Go Green and add natural light into your home using velux Skylights, Sun tunnels and solar tubes
Going Green is a trend around the world that is catching on and becoming more aware of our responsibilities to ourselves and our children. Energy conservation is more important now than ever, and more and more people are starting to see why skylights can really help. Installing skylights is only one of many ways to go green with simple home improvements that improve your quality of living and actually pay for themselves over time.
How do skylights save the homeowner money throughout the year? Skylights allow up to five times more light into a home as opposed to a traditional window of the same dimensions. With a skylight, you are taking advantage of solar energy streaming into your home, and that means the heat kicks on less frequently. This translates into money saved over time.
Skylights or Sun Tunnels add an open and airy feeling to any home. Kitchens and living rooms are always popular rooms for skylight installations, but bathrooms, hallways, closets and laundry rooms are slowly gaining in popularity. Added privacy and warmth during the colder months are wonderful benefits of the addition of a skylight in any size bathroom.
For those with a green thumb, skylights provide a bright and naturally lit environment, which helps plants thrive indoors. This saves the homeowner money since they don’t need to invest in artificial lighting for their plants.
VELUX, the world leader in skylights and roof windows, puts to excellent use our most abundant natural resource – light from above – by developing, manufacturing and marketing environmentally friendly products that provide and control daylight and fresh air in buildings, and products that heat water with solar energy.
High quality, energy efficient skylights are an important part of building today’s green friendly homes and buildings. The effect that natural light has on you physically, emotionally and psychologically is well documented. The benefits of natural light can have a profound impact on you personally, while the stewardship of VELUX will positively affect our environment for future generations.
That is why we are proud to be the nation’s leading manufacturer of quality skylights. Using the most modern technologies to make our products energy efficient is a top priority. To reap the green benefits associated with top lighting, it is essential to minimize the heat gain associated with UV penetration, while preserving the conditioned air inside your home. To accomplish these goals, we incorporate argon gas between the insulated panes of all our glass products and use low emissivity coatings (Low-E) to make our products some of the most energy efficient in the industry.
The effect that natural light has on you physically, emotionally and psychologically is well documented. The benefits of natural light can have a profound impact on you personally, while the stewardship of VELUX will positively impact our environment for future generations.
Give Sunsational Skylights a call today and let us help you with all your skylight needs!
Energy Performance Ratings for Windows, Doors, and Skylights
You can use the energy performance ratings of windows, doors, and skylights to tell you their potential for gaining and losing heat, as well as transmitting sunlight into your home.
Heat Gain and Loss
Windows, doors, skylights can gain and lose heat in the following ways:
Direct conduction through the glass or glazing, frame, and/or door
The radiation of heat into a house (typically from the sun) and out of a house from room-temperature objects, such as people, furniture, and interior walls
Air leakage through and around them.
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) operates a voluntary program that tests, certifies, and labels windows, doors, and skylights based on their energy performance ratings. The NFRC label provides a reliable way to determine a window’s energy properties and to compare products.
The NFRC label can be found on all ENERGY STAR® qualified window, door, and skylight products, but ENERGY STAR bases its qualification only on U-factor and SHGC ratings.