Most of us are excited that with spring comes warmer weather and pretty flowers. But what most people don’t think about is how they can benefit from longer days and abundant sunshine. What do we mean by this? Well, since the sun is out for longer periods of time during the spring than during the winter months, you can use natural light to save on energy bills. Learn more about daylighting below:
Use Natural Light To Your Advantage
Ever think about how much you rely on artificial light each day? Even if you remember to turn the lights off each time you leave a room, it still adds up. There is hope, however. Recent advancements in technology when it comes to energy-efficient windows paired with high-tech lighting design, dramatically reduces our need for artificial lighting during daylight hours.
Consider Window Placement
The sizes and locations of your windows play a major role when it comes to incorporating daylighting. Here are a few tips worth noting:
- South-facing windows allow most winter sunlight into the home, but they won’t allow much direct sunlight in during the summer.
- North-facing windows will allow relatively even, natural light that produces little glare and virtually no unwanted summer heat gain. Perfect for this time of year.
- East- and west-facing windows provide lots of daylight during the morning and evening hours, but may cause some glare and will admit lots of heat during the summer months.
Lon Lockwood Electric specializes in residential installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical work in Rochester, New York. As a locally owned company, we understand the pride of Rochester, NY residents in our great city and the surrounding counties. Need electrical service? Don’t hesitate to call us at 585-766-4702.