The Benefits of Natural Light
The sun is a blessing that we take for granted every day. Even though it is millions of miles away, it is bright, it is warm, and it makes us happier. However, we only get sunlight for about half of a day so why not take full advantage of its various benefits? There are numerous reasons why you should use natural light in your house, but we will only focus on the top three reasons.
1. Natural light increases productivity and comfort. Scientists at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) in Troy, New York have reported that natural light increases productivity and comfort. Some of our best memories are simply lying on a field somewhere enjoying the sunlight on our bodies. We’ve experienced its brightness and warmth ever since we were born so we naturally feel comfortable when we feel sunlight. Since it is the origin of all life, it is natural that we feel more energy and more productive.
2. Avoid fluorescent light, if you can. If you are a stay-at-home parent, it is best to use incandescent light. Fluorescent light makes everything look dull so it is especially important not to use it in kitchens. Your appearance can look tired and your complexion can look yellowed in fluorescent lighting. Ideally, you should try to install lots of windows strategically placed in your house so you don’t have to use artificial light as much as you can.
3. Natural light can decrease your energy bills. If you have sunlight illuminating your whole house, why would you ever turn on the light? The Energy Center of Wisconsin conducted an experiment to see how much natural light can save on energy bills. What they found was that, in addition to lighting savings, they saved on cooling and heating. Overall, the annual HVAC cost of their experimental building was $0.89 per square foot compared to $1.13 per square foot of the control building. That is a 21% saving! According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average Texan household spends $128.27 per month on electricity bills alone. If you took advantage of natural light by installing more windows, you could save over $300 per year on electricity!
It is an indisputable case that natural light is better than artificial light. In almost all cases, natural is better than artificial: organic food, natural ingredients, natural spring water, etc. So hurry up and give us a call! Glass Doctor of Dallas Metroplex provides unmatched customer service in the Dallas area and we offer not only residential services but also commercial services! Call us today or schedule an in-home consultation online!