Thursday, December 26, 2013

Use your natural resources smartly

What we leave behind for our future generations will influence the way they look back at us. We are damaging our planet at an accelerated rate. Is this what we want to be remembered for? Yes, people are starting to realize that we may be doing irreparable damage to the planet. There are many organizations fighting to repair this damage, and educate people on how they can help reduce the effect that we are having on Earth, and on our future generations.
The major pollutants are factories and other big industrial units. But laws have been written to ensure that the big time polluters have to abide by environmental friendly rules. There is nothing that we can do to change that, except protest and make a stand. But as an individual, there are a lot of ways in which we can decrease the damage that we are doing. Here are a few tips on how we can use our natural resources smartly, to ensure that we leave less of a carbon footprint.
One of the major areas where, as individuals, we impact the environment is in housing. There are many ways in which we can make a home eco friendly. It is more expensive, but the amount of money that you save, once you start living in an eco friendly house, will offset what you paid to build it. These green buildings use as much renewable resources as possible.
Sunlight concepts!

Lighting up your home

One of the best inventions in recent times is daylighting systems. People have realized that they spend too much time in closed up surroundings, with no access to natural light. By installing daylighting systems in their home, they can now make sure that they and their family have access to the healing rays of the sun, which provides much needed vitamin D for the body.
By installing daylighting systems, the benefits they get are innumerable.
·   Their family is exposed to the sun daily and are healthier
·   Their electricity bill goes down
·   They are being eco friendly
·   By installing daylighting systems, you get a federal tax rebate
·  Houses that have daylighting systems installed, fetch a better price when it is time to sell
You are making a wise choice by making a decision to live in a green building. Your children and grandchildren will thank you for this choice!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Impact of daylighting systems on your family

It is a well known fact that sunlight benefits us in many ways. The healing rays of the sun:
·  Provides the body with Vitamin D which boosts the body’s immune systems
·   Prevents rickets
·  Helps protect the body from TB because of the boost to our immune system
·   Prevents depression
·   Beneficial to Alzheimer’s patients
·   Helps heal psoriasis
·   Reduces the threat of multiple sclerosis
These are just a few of the many ways in which the sun helps us. It is important to have exposure to some amount of sun every day. These days we move from insulated homes, to insulated cars to insulated schools or workplaces. Our exposure to the sun has reduced drastically, and this is manifesting in various kinds of illnesses. You can make sure that your family has a regular dose of sunlight everyday by installing daylighting systems.

The benefits of installing daylighting system

Houses, big and small can get daylighting systems installed. The daylighting systems are so advanced that it can be made to fit any kind of structure. With a little help and advice, you can figure out what kind of daylighting system will work best for your home and family. Here are some of the benefits of installing a daylighting system in your home.

Health benefits to your family

By installing a daylighting system, you are making sure that you home is bathed in natural sunlight as much as possible. The sun’s rays spread through your home, providing Vitamin D that your family needs. This goes a long way in ensuring that you family is healthy and protected from illnesses.

Saves money

Buying a daylighting system is a onetime expenditure. But paying electricity bills is a monthly one. By installing daylighting systems, you bypass the need for electric lights during the day. It also helps keep the house warm during the colder season, as the sunlight heats up the home. By installing a daylighting system, you save money.

Gives a sense of well being

Sunlight actually cheers you up. It is a proven fact that cold and dark days are depressive. When you have a home filled with sunshine every morning, you wake up feeling cheerful. It is a great deterrent to depression. You will see that your family also seems more happy and cheerful when the house is brightly lit with sunlight. It also helps boost the amount of work that you do. A person who is happy does a lot more work than someone who is not.

Raises the value of your house

If your family is growing, and you think that it is time to move to a bigger house, you will be happy to know that the inspired decision to install a daylighting system will actually benefit you, during the sale of your house. A house that already has a daylighting system installed fetches a higher price than one that doesn’t. So, you can look at a much bigger profit from the sale. This will help you buy a bigger place, in a better neighborhood, thereby enriching the lives of your family members.

Easy upgrade

Installing a daylighting system is very easy. Most dealers offer installation services when you buy the unit from them. They will install it with the minimum of fuss and it will be up in no time at all.
This Christmas, why not indulge your family and get yourself a daylighting system. Many dealers for daylighting systems have holiday offers and you can take advantage of one of them. Install a daylighting system! Go Green!