Benefits of Natural Light in Your Home

Natural light – even during the dreary, rainy days in Oregon and Washington this time of year – does the body good. Real light brings warmth and a welcoming atmosphere to different rooms in your home. Here are some benefits of ensuring you have plenty of natural light in your home.

#1: Comfort.
Ahhh, a special chair or spot on the couch is so relaxing after a long day. Having light in your home that is aligned with your home’s interior design is great. Find where the sun hits your home at certain parts of the day and maximize those areas. Determining when and how the sunlight hits certain parts of your home will also help control the temperature inside your living space too. During the cooler months, ensuring your shades are kept open will help bring heat from the light coming through. On hot summer days, knowing the hottest parts of the house will help make sure you can keep curtains or blinds cracked or shut so direct sunlight doesn’t heat up the space too much.

#2: Saved energy.
Using natural light rather than false light will save energy. Energy efficient windows will also help you conserve energy. Less energy use translates to lower utility bills and more money in your pocket. Not to mention, you’ll be glad knowing that you’re doing your part to help the environment!

#3: Better health.
Natural light is an important part of having a healthy body and mind. Without enough light, your body and mind can suffer. Natural light helps increase productivity, bolster concentration, and sometimes it just lifts the spirits. Keep the curtains and blinds in your home open as much as possible. Taking advantage of the sun – even on gray days – will help give your body what it needs. If you have a space in your windows for flowers or plants to grow, consider placing them there. This adds additional beauty!

Let us help bring more light to your home this year! The new year is here and it’s the perfect time to plan your home renovation projects. Contact our experienced team of window installation specialists at Lifetime Windows and Doors today. We look forward to helping you get your new windows installed so you can reap all the benefits that natural light has to bring!