Most window contractors like Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod recommend that you factor in daylighting when choosing windows. Daylighting is the practice of illuminating interiors using natural light and is achieved by choosing windows optimized for receiving as much sunlight as possible. Daylighting has several benefits, and if you’re interested in how it can help you, let us discuss some facts about daylighting.
Daylighting Can Benefit Your Health and Well-Being
Several studies have been conducted on the health benefits of daylighting. A 1984 article published in Science magazine cited a study where a group of post-operative patients was in recovery rooms that had windows facing a brick wall. A similar group was in recovery rooms with windows that received natural light and an outside view. Based on the results of the study, the latter group recovered 8.5% faster compared with the previous group and required less aid from analgesics.
Several studies have also concluded that daylighting is an essential element in regulating human circadian rhythms or body clocks. These same studies also have proven that people who lacked exposure to 24-hour light-dark cycles, such as those who work in windowless offices, are prone to have disrupted sleep cycles, which could lead to chronic sleep debt.
Daylighting Helps You Save Money
Window companies recommend daylighting for reducing your energy consumption. Instead of relying on lighting fixtures to brighten up your room, you only need large windows to let in more sunlight. As light bulbs can add to indoor heat, using them less can create a more comfortable temperature. You also don’t have to rely on your HVAC system to create a comfortable indoor environment. These all leads to less energy consumption and more savings.
Our Windows Can Help With Daylighting
Renewal by Andersen replacement windows are the perfect choice optimizing your home for daylighting. Our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass options can filter harmful UV and infrared rays. They also let you enjoy maximum daylighting without worrying about your indoors getting too warm. You can also choose our High-Performance Low-E4 Sun glass option if a particular room is too bright.
Create a more comfortable and energy-efficient home with windows from Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod. Our window replacement options come with advanced materials and strong warranties for your peace of mind. To learn more about our services, call us today at (508) 205-1200. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation. We serve residents in Cape Cod, MA, and nearby areas.