Natural lighting is the light we use to our advantage that the sun provides for us. There are many ways that natural day lighting can be used to help us cut energy cost and save money. We all know how good the natural heating from the sun feels on a cool winter day. Not only does natural lighting keep us warm and helps us to see it is also beneficial to good health. Just like the plants and flowers need sunshine to gain nutrients to survive natural lighting is beneficial to us as well. We will look at ways that we can take advantage of the natural lighting that is available to us.
Using natural lighting in a bathroom can be done by adding a window to the bathroom. This natural lighting will help to combat the mold and mildew that will build up in a bathroom from the moisture that is present. Not only does it help to reduce mold and mildew when we use the bathroom for things such as shaving or putting on makeup we get better and natural lighting so we can see the actual true colors. A window in a shower will also use the natural lighting for the same purposes.
The doors and windows in our homes are also designed to help us to take advantage of natural lighting. In the winter time, it is a great idea to open the curtains and blinds on the east facing windows and doors of your home. Heating your home during the day will help your home to stay more comfortable during the cold winter nights. This will help to heat the rooms up and will allow your heating unit to work a less when heating you home. This will help your unit heat more efficiently and also cut the running time down on your system. By doing this the heating unit will run less cutting your energy cost saving you money.
There are several types of skylights on the market that are designed to help you to use natural lighting in your home. Skylights in the past were larger and took up a lot of roof space when they were installed. Today there are smaller skylights as well as lighting tubes that can be used to introduce natural lighting into any part of your home. Another great way to enjoy natural lighting is a closed in outdoors living area. This area will provide a nice place to escape to when you are homebound during the winter. During the summer months, you can open the windows to take advantage of the open air.
These are just a few ways to take advantage of the natural lighting that is provided to us from the sun. For many years, we have tapped into the sun’s energy to help us to survive. Why not take advantage of it at home where we live from day to day? Take a survey of your home today to see the many different ways you can take advantage of natural lighting.