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How Skylights Reduce Bills


Homeowners and business owners install skylights for a lot of reasons, but one of the reasons they cite most often is the ability of skylights to reduce their energy bills. Those unfamiliar with skylights may be wondering how skylights are able to reduce energy bills. So in this brief guide, the team at Rooflights & Roof Lanterns will provide an answer to that question.

How Skylights Reduce Bills

Skylights by themselves cannot be synced to your thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature, nor can they be synced to your lights to automatically turn them on and off. So just how does a skylight reduce your bills and save you money? Here's how:

By flooding your space with natural light

After installing a skylight or skylights one of the first things you will discover is that you do not have to have the electric lights on nearly as much as you did before. Instead, your home will be flooded with free natural light, even on cloudy days. With fewer lights running for shorter periods of time you'll notice a quantifiable reduction in your monthly energy bill. It's always smart to install skylights in areas of your home or business currently starved for natural light so you can optimise this particular energy-saving benefit.

By providing passive solar heating during the winter

It can cost a small fortune to heat a home or business these days. Anything that reduces your dependence on fossil fuels to provide that heat is a good thing. Enter skylights. With sunlight streaming through the skylights on cold winter days the passive solar heat will enable you to turn down the thermostat and in some cases to turn it off entirely. Before the skylights are installed make sure that, if at all possible, you place them in a way that will capture the most sunlight during the cold weather months.

By enabling you to reduce your reliance on air conditioning

Ventilated skylights can be opened during hot weather to allow hot air inside the house to exit. As the warm air rises toward the open skylight it will create noticeable air movement throughout the house enabling you to turn off the air conditioner, perhaps for extended periods of time. 

To Enjoy the Benefits of Installing Skylights Contact RL&RL

Skylights are the simple, stylish way to enhance the experience of your home or business that will also help you save money on your monthly energy bills. To learn more call Rooflights & Roof Lanterns on 020 8087 2004.

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