It’s no secret that sunshine and fresh air can instantly boost your mood. At home, many people open the blinds or the curtains to let in sunlight to start the day right. There’s something about the warmth natural light gives us that can brighten even a gloomy autumn or winter day.
If you’re still not convinced, Renewal by Andersen® shares why you should boost natural sunlight in your home.
It’s Economical and Sustainable
Artificial lighting makes up at least 20% of a home’s total energy consumption. The more sunlight your home takes in, the less electricity you consume. With simple replacement windows, you can enjoy more sunlight indoors while reducing your grid impact, saving money and helping with energy sustainability.
Sunlight is a natural disinfectant; molds, mildews, and other bacteria thrive in cool, damp places around the house. Bringing in more daylight will help decrease the growth of these microbes and keep your family safer and healthier.
It’s a Design Centerpiece
Rooms that feature big windows, such as bay windows, can use natural light as the centerpiece of the space. If your living room doesn’t have an obvious focal point, why not use your window and the refreshing natural light it admits to fulfill that purpose?
It Improves Sleep
Basking in the sun’s glow boosts the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. Usually, the more sunlight exposure you get during the daytime, the easier it’ll be for you to sleep. Moreover, light from artificial sources can disrupt melanin production.
Homes that are filled with natural light provide a much truer sense of lighting and illumination. Natural light won’t have negative effects on your vision and overall well-being. It’s gentler on the eyes and makes activities such as reading more enjoyable.
The easiest way to let in more sunshine into your home is through the windows. A reliable window company can help with your design, installation, repair or replacement need to maximize daylighting.
Renewal by Andersen® is the name that shines when it comes to door and window replacements. Call us today at (502) 716-7264 if you’re in Louisville, KY, to get started on your next project to brighten your home.