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June 5, 2019

Benefits of Natural Light in Your Home

Modern glass that allow natural light into your home has significant benefits. Wouldn’t you agree that there is no better feeling than waking up in a room lit with sunlight? Just imagine how nice it would be to sit back in a warm and sunny spot in the living room in your favourite chair, gazing over your garden.

Professional architects, designers, and even researchers will tell you that, despite all of the advances in design techniques and technology, sunlight or natural lighting remains the best option to give life to any room. It creates a welcoming and warm atmosphere for your home. Today, we’ll talk about how natural light can turn your home into a sanctuary, and discuss how it improves not just your space, and but also your health!

Saves Energy

A huge benefit, and not just for you, but for the environment as well. You can save up to 20-60% of energy when you maximise natural lighting for your home. Instead of turning on the heater, the warmth of the sun can work as a natural heat source. This can significantly reduce your costs in utility bills, saving you a lot of money on home maintenance costs.

Your home’s window design plays a significant role in reducing energy usage at night as well as during the day. With the proper thermal coating and insulation throughout your home, your walls and floors will absorb the infrared radiation from the sun throughout the day, then slowly release it in the cooler nighttime hours. This reduces your overall energy bill by a significant amount.

Widens Space

Utilising natural light also improves the aesthetic of your overall space. A well-lit room adds beauty to a space because everything looks better when everything is illuminated! Auckland glaziers and designers recommend the use of large windows that allow natural light to come through to make spaces appear larger, cleaner, and more appealing, thereby increasing the value of your home.

Increases Value

When your homes are well lit, energy-efficient, and have additional features such as patio enclosures and sunrooms, you increase your home’s desirability levels. Therefore, you also increase the overall value of your home.

Improves Mood and Productivity

Natural light is something our bodies and minds naturally need. Studies show that the use of natural light in homes and in workspaces help you become more productive, and can enhance your concentration levels. It also improves one’s mood as natural light can make you feel happier and calmer. Research shows that when exposed to natural light for a healthy amount of time, it can prevent mood disorders and alleviate depression. Create a calm and peaceful sanctuary for you and your family to return to by taking this into consideration.

Healthy Amount of Vitamin D

An essential vitamin for all people, you can actually get it free from sunlight. Vitamin D has numerous benefits including strengthening your immune system and improving your brain function. With the rise of technology and indoor entertainment, it’s important to combat vitamin-D deficiencies proactively; large and well-placed windows is one such way that you can accomplish that goal.

Inhibits Growth of Mould and Mildew

Sunlight also reduces the amount of mildew and mould growth in your homes. It helps to evaporate any accumulated damp, and it kills the bacteria hiding in any dark or damp corners, making your space healthy and clean for you and your family.

Make the most of natural lighting for your home!

If you’re building a new home or upgrading your windows, Atlas Glass can help you choose and install the most ideal window option for your home. Our professional glaziers can assist you throughout the whole process – from supplying the products, all the way to installation. We provide glass products and quality installation services that will surely make your space beautiful, safe, and comforting. Let us pour some light into your home! Contact us and get a free quote!

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