Can Daylighting Help Me Save Money?
When it comes to interior design, there are a lot of different factors that can help you beautify and improve your space. There are also a few design options that not only increase the overall aesthetic but can help you save money on your electricity bill at the end of each month as well. A prime option is daylighting.
First of all, what is daylighting? Many people are not aware of this term as it is still gaining popularity. Daylighting happens when the natural lighting of a house is optimized by creating windows, installing tubular skylights, and/or traditional skylights. Homes don’t just look more beautiful with natural light, they cost less money down the road as well. There are many different methods of installation, designs, and styles. However, that is just a small detail in the big picture of daylighting.
Location is Key
The main factor to focus on is the location. The better the location, the more natural light you will let into their home. Make sure to have your daylighting placed in an area that is not blocked off by any exterior building or structure. This will ensure that your skylight or daylighting device is exposed to as much sunlight a possible throughout the day. Also, take into consideration which portion of your home is used the most. If the overall common gathering area is the living room and kitchen, you should focus on getting your skylights or other daylighting installed here.
When you’re certain everything is installed in the proper manner, then you can sit back and begin to benefit from the money you’re saving. When you have good, natural light throughout the day, you don’t have to worry about turning on the lights to see properly. This can save a large amount of money on energy bills in the long run.
Another great thing about tubular daylighting and skylights is privacy. When you have large windows, privacy can be an issue. In addition, if you have to constantly keep the curtains drawn due to either privacy or to reduce the heat transfer into your home, it can reduce the daylight you’re getting as well. With updated skylights and Solatube Daylighting Systems, there is no heat gain inside your home or looky-loos getting a peek into your space. Best of all, you can truly enjoy your time and rest easy knowing that your electricity bill will not be as high at the end of every month.
For more information on daylighting products that can make your home brighter and your bills lower, visit our daylighting page on our website. To speak to an expert in your area, feel free to call or text one of our service locations below.