The Sun and Your Home Part 1: Daylighting Benefits

One of the primary functions of your windows is providing abundant natural light and great views. The correct use of natural light in your homes can help save you money in electric lighting and heating. Moreover, it improves you and your family’s mood and health. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss the benefits of daylighting and the ways we can help you incorporate it in your home.

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What is Daylighting?

Daylighting refers to the use of natural light to complement or replace electric light and to support the visual demands of the building occupants. Daylighting strategy balances light’s benefits with its side effects with correct window placement and energy-efficient windows in Wichita, KS. A daylit home makes the most of the sun’s position during the day. This cuts electricity and heating costs while reducing glare and unwanted solar heat.                                                 

What are The Benefits of Daylighting?

A daylit home enjoys all the benefits of abundant natural light. Natural light can help lower your electricity costs because of reduced artificial light. Proper window placement can also leverage the sun to serve as a natural heater during winter.

Studies also show that sunlight reduces stress, alleviates anxiety, and improves mood. Researchers have also linked sunlight to improved productivity and creativity. It is an excellent stimulant to circadian system and helps prevent problems with it. This system keeps people coordinated with the 24-hour day and regulates sleep.

In addition, natural light brings out an object’s true color, making your interior decoration come to life. A sunlit home has a bright, cheerful, and welcoming atmosphere and natural light is an important design element by itself. With the correct use of our vinyl windows in Wichita, you can share the benefits of sunlight with your guests. They’ll get to enjoy the bright sun without any uncomfortable heat or glare.

Through proper implementation, daylighting will help make your home a better place. One of its primary requirements is energy-efficient windows. If you have older single-pane windows, or if you have damaged windows, you can’t enjoy the benefits of daylighting.

All States Home Improvement can install high quality fiberglass or vinyl replacement windows for your home. Our windows are energy-efficient, durable, and provide plenty of natural light. Give us a call to learn more about our windows and daylighting, or to get a free estimate. We also provide a variety of other exterior services like roofing and deck addition. Stay tuned for part two of this blog post, where we discuss how to improve daylighting in your homes.

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