How rooflights can save you energy and money

Date: 31 March 2017
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How rooflights can save you energy and money
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When you install rooflights, you’re adding a host of benefits to your home. Rooflights can be installed in tight spaces where traditional windows cannot, they flood rooms with natural light and can be tailored to fitted in any home, in a wide variety of styles too.

But did you know the difference they can also make to your outgoings every month? When installed correctly, rooflights can have a positive environmental impact on your home and reduce your energy bills.

The natural light effect

Rooflights are the most effective way to fill your home with natural light, in fact, they provide up to three times more natural light than standard windows. So how do rooflights and the light they expose your home to, help you save money on energy bills?

Reduce artificial lighting

Maximising natural light means less need for artificial lighting which can dramatically reduce the cost of your energy bills. Of course, the amount of daylight will be dependent on building type and positioning of the rooflight. To get the maximum exposure for your home, speak to an expert about where you should position your rooflights.

Cut your Co2 emissions

Research has shown that rooflights, when installed correctly, will help to dramatically reduce the amount of Co2 emissions your home produces. The need for artificial light is unavoidable and consumes a lot of energy. However, increasing natural light reduces the reliance on artificial lighting, which dramatically cuts energy use, therefore reducing the CO2 emissions resulting from artificial light.

Lower heating costs

Passive heat or solar heat gain will reduce the need for central heating or other artificial heating appliances. In fact, recent third party product testing revealed just how good the U-value calculation (a measure of the rate of heat loss of a building component) is for our latest triple glazed rooflight product. Demonstrating just how effective our triple glazing and composite product design are at keeping in heat over standard double glazed rooflights supplied by others.

How rooflights can save you energy and money

Air circulation

Ventilating skylights open outwardly at the bottom and help release the hot air that naturally accumulates near the ceiling. Allowing fresh air in your home is far healthier than using energy abusing purifiers and air conditioning units too.

Advanced energy saving

You can now install triple glazed rooflights which help keep the heat in but still allow optimum natural light – especially useful during the winter months.

A more eco-friendly home

Research has proven that installing rooflights, covering usually 15-20% of the total roof area, will usually reduce your overall energy consumption compared to buildings without rooflights installed. Find out how our rooflights helped this Bolton eco-home work towards its energy efficiency goals last year.

A positive effect on you

Allowing more natural light to flow into your home will also have a more positive effect on everyone that lives there. Numerous studies have shown that some of the benefits include increased focus, reduced stressed levels, improved moods and better sleep patterns.

Attractive and practical

Installing rooflights is a great way to improve the appearance of your home, add value and importantly, reduce your energy consumption too.

To ensure you’re making the most of your rooflight’s energy-saving potential, make sure you have them installed correctly. Why not contact us today and speak to one of our installation experts?

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