The benefits of natural light

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The lesser-known benefits of natural light

There are a number of reasons why you might desire a skylight in your home. Some of our customers are focused on increasing the value of their home; others simply wish to improve the overall feel of a particular room or living space.

However, did you know that skylights also have some lesser known benefits? The increase in natural light you gain is one of the most significant and that alone comes with a host of positives:

More natural light can save you money

Studies have shown that as much as 47 per cent of the energy used in the average home goes on lighting and temperature control. And guess which two elements are heavily affected by natural light? Yep, you guessed it: heating and artificial light! The more natural light in your home, the less artificial energy you’ll need to use. Indeed, increased light levels can help to reduce energy costs by as much as 75 per cent.

Natural light offers multiple health benefits

It’s no secret that when it comes to feeling healthier and happier, natural light can contribute in a number of positive ways. Natural light has been proven to enhance both mood and energy by causing the release of endorphins in the body. It’s also been shown to increase levels of vitamins B and

It’s no secret that when it comes to feeling healthier and happier, natural light can contribute in a number of positive ways. Natural light has been proven to enhance both mood and energy by causing the release of endorphins in the body. It’s also been shown to increase levels of vitamins B and D, and to help with a number of other bodily functions including digestion, appetite stimulation, circulation, quality of sleep, white and red blood cell counts and even skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.It can help improve focus

It can help improve focus

It has been proven multiple times that if working environments receive a lot of natural light, productivity levels tend to increase in anyone working there. This won’t apply directly to you, of course – unless you happen to work at home – but increased productivity is a sign of being more alert and efficient day-to-day, which is something we can all benefit from. Even if it makes something as minor as the housework seem a bit easier to get through!

It has been proven multiple times that if working environments receive a lot of natural light, productivity levels tend to increase in anyone working there. This won’t apply directly to you, of course – unless you happen to work at home – but increased productivity is a sign of being more alert and efficient day-to-day, which is something we can all benefit from. Even if it makes something as minor as the housework seem a bit easier to get through!Natural light increases happiness

Natural light increases happiness

It’s a widely accepted fact that exposure to natural sunlight helps to increase serotonin levels. Unsure what serotonin is? Well, put simply, its nature’s own form of anti-depressant. The more natural light you get during the day, the more likely you are to feel a little– or even a lot – happier.

It’s a widely accepted fact that exposure to natural sunlight helps to increase serotonin levels. Unsure what serotonin is? Well, put simply, its nature’s own form of anti-depressant. The more natural light you get during the day, the more likely you are to feel a little– or even a lot – happier. It’ll make your rooms feel more welcoming

It’ll make your rooms feel more welcoming

Brightly lit, naturally light environments are simply more enjoyable to spend time in. Don’t believe us? Check out your local beach next time it’s a hot day! A skylight can help give even the darkest room a real boost. There’s also a knock-on effect: this can be a great way to get the family

Brightly lit, naturally light environments are simply more enjoyable to spend time in. Don’t believe us? Check out your local beach next time it’s a hot day! A skylight can help give even the darkest room a real boost. There’s also a knock-on effect: this can be a great way to get the family all together more often. If your living area’s nicer to spend time in, it stands to reason that your spouse and kids will want to spend more time in it.Looking for a cleaner house? This is the answer

Looking for a cleaner house? This is the answer

You might also be surprised to hear that natural light will actually help keep your rooms cleaner of its own accord. While we’re not suggesting you can hang up the duster forever, those dirtier substances like mould and mildew will find it much harder to grow in the sunlight. If every corner of your room is lit up, there’s much less chance of the dirt taking over.

You might also be surprised to hear that natural light will actually help keep your rooms cleaner of its own accord. While we’re not suggesting you can hang up the duster forever, those dirtier substances like mould and mildew will find it much harder to grow in the sunlight. If every corner of your room is lit up, there’s much less chance of the dirt taking over.

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