When the days are at their shortest, knowing how to maximise natural light becomes increasingly important. Not only to maintain a bright and uplifting indoor environment but to ensure your energy solutions are as productive as possible. In this article, we’ll reveal how to make the most of what you have.
The importance of natural light in winter
This time of year inevitably sees many gloomy days and extended periods of darkness. So to create a positive atmosphere indoors it’s important to maximise the little we do get. Exposure to natural light has been linked to improved mood, increased productivity and overall well-being. Factors that are important both at home and at work. And harnessing what nature gives us can save you cash.
Clean solar panels for optimal performance
Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into energy. But their effectiveness can be significantly impacted by dirt, snow and other debris. During winter, it’s essential to keep solar panels clean to ensure they operate at peak efficiency. Regular cleaning ups energy production as well as extending the lifespan of the panels. You should also ask your installer to align your solar panels, so they get the most light exposure possible.
Clean windows for natural light
Winter weather, including frost and condensation, leaves windows looking dull and reduces their transparency. Regular window cleaning not only enhances the visual appeal of your home but also allows the most sunlight to permeate through the glass. Not only is this an aesthetic consideration, but that extra solar gain will increase the warmth of the interior and reduce the time you need to use artificial light. This in turn saves money on your energy bill. Clean windows both inside and out to remove any accumulated dirt, streaks, or winter residue. And similarly, make sure curtains and blinds and fully open from sunrise to sunset. It may be you need to consider moving fixing points so that none of the glass is obscured by material.
By maintaining clean solar panels and sparkling windows, you not only enhance energy efficiency but also create a welcoming space filled with the warmth and brightness of winter sunshine. We offer a comprehensive and convenient service that will take care of both.