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The top health benefits of natural sunlight and ventilation

Natural light is an increasingly popular and sought-after element to add to your homes. Not only is it a great way to save on energy and heating costs, but it’s also important because it offers many health and wellbeing benefits.

As well as natural light, you need to think about ventilation in your home, which works together with natural light to improve your health.

To show why you should be thinking about bringing more natural light and ventilation into your home, we’ve picked our top health benefits.

 

It removes condensation and damp.  

Condensation happens when the moisture in the air is quickly cooled, forming water droplets over windows, walls or other surfaces.

Over time, condensation can start to ruin your surfaces and lead to problems with damp and musty air.

Without control, damp can also lead to the growth of mould and bacteria, which can damage your health and trigger breathing conditions such as asthma.

The damp environment also provides a perfect breeding ground for dust mites. If touched or inhaled, dust mites can cause allergic reactions, resulting in eczema, watering eyes, itching, sneezing and a runny nose or worsen breathing conditions and trigger asthma attacks.

Ventilation systems remove the condensation and humidity from the air, saving your home from problems with damp and giving you clean, breathable air.

In addition, the natural light also acts as a disinfectant, reducing the bacteria and dust mites growing in your home.

 

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 It decreases VOC concentrations.

VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are emissions that come from regular household chemicals and furnishings. Without ventilation, it’s nearly impossible to remove VOCs from the air. Over time, VOCs can build up and in particularly large doses, can become toxic.

A great ventilation system ensures that VOCs are removed from the air and don’t build up to any amount that could damage your health.

 

Increase immunity.

Natural light helps your immune system fight off diseases. By increasing your red blood cells, improving your circulation and increasing your intake of vitamins B and D, natural light keeps your immune system in its best condition.

 

Regulate your health cycles

Natural light is also excellent for regulating your natural systems and cycles.  It helps control the hormones that stimulate your appetite, improves your digestion and helps you get a full night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed the next day.

Making it easier for you to fall into natural sleeping and waking cycles, natural light is the way to combat damage from long-nights and staring at screens.

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 It makes your home more comfortable.

As well as improving your overall health, natural daylight also increases endorphins and serotonin levels. This makes you feel happier, more productive and alert, even on the dullest of winter days.

In addition, ventilation will remove any unwanted smells from the airflow in your home, giving you fresh, clean air that will help improve your mood and feel more energised and refreshed.

Together, natural light and ventilation will make you feel more comfortable in your home.

 

Conclusion.

Both natural light and ventilation are great for increasing your health and wellbeing, as well as making you feel happier and more comfortable in your home.

To unlock these benefits, skylights or roof windows could be the perfect choice for you.

To see what natural light and ventilation can bring to your home, get in touch with our team today.