Benefits

Six Great Reasons to Install Skylights

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Energy Efficiency

Skylights cut down on the earth’s emissions and the need for electric lighting naturally. Using daylight not only reduces energy costs and consumption, but also reduces the demand for unsustainable power that is currently challenging the health of the world’s environment.

  • Solar energy is an unlimited resource.
  • Solar energy does not produce harmful emissions or require transportation or pipelines like electric energy does.
  • Solar water heating systems installed in the U.S. help reduce our household energy consumption, and the nation’s reliance on toxic fossil fuels.
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Optimal Daylight

Most of us are looking for homes with a lot of light, because we require two-to-three times more light to see by age 60 as we did in our twenties. Skylights help balance the light in the room, reducing glare and transforming living areas in more open, safer spaces.

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Save Money

With skylights, you will save money through lower energy bills. You also may have potential tax advantages and credits by installing ENERGY STAR® qualified products.

High quality, energy efficient skylights are an important part of building today’s green homes. Skylights, roof windows and Sun Tunnels reduce lighting costs and energy consumptions. Venting skylights minimize the need for air conditions and fans during warmer months.

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Ventilation

An electric venting skylight will open to produce a “passive air conditioner.” Through the chimney or exhaust effect they create, the warm air is drawn up through the venting skylight, providing a cooling effect and fresh air throughout the house.

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Privacy

Homes are being built closer to one another and the balance of providing sufficient natural light and privacy has become an issue. That’s why 65 percent of homebuyers request light from above through skylights in their bathroom, a room where privacy and light is of the utmost importance.

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Add Life To Small Spaces

While conventional incandescent bulbs create an unnatural yellow glow, Sun Tunnel skylights bring bright, white, healthy daylight into rooms where traditional skylights are not an option. The reflective property of tubular skylights also reduces your HVAC load by utilizing the natural power of the sun to bring passive light, light without the heat emitted by electrical sources.