Many people decide to upgrade their Long Island home with modern replacement windows because the enhanced energy-efficiency can save them money every month on their heating and cooling bills. Some people make the decision to change their windows to improve their home’s curb appeal or boost its resale value. But, did you know that installing Renewal by Andersen of Long Island’s Energy Star certified replacement windows are actually good for your health?
It’s true, retiring aging home windows can help your family enjoy a healthier lifestyle and improve your home’s attractiveness and energy efficiency.
The secret to living a healthier lifestyle may start with discovering the myriad ways that illuminating your indoor spaces properly supports health and vitality.
Elevate Your Mood with Windows’ Natural Light
Many scientific studies confirm a correlation between exposure to natural light and a host of positive health benefits. One of the most significant is lifting one’s spirits, or reducing depression symptoms. Choosing home windows that encourage natural light to flood your indoor spaces is a great way to keep your spirits high and boost your metabolism, strengthen your immune system and helping to fight off winter blues associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Natural Lighting Increases Your Energy
Along with elevating your mood and improving your daily attitude, absorbing plenty of natural light increases energy levels. It is easier to get in some daily exercise if you aren’t struggling to get motivated. Serotonin and other brain chemicals triggered by exposure to ultraviolet light may be the reason people have more energy on bright sunny days than those that are overcast and dreary. Although temperature does not seem to have a strong influence on serotonin and energy boosting brain chemicals winter’s shorter days do seem to increase depression in some people.
Windows Bathe Indoor Spaces with Light for a Better Atmosphere
Expanding natural lighting opportunities can also give you more decorating flexibility, which can result in feeling more comfortable in your home — a physical and emotional benefit for many people.
You can ditch the heavy drapes after installing your energy efficient replacement windows because you no longer need to block cold air drafts. Lightweight curtains allow more light to come in. With light fabrics, even when the curtains are closed some sunshine will still push through.
And of course natural lighting makes everything look better. Balancing natural and artificial lighting creates a healthier, more inviting, attractive atmosphere for you and your family.
Let Your Windows Bring in the Sunshine!
Bottom line, bringing in more light — whether it is by adding some light therapy fixtures around your home, replacing your existing windows with modern, Energy Star labeled home windows or removing shutters and window blankets to allow more natural light flow — will help you create a healthier living environment you’ll love to spend time in.
Natural light is good. Everyone needs natural light to thrive throughout the seasons. If you feel you need more natural light and your home has small window openings, you might want to consider skipping window grilles and patterned glass, and considering sliding replacement windows and fixed windows where appropriate because you’ll get larger glass surface areas to bring more natural light into your home.
Boost Natural Light with Renewal by Andersen of Long Island Replacement Windows
High quality home windows are essential for living a healthy lifestyle on Long Island. Without ways to allow ample sunlight and adequate air circulation, we’d probably all be tired and run down and unhealthy. If you’re ready to maximize natural light in your home, contact a replacement window specialist today. Just fill in the short form on this page or give us a call at 1-877-313-9052 to schedule a free in-home consultation with a replacement window professional in your neighborhood.
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