There are many ways to keep your house cool and well lit while saving money and being kind to the environment. Installing an attic fan or tinted windows will help keep your house cool in the summer, but how do you get daylight into those inner rooms? If your room is ideally situated and has the right kind of roof you can have a skylight installed, but what if it is under an attic, or there is not enough ceiling for a traditional skylight? The answer is a tubular skylight, also known as a solar tube!
The solar tube is one of the most ingenious inventions in recent decades. It allows a room to be lit by natural sunlight, even if there is no window. Solar tubes began to be commercially available in 1991, and unlike traditional skylights, do not require major reconstruction work. The small opening is less subject to leakage and since they require minimal space, they are ideal for hallways, closets, and bathrooms. Unlike a skylight a solar tube can be installed on any type of roof. Most of us are used to electric lights at night, but during the day rooms lit only by electricity seem gloomy. Solar tubes can beautifully light any room all day long, which saves money and energy, so it is good for both your budget and the environment. Another great thing about solar tubes is that, like windows, there is so little that can go wrong.
Here at The Solar Guys we sell and install the Solatube brand because it is the all-around best brand on the market! We are the only Premier Dealer for Solatube products in Central Florida. The Solatube Daylighting Systems brighten rooms effectively and evenly. Our patented technology gives consistent light through the day and all year long. We also offer a way for your solar tube to work at night as well. The Solatube Smart LED System monitors daylight levels and activates the integrated LED light automatically when available light is low; it operates automatically and lasts longer than traditional electric lighting which saves you money. There are a number of optional add-ons available like an occupancy sensor which triggers the LEDs only when someone is in the room, or a ventilation add-on kit, which basically adds a fan to increase air ventilation. You can even get a daylight dimmer to reduce the light during the day. There are a variety of ceiling fixtures available, so there is no need to sacrifice style.
So if you need more light in your house, consider letting The Solar Guys install a solar tube in your home.