Energy efficiency is an important thing. Homeowners spend a significant amount of money on their energy bills every month, which can add up over the years. Many homeowners dismiss the idea of installing skylights because they think it will hurt their energy efficiency. However, adding skylights to your home can actually increase your home’s energy efficiency. The following are three ways installing skylights can improve your energy efficiency.
1. Skylights bring in natural light
The most obvious benefit of a skylight is it brings natural light in through your home. If you strategically install your skylights, sunshine will be able to reach darker areas, such as hallways, bathrooms, or inside rooms without windows. As a direct result of having added light in these areas, you won’t need to turn on your lights nearly as much. The less you use electricity throughout your home, the lower your energy costs will be over the long term.
2. Artificial light gives off heat
Whenever you turn on a light, whether it’s a bedside lamp or an overhead light, you’re generating heat. This can be problematic during the summertime when the last thing you want is generated heat from lights as you’re cranking the A/C. If your skylights are strategically installed, they will bring in natural light without the direct heat of the sun. Basically, you’ll save some energy using your A/C to battle the heat that would have otherwise been generated by your artificial lights.
3. Skylights can reduce your dependence on heat
When properly installed, skylights will allow the sun to shine directly through your roof and into the home during the winter season. This will help to warm your home up naturally, thereby reducing how much you have to rely on your heating system. The less you can rely on your heating system during the winter, the lower your heating costs will end up being.
As you can see, the addition of skylights to your home can greatly improve your energy efficiency. Of course, this is only if your skylights are of high quality and are correctly installed. To ensure that high-quality skylights are properly installed, work with a reputable business such as Surf & Turf Roofing. For a free consultation in South Jersey, contact us today.