As you might remember from your elementary school science classes, light is a big part of all kinds of life from plants to humans and everything in between. What you might not have learned in school is that light is even important when it comes to your health and your home. Keep reading to learn more about why light is so important, what kinds of light there are, and why adding replacement windows to your Tucson, AZ home can give you even more control over your house’s light.
Most often, any natural light that enters a home through a window can be categorized as ambient light. Ambient light is light that doesn’t have a specific pursue, like task or accent lighting, but is rather background light that affects the mood and feel of a space. Ambient light might seem unimportant as it’s in the background, but in fact ambient light can change the entire appearance of a room. Ambient light can make a room brighter, including the colors in the room, can make details stand out, and can offer more visibility and light contrast.
Natural light, even in the form of ambient light, is critical when it comes to regulating your body’s natural rhythm. Natural sunlight is a key trigger in keeping your body in sync with your daily activities. IJ other words, darkness tells your body it’s time to sleep or shut down, while light tells your body it’s time to be awake and productive. Also, exposure to bright light in the morning can help you wake up faster and easier, setting you up for a better day.
Natural ambient light also has a big effect on your mood. Sunshine is vital to happiness when it comes to the more chemical aspects of the human brain. Sunshine can help boost serotonin production, which is a hormone that is responsible for reducing anxiety and depression as well as increasing comfort and satisfaction. Its scientifically proven that more natural light means a better overall mood. This works the other way, too, meaning that too little natural light can increase the risk of depression and anxiety.
But what does all this information on natural light have to do with your replacement windows? Having the right kind of high-quality window in your home can give you control over the amount of natural ambient light that you let in your home. You can choose different kinds of glass to let in the amount of light that you want while still maintaining privacy, meaning you can let the light in in the morning and during the day and keep the light out when it’s time for bed. The right kind of replacement window can not only help you achieve optimal restfulness and sleep but can also boost your mood and overall comfort in your home.
Olander’s Window Replacement, located at 4141 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712, offers expert Tucson, AZ replacement window services. Give us a call today at (520) 326-2909 to learn more about what we can do for you and the natural light in your home.