Do you work under artificial lights during the day? Having electric lights on during the day uses up an amazing amount of electricity, and it’s also not very good for your health. Adding more natural lighting could make all the difference in your health and mood. There are more risks than you may think by using fluorescent light in your under-lit home. Fluorescent lighting creates emission of treacherous chemicals like sulfur dioxide, carbon, and mercury into the environment.
We have four reasons for you to consider letting that sunlight into your home. In this first post we will talk about Energy Efficiency & Environmental Impact.
The boons of natural light don’t end here, check back next week for Part Two!
Mother nature sometimes lets us know when we’ve been neglecting a project by making it impossible to put the project off any longer. This happened to a homeowner recently when their old acrylic dome skylight was blown right off the roof during a storm.
The old, inefficient plastic skylight was due for replacing anyway. Before another storm could hit, we installed a new, energy efficient, flat glass VELUX Fixed Curb Mount 2×4 skylight. Well secured and durable enough to make it safely through the toughest storms, this homeowner is ready to weather many more winters.
We recommend replacing your old skylight before mother nature begins the work for you. If you’re not sure how much life your skylight has left, whether it’s in danger of leaking, cracking, or being blown away, you can schedule a performance check-up with Naturalight Solar by calling our office at 707-527-5330 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With warmer temperatures on the way, it’s time to prepare and protect your home. Attic temperatures can easily become 30 to 50 degrees higher than the outside temperature and these extreme temperatures can be damaging to your home.
Extreme heat can deteriorate your wiring insulation, cause the laminate on your plywood to peel off, and bake your composition shingles into brittle chips. It can also damage your possessions stored in the attic.
Reducing attic temperatures and circulating the air will protect and prolong the life of your roof, wiring, and possessions, as well as allowing the living area of your home to remain cooler through the summer.
Solar attic fans are almost undetectable. With a sleek design for every rooftop, solar attic fans blend seamlessly into your roofline. And unlike an electric attic fan, they are extremely quiet. If it wasn’t for the energy savings, you might forget it’s there.
Reducing your attic temperature will reduce your energy bills and protect the life of your home.
Prepare for the summer. Call Naturalight Solar
today for a free estimate:
Or submit an estimate request online.
In just one day, we installed one 10″ and two 14″ VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylights to dramatically brighten the kitchen and bathrooms of this Sonoma County home. Standing in close proximity to surrounding two story homes which shade the windows, the Sun Tunnels bring in additional natural light from the sunny rooftop without compromising privacy
The rooftop photos show the clean look of the Sun Tunnels on a flat tile roof. Sun Tunnels can be installed on all roof types, though some require additional labor and special flashings. However, in most cases, the tubular skylights remain the most efficient, effective, and affordable option for bringing natural light into your home
Interested in having VELUX SUN TUNNEL Skylights brighten your home? Submit an estimate request.
Spring has arrived!
Cleaning Your Skylights Before and After Installation
If you are unable to get on your roof to clean your skylights,
you can call or email us to schedule a service appointment.
Save money and increase your property value with energy efficient upgrades, financed by your local PACE Program.
PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Programs provide financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water efficiency improvements for homeowners. Many counties in California have at least one program, and some have two. You can visit the program websites to see if your home is eligible for financing
VELUX SUN TUNNELs, VELUX Skylights, and SunRise Solar Attic Fans fall under the energy efficiency improvement category, so the installation of these products is eligible for financing through your city’s program.
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“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'”
feel good this spring
(and all year round)
When the sun starts shining, and the weather warms up, we start getting that spring cleaning itch.
Open the windows! Air out the rooms! Let in the sun!
There are reasons we are in a better mood when the sun is shining:
Moderate Sunlight is critical for our health and well being.
Sunlight helps us:
Take a look at these before and after photos of this windowless hall:
No more turning on yellow tinted lights. Get healthy, full spectrum light without using electricity during the day.
Call us today to find out more about bringing daylight into your home:
The new year has brought stylish and practical new accessories for your home. These new accessories for VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylights allow you to have the quality of light you want, when you want it.
This ceiling level decorative diffuser for VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylights adds style to any décor. It is available in Brushed Nickel, Polished Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, or White.
This product is electric, connected to a wall switch, and allows users to control the amount of daylight that enters a room. It is perfect for spaces such as bedrooms or entertainment rooms that might need darkening for sleeping or watching a show. It also allows the flexibility of partially dimming.
manual blackout shade
The manual blackout shade installs in minutes and uses magnets and a rod, making it simple to operate. This product completely blocks out the light for sleeping or watching TV.
There are now three options of Diffuser Discs. The standard Frosted Diffuser, the Prismatic Diffuser, and the New Fresnel Diffuser. The Fresnel Diffuser has concentric honeycomb parabolic prisms to maximize light diffusion.
Energy Kit and quad diffuser
The Energy Kit (pictured) and Quad Diffuser increase the energy efficiency of VELUX SUN TUNNEL Skylights and ensures they are ENERGY STAR® qualified. The Energy Kit is made up of a thermal plate and diffusing disc. The thermal plate converts a dual diffuser system to a Quad Diffuser system, while the diffusing disc reduces the solar heat gain and increases light diffusion.
Call 707.527.5330 to find out more about getting an accessory with your VELUX SUN TUNNEL.
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Enhancing life with our most abundant natural resource — light from above.