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Solar Tubes and Other Devices that Increase Natural Light

 

The more natural light that you have in your home, the happier you will be. You will also find that you sleep better, wake up easier, and spend less money on your electric bill. Of course, the amount of light that enters a room is dependent on the location of a window or sunlight inside your home. However, we can now install an object called a daylight device for you and you will be able to get light inside a room at any time during the day.

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The daylight device does not need to be placed in the room where you need the light though. The device uses lenses, mirrors, and fiber optics to collect the light and transmit it to wherever you need the light inside your home. The light catching section of the device can be placed anywhere outside of your home, but it is best to have it placed where it will be in the sun the most.

There are many different types of daylight devices available, but solar tubes may be the more popular ones. There are many models available and specialty options can be added to any of them. There is even an option that will allow you to mount an incandescent light inside the tube for light once the sun goes down at the end of the day.

All of the extra sunlight inside your home will not ruin your furniture, carpeting, or anything else, because the lenses filter out most of the UV rays that come from the sun. Therefore, you will never need to worry about replacing furniture that has been damaged from the sun.

While the cost of these devices may seem to be high, the amount of money that you can save on your utility bills will allow you to recoup the cost quickly. Plus, you will immediately notice a change in your personality and mood since you will be exposed to natural light more often. These changes will be worth the cost and so will the thought of knowing that your carbon footprint will be much lower than anyone else that you know.

Give Bart’s Remodeling a call at 312-714-5454 if you’re in Chicago or the surrounding areas and would like to discuss adding natural light to your home using solar tubes or skylights. We’ve helped many Chicagoland homeowners customize their home to fit their lifestyle. Take a look at some of our basement, kitchen, and bathroom remodeling projects and give us a call to schedule an appointment.

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