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The Benefits of Natural Light in your Home

There are lots of benefits to having natural light in your home including lots of health benefits like increasing vitamin D and B. Not only does natural light have health benefits but it also can help your bank balance as more natural light reduces the need for electricity and heating, making your home more sustainable. As an added bonus, studies have also shown that natural light boosts your mood and makes you feel mentally uplifted!

Let’s delve a little deeper into the benefits of natural light.

Sustainability
Natural light is a great way to make your home more sustainable as it reduces the need to burn fossil fuels that are used to produce electricity. Replacing old, draughty, inefficient windows with modern, energy efficient windows and doors is a simple way to increase the amount of natural light in your home creating a more sustainable home for you and your family.

Economical Benefits
Increasing the amount of natural light in your home can actually help to reduce your utility bills, especially in the summer. This is mainly due to huge advancements in the manufacturing of windows and the micro-technology that is used to give new windows air-tight capabilities. Building regulations now require all windows to be double-glazed in new builds and when replacing windows, double-glazing is a development that means you keep more heat inside your home and less gets out whilst more sunlight can beam through your windows. Replacing your windows is likely to result in a decrease in your bills.

Health Benefits
It has been scientifically proven that natural light in your home can help reduce the amount of harmful bacteria produced and sunlight is also recognised as a natural disinfectant. A greater amount of natural light in your home will not only increase Vitamin B and D but also can help to boost your immune system, increase white blood cell count and help balance the body’s hormones. Natural sunlight can also help you sleep better as well as increasing serotonin and releasing endorphins, ever noticed on a sunny day we tend to be in a better mood then when it is grey and miserable outside – scientists have proven we are right!

So how can you increase the amount of natural light in your home?

Here are just a few ways you can do it:

  • Replace old windows with new double-glazed windows
  • Avoid putting large pieces of dark furniture in front or close-by windows
  • Have bi-fold doors installed to increase the amount of sunlight from your garden
  • Consider installing skylights
  • Use wall mirrors to help diffuse sun rays through a room

If you would like to replace your windows, or discuss installing bi-fold doors please contact the Maybank Solutions team for more information.

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