Cincinnati enjoys more than 2,500 hours of sunshine every year. You don’t want to miss out on those brilliant rays because of dirty windows. Not only do clean windows look good, there are multiple benefits natural light provides for a home. Let’s take a look at a few.
When windows are clean and natural light can flow through into the home, there’s less need for artificial light. Did you know that incandescent lights give off 90-percent of their energy as heat? Additional heat from any source is not something you want during the summer. In addition, any time you can turn off lights and allow sunlight to naturally brighten your home, energy is saved. If you’re curious just how much energy can be saved by switching off lights, check out Energy.gov to calculate potential savings.
Makes Indoor Plants Happy for Better IAQ
Keeping your indoor plants happy and healthy requires water and natural sunlight. When your indoor plants are thriving, your home’s air quality actually can improve and be beneficial for your own health. Healthy plants can equal healthier IAQ or indoor air quality in your home.
Helps Boost Productivity
On gray days, it’s natural to want to curl up on the couch with a good book or something to watch, but when the sun shines bright we tend to feel more energetic. Natural sunlight streaming in through clean windows can be a productivity booster. More sunlight + more energy = more doing, whether it’s energy to play with the kids or to tackle a chore off the to-do list.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it’s a myth that skin exposed to sunshine streaming in through windows produces Vitamin D. The good news is that natural sunlight does have the power to improve mood. Exposure to natural light inside your home may be beneficial to anyone suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The Mayo Clinic defines it as “a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons . . . (it) begins and ends about the same times every year.”
Typically, symptoms begin in the fall and continue throughout the winter months, but it can affect individuals year-round. This is a medical condition that should be diagnosed and treated by a doctor. According to the Mayo Clinic, allowing natural sunlight into the home to brighten the indoor environment can help.
More Sunlight During Day = Better Night’s Sleep
There also may be a correlation between daily exposure to natural light and a restful night’s sleep. If your home’s interior is dark and shadowy during natural daylight hours, your body can fall out of sync with its own sleep cycle.
Clean Windows for Better Views and Design Enhancements
It’s not rocket science, a clean window makes it easier to look out and enjoy the view. You work hard to keep your landscaping at its best, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to look out and enjoy the picturesque view you’ve created. In addition, when natural light streams into a room, it adds to the aesthetic and enhances the overall look of the space. The brightest, most sunshine-y room of the house quickly becomes the most popular, bringing family and friends together.
Are you ready to let the sun shine in? United Window Cleaning can get the job done, saving you time and hassle. Our professional teams use safe, high-quality cleaning products and ensure streak-free windows at every cleaning. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at 513-721-5987 or via our online contact form.