Natural light has been proven to be good for you in so many ways from health to economic. If your home doesn’t have enough natural light, you could be missing out on some important health benefits and important emotional-psychological benefits as well. Exposure to daylight is important for your body’s natural rhythms. It plays an important role in your sleep, your immune system and more. Read on to learn just four ways natural light can improve your life.

#1. Natural Light Can Improve Everybody’s Mood

Exposure to sunlight has a direct effect on your mood. This is why so many people experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the shorter daylight days of winter. If you find yourself unhappy during the day, one of the ways that you can boost your mood is by allowing more natural daylight into your home. It also helps to physically go outside, even if it’s just onto the patio. In winter, spend more time by your patio doors where you can see the backyard and enjoy exposure to natural daylight.

#2. Natural Light is Healthy for You & Your Family

When your body is exposed to daylight, it naturally produces the vitamin D your body needs to be healthy. Vitamin D is important to your bone health and bone growth. It also boosts your immune system. With a healthy immune system, your body is more able to fight off infections, diseases and chronic conditions. Some sources say that exposure to daylight can even encourage weight loss, although you still need to pair it with a healthy diet and exercise.

You can benefit from the exposure to daylight by drawing back the curtains during the day to allow more daylight into your home. Try replacing your heavy curtains with sheers to give you just a little privacy and the full benefits of daylight exposure.

#3. Natural Light Improves Home Staging & Curb Appeal

Daylight is good for your home because it makes your indoor spaces look less gloomy and more attractive. This is especially important if you’re trying to sell your home. Let in as much natural light as possible during home showings and when taking pictures for your home’s listing. Show off those beautiful windows and you’ll be sure to get a higher asking price for your house!

#4. Natural Light Can Lower Your Utility Bills

One more benefit of natural light is reduced utility bills. Natural daylight is cheap – in fact, it’s free and available as long as your home’s windows are uncovered. Of course, it’s important to have energy efficient windows in your home, so the exposure to natural daylight won’t heat up your home or make it uncomfortable in the summer or allow drafts in winter.

If your home’s windows are single pane, in poor condition or just made from inefficient glass, then exposure to daylight can heat up your home in summer and make it difficult (and expensive) to heat in winter, leading to discomfort or increased utility bills. That can negate any benefit from keeping your home’s lights off, so it’s important to ensure that your home’s windows are energy efficient.

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With Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro windows in your home, you’ll want to see your windows as often as possible, and that will mean more exposure to healthy daylight. Call Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro today to make an appointment for a consultation. Use the toll-free number, 1-888-826-2451 or fill out the short form on this page.

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