There are many reasons a home benefits from a source of natural light. While the monetary savings are a commonly known benefit of homes with more glass, a couple of lesser-known bonuses include the productivity boost and the mood boost.
Natural Source of Heat.
Energy from the sun is the best way to heat your home all year round. With the right number of windows in a home, you won’t have to micromanage your thermostat in the cold months to keep your house comfortable. Simply opening up the blinds and allowing in the natural light from the sun will increase the temperature of your home. Not only can the sun provide uniform heating throughout the house, but it will also save you money on energy bills, a benefit every homeowner will appreciate.
Save on Electricity.
Not only does natural light guarantee you some savings on the heating bill, it can also reduce the amount you are paying for your electricity. Since an adequate amount of exposure to the sun can light up your home for the entire day, you won’t need to pay to see in your home during the majority of hours you are awake. Taking advantage of this free source of light reduces your electricity usage, saving you money and helping to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by non-renewable electricity generation.
Mood Boost + Reduced Stress.
Since exposure to natural daylight patterns helps maintain our cortisol levels and sleep-wake cycles, you’ll also receive a mood boost and reduced stress with daily exposure to natural light in your home. Since artificial light in workspaces can have adverse effects on our physical and emotional health, being able to come home to a house filled with natural light can be just the boost you need at the end of a long workday.
Although this benefit is mostly applicable to people who work from home, it also translates to activities done on the weekends and in the evenings. There is a noticeable benefit to productivity when there is exposure to natural light, so keep that in mind when planning your chores and work from home.
If you are interested in experiencing these benefits for yourself and want to learn more about getting glass installed in your home, contact RSG.