Using daylight to light your home can you save you energy and money. But, there are many more benefits to using natural light: It is free, sustainable, can enhance your energy level, improve your mood, and, in the winter, can help warm your home.
- Skill level: Basic
- Start with the easiest ways to harness natural light, like moving furniture away from windows, choosing lightweight window coverings and repainting dark rooms in lighter colors that reflect light.
- Cost range: $0-$200+ for skylights
- Cost ranges from free to a more substantial investment, such as adding skylights.
- Savings: Varies
- How much energy and money you save depends on where your home is located, which direction your windows face, and what kind of renovations you make to take advantage of natural light.