow glow, sun tunnel skylights will bring a brighter, white and healthy daylight into rooms where traditional skylights are not always an option. The reflective property of a tubular skylight in your home can also help in reducing your HVAC load by utilizing the natural power of the sun in order to bring passive light, light without the heat that is emitted by electrical sources.
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