The Benefits of Skylights in Your New Jersey Home

By RWC NJ (934 words)
Posted in Windows on February 19, 2016

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The benefits of installing skylights in your home extend beyond aiding the environment. The increase of natural light that comes from skylights will have a positive effect on your own personal well-being. Yes, skylights definitely help bring light to a room, but they can also improve your overall health and happiness. There are many physical and psychological benefits to having skylights. Plus, you are sustaining the environment. What could be better? Here are the top seven benefits of having skylights:

 

1. Hormone Regulation

Exposure to natural lighting increases the production of serotonin in your body. This hormone is associated with improved energy and mood regulation. You will feel happier and you will be in a better mood. Also, melatonin levels increase during the nighttime hours in people who are exposed to sunlight during the day. When people are exposed to sunlight in the morning and throughout the day, their nocturnal melatonin production occurs sooner, which allows them to enter into a deeper sleep more easily at night. To top it off, levels of the hormone cortisol will decline, leading to a reduction in stress.

 

2. Vitamin D Exposure

Exposure to natural sunlight means that you will absorb vitamin D. The benefits of vitamin D are endless! Vitamin D promotes healthy bones through the absorption of calcium, and can also lower your blood pressure significantly. Your risk for type one diabetes, muscle and bone pain, and cancers of the breast, colon, prostrate, ovaries, and lymphatic system can be lessened significantly through the intake of vitamin D. Vitamin D also contains phosphorous, which aids in a healthy immune system. Your health can improve greatly just by increasing your daily vitamin D intake. And, what's an easier way to do that than taking in some rays from your skylights?

 

3. Privacy and Security

Do you hesitate to open your regular windows because you feel like your neighbors can basically see everything you're doing? So many homes are built very close to each other, which limits the amount of privacy you can have. But, skylights are high off the ground, which limits the view into your home. You can open these windows without having to worry about the outside world looking in. And, opening your skylight windows is a much safer option than opening your regular windows. Break-ins will be far less probable, so you will feel safer in your own home.

 

4. Money Savings

Installing skylights means that you will be improving the energy efficiency of your home. Your utility bills will most likely be reduced. Having natural sunlight stream in through the skylights means that you can use less heat and turn on fewer lights.

 

5. Energy Efficiency

Skylights naturally cut down on the earth's emissions and the need for electric lighting. As mentioned above, using daylight reduces energy costs and consumption. It also reduces the demand for unsustainable power that challenges the health of the world's environment. With skylights, you don't have to pay, and neither does the environment. Solar energy is an unlimited resource, and does not require pipelines or transportation like electric energy does. It also does not produce harmful emissions. It's a win-win situation for you, and the earth!

 

6. A Beautiful Atmosphere 

Let's not forget the aesthetic features skylights. Skylights are very pleasing to the eyes, and will make your home look even more gorgeous than it already does. Sun cannot stream through regular windows at the angle it can through skylights. Skylights can add life to small spaces in your home, like the bathroom or a small bedroom. There is something about natural light that looks and feels so much better than artificial light!

 

7. Skylights Are Made for Many Purposes 

There is a large variety skylight designs to choose from. Venting skylights allow air to be recycled through ventilation. Poor air quality in your home can lead to a lot of health issues. Stagnant air in your home allows germs and bacteria to grow, and they get stuck in the air you breathe. With venting skylights, air will naturally cycle through your home. Sun Tunnel skylights have the reflective property of tubular skylights but also reduce your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) level. They use the natural power of the sun to emit light without the heat of electrical sources. As you can see, there are skylights made for very specific uses!

 

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Comments (2)

Lillian Schaeffer posted on: March 29, 2016

This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that skylights can improve your home's energy efficiency. My husband and I have been looking for little things we can do to improve our home, and energy efficiency is a big thing we're focusing on. We'll definitely look into installing some skylights so we don't have to use as much electricity on lighting. Thanks for the great post!

Rockford Johnson posted on: June 2, 2016

I learned a lot about skylights by reading this article. I really like how you said that "Skylights naturally cut down on the earth's emissions and the need for electric lighting." I have never had skylights before but I can imagine how helpful they can be when it comes to cutting down on the cost of my energy bill.

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