It’s no secret that we here at Sparkle Skylights love skylight windows. They effortlessly make any home or business feel brighter and more spacious. We’re also big fans of solar tubes. While many have heard of solar tubes or sun tunnels, they may not understand the benefits that they offer. Not to worry! We’re here to help. Not only do we install skylights in the Highlands Park area, we also install solar tubes. Read on to learn more about the benefits of solar tubes for your home or business.

Let In The Light

Many home and business owners are looking for clever new ways to increase the amount of natural light in their buildings in Highland Park. While many of them would love to have skylights, that isn’t always practical in some spaces or rooms. In those circumstances, solar tubes are the perfect solution. They can help to light a space, and are an unobtrusive element of a room’s appearance. But the benefits of solar tubes are many, so read on to learn about the other benefits they offer you and your building.

All Of The Light, None Of The Temperature Shifting

Skylight windows allow brilliant amounts of light into any space, but they can also result in temperature shifts in the building if they aren’t carefully managed. In winter, they can cause heat loss if they are left open. In summer, they can keep warm air in the building if they aren’t opened or shaded at the hottest points in the day. Solar tubes provide as much natural light as skylights, but since they are an enclosed system that is insulated and sealed, and are installed within the roof line itself, they do not affect the temperature of a space.

Enjoy A Lighter Utility Bills

One of the most obvious benefits of solar tubes is made apparent on your first utility bill after you have them installed. Solar tubes bring sunlight into any space, and you’ll find that your dependence on electric or artificial lighting is greatly reduced. You’ll start to see a drop in your energy bills as you spend less money on keeping your work and living spaces lit throughout the day. It’s not uncommon to see a reduction in energy bills by as much as 10 percent. In some cases, installing solar tubes can even earn you a renewable energy tax deduction.

Better For The Environment

Sunlight is perhaps the most sustainable energy resource available to us. By using solar tubes to light our spaces, we reduce our dependence on electricity and the fossil fuels that power electric plants. This limits the number of harmful chemicals and byproducts that are released into the air. You’ll help the environment while also making your spaces more beautiful and accessible. This creates a more positive living and working environment for you and your family or coworkers.

Ease Of Installation

We’ve got the installation of skylight windows down to a science, but we also recognize that it can be a time and labor-intensive process. That’s not the case with solar tubes. For business owners worried about losing work time because of the solar tube installation process, they’ll be pleased to know that solar tubes can be installed quickly and easily in a few hours, meaning you don’t have to cordon off your workspaces for a long period of time.

Good For Your Health

We’re all looking for ways to stay healthy, be it jogging or eating right. Having solar tubes in your building can help maintain and improve your health without having to add any extra steps to your daily routine! Sunlight is a great source of vitamin D, which helps to improve your mood and sense of wellbeing. Those who get regular doses of sunlight throughout the day have lower blood pressure throughout the day, so when things are getting tense at the office, you’ll still keep your cool. Natural lighting also aids your mental fitness, meaning you’ll be able to concentrate better on the task at hand and have the energy you need to move quickly on to the next one.

Ready For Your Solar Tubes?

While we’ve outlined some of the benefits of having solar tubes in your building, we think you’ll notice many more as soon as you step into a room that is illuminated by a solar tube. When you’re ready for solar tubes, contact Spark Skylights. We’re happy to serve homes and businesses in Highlands Park and the greater Chicago area. Call today to ask for a free estimate and consultation!