Artificial lights can account for up to 10% of a home’s energy bills. The less overhead lighting you have to use, the lower your bills will be. Plus, there’s something about natural lighting that just looks and feels better. Natural light can be great for general lighting and even specific tasks. But how can you get the natural light in your home that you want? Through replacement windows in Portland, OR.
Before you start to plan out your new windows, understand the benefits of natural lighting within a house. Exposure to daylight has direct mental and physical health benefits that you just can’t replace with artificial lighting. Sunlight helps to regulate sleep, improve mood, even out the body’s rhythms, and prevent disease. Those who don’t get enough light can have issues with depression or even Seasonal Affective Disorder during the darker seasons of the year. There are plenty of benefits to having the right natural lighting in a home.
If your house feels darker than it should, you can always add a lamp or two for extra lights, but that’s not going to take care of the natural lighting issue. If your windows are old and worn and in need of replacements anyway, it’s a good time to address the natural light in the home as well.
Luckily, any new windows you get are likely going to bring in more light. New windows have larger glass space and smaller frames. So even if you make no changes at all to the style of your windows, you’ll probably get more light in the home. However, you don’t want to leave that to chance and you might have goals that go above and beyond a small amount of light increasing.
Consider adding some windows around the ones you have in certain locations to bring in extra light. You could also do something like open up a group of windows into one larger picture window, or perhaps a bay or bow window. Pay attention to the window’s style as well. Casement windows generally let in more light because there is no interruption to their glass space, for example. Even small changes can add a lot of light.
If you have natural light goals, you can certainly meet and even exceed them when you get replacement windows in Portland, OR. And don’t worry about too much natural light letting in extra heat during the hot months because you can get low-E coatings on the glass, which blocks the sun’s heat and UV rays to protect your home. Talk to the specialists at Advanced Energy Services about new windows and the natural light they can bring to your house. Rooms can feel larger and more welcoming immediately after installation and you can save on energy bills from turning off artificial lights. Call us at (503) 563-6866 and we can set you up with a time to come in for a free consultation. We’re located at 9150 SW Pioneer Ct Ste D Wilsonville, OR 97070.