March, 2016

Let There Be Light This Spring

Posted on: March 16th, 2016 by townAdmin


We’re not quite fully out of the doldrums winter yet – but some of the signs of the upcoming spring and summer months are already here. You’ll begin to notice this late March and early April that days are longer, the skies are bluer and snow is turning more and more into rain.

These are great signs that things are about to get a lot brighter outside as well. That’s why now is a good time make sure your home is getting as much natural light as possible.

Keeping them clean

To make sure you’re getting the most out of nature’s lightbulb – the sun – the first step is to ensure it can even get into your house in the first place.

  • If you’ve sealed off your windows for the wintertime, consider about mid-March as a good time to unseal them. By this point, the coldest days are long past; and while it won’t necessarily be warm enough to crack the windows open all the time, allowing a little incidental air in won’t hurt too much.
  • Next, get ready to do some window cleaning – and a lot of it – to remove all the snow, dirt and other buildup from winter’s onslaught. Don’t forget to get all the windows around the house, from those on the very top floors to smaller ones in entrance doors if you have them.
  • If you have skylights, you should make sure to pay special attention to them once spring fully arrives. As their name implies, their primary purpose is to let in light from the sky, so try and make sure you aren’t preventing them from doing so!

If that all sounds intimidating, you need not worry – you can have us do the task of cleaning your windows for you! Schedule an appointment today.

The health benefits of sunlight

It may not be immediately obvious, but getting sunlight every day is a key part of health and wellness. First, sunlight that hits the skin allows your body to produce Vitamin D – an essential nutrient that helps keep your bones strong and your muscles working properly.

Second, using natural light to do things like read, watch TV and use the computer are better for your eyes than using artificial light; but, with the caveat that the natural light you use provides a sufficient amount of intensity and coverage.

Getting natural light is also an important part of your mental health in the long-term. Spending too much time cooped up indoors using only artificial light can have an unintended effect of making you feel cooped up and separated from the rest of the world.

Don’t worry – you don’t need to do it alone!

As you can see, getting enough natural light in the house is an important part of your health. Schedule an appointment and visit to learn about how we can ensure your windows are letting in as much natural light as possible.