To increase your home’s energy-efficiency, you’ll want to maximize your recent window replacement in any way possible. Daylighting is one effective method, and here’s how you can achieve this in your home.
Daylighting by Definition
Daylighting is the controlled admission of direct and natural light into a home to reduce electric lighting and save energy. A typical daylighting system can consist of just skylights and windows, but it can also be coupled with a daylight-responsive lighting control system. When you have enough ambient lighting provided from daylight, you can effectively reduce the need of electric lighting power by as much as one-third.
How Daylighting Can Work for You
With daylighting, you can create a visually stimulating and productive environment indoors. To achieve this, it employs systems, technologies and architecture. For instance, when you’re planning to install replacement windows, it must be designed in a way that avoids the direct sunlight. Use glare remediation devices such as blinds or shades if direct sunlight is unavoidable.
To help you maximize the daylighting capabilities in your home, here’s what you need to consider:
Your Location – This means knowing your local environment, its specific climate, solar path and orientation, as well as how you can use it to your advantage. To do this, you need to determine your area’s daily climatic cycle, where the sun rises and sets on your home and even how often you have fog during the mornings and afternoons.
Planning Ahead – This means thinking of a systematic evaluation of the opportunities presented by your home, including solar orientation and illumination needs of the various rooms. Afterwards, comprehensive schematics must be prepared which answer to the opportunities and strategies identified.
If all this seems too much for you to plan alone, hire one of our trusted window replacement contractors at Renewal by Andersen® of Denver. We can help you implement an efficient daylighting system that’s perfect for your home. Call us today at (303) 823-4312, or you can conveniently fill out our form online. We serve Denver and nearby areas.