Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Light is not only essential to our body, but feeds and uplifts our spirits

Light is the purest healing force in the universe.

Plenty of full spectrum light each day equals good health and lots of energy. Light and air are primary sources of vital energy and create a strong immune system.

We need a balance of all the spectrum colors and we pick them up through our eyes and skin. Most of us spend ninety percent of our life indoors. Ideally, you should be exposed to 30 minutes of full spectrum light every day.

If we are in an environment which offers little opportunity for natural light and air, we operate at half our premium level. Our brain may be dull and fuzzy, we may have poor memory, or find it hard to think clearly or make decisions. 

Emotionally we feel drained and depressed without knowing why. Physically we may suffer from fatigue and recurrent viral or bacterial infections. Natural light also influences our pituitary gland and pineal gland, which control and normalize the release of hormones into the body which are closely linked with mood and emotions.

Our home or office environment can greatly influence our ability to absorb vital energy into our system and so directly affect our well-being and quality of life. It is essential we pay attention to the light and air in our home if we are to improve our health and lifestyle.

(Adapted from The Healing Home by Suzy Chiazzari)

How you can get full spectrum light into your home or office:

If you have rooms with few or no windows, skylights are a great way to get air and light into your home. Skylights offer you a view of the sky and privacy from your neighbors. VELUX Manual or Electric Operable Skylights allow you to let in fresh air as well as full spectrum light.

VELUX SUN TUNNEL Skylights let in the full color spectrum of sunlight without the heat transfer. They are more affordable and easier to install than traditional skylights.

VELUX brand traditional and tubular skylights let in full spectrum sunlight but not the UV rays, protecting your possessions, walls, and floor from fading.

Call Naturalight Solar today to get your free skylight estimate: 707-527-5330

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day Special

My Mother Kept A Garden

My Mother kept a garden, a garden of the heart;
She planted all the good things that gave my life it's start.

She turned me to the sunshine and encouraged me to dream,
Fostering and nurturing the seeds of self-esteem.

And when the winds and rains came, she protected me enough;
But not too much she knew I'd need to stand up strong and tough.

Her constant good example always taught me right from wrong;
Markers for my pathway to last my whole life long.

I am my Mother's garden, I am her legacy.
And I hope today she feels the love reflected back from me.


Do something special for your mother this Mother’s Day…brighten the dark areas in her home with a VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylight or traditional skylight.    Maybe your mother's home is too hot in the summer and could use some cooling off.  The SunRise Solar Attic Fan uses free power from the sun to silently pull the hot air and moisture out of Mom's attic, helping to make her home more comfortable.

If you call by May 18th and schedule Mom’s installation, she will receive a Mother’s Day gift of a free Performance Check-Up (a $150 value).   Approximately one year after the installation, we will come back and clean her tube, skylights, and/or solar attic fan and check to make sure everything is in proper working order.  

This special can also be used for friends or family. You could even brighten up (or cool down) your home or office with natural light.  We promise we won’t tell Mom on you.  

This special is good May 8th – 18th.  Call us at 707-527-5330 or visit our website for more information: www.naturalightsolar.com

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Get your home ready for summer with a SunRise Solar Attic Fan.

  • Cools your attic and home during the summer
  • Completely self contained, solar powered unit
  • The Federal tax credit for solar attic fans has been extended through 2016. The Solar Powered Attic Fan is eligible for a 30%  credit on the purchase price of the fan, installation and sales tax. 

Bill Keith, SunRise Solar: Inventor of a solar attic fan that dramatically cuts energy bills

Bill Keith of St. John, Indiana had run a roofing company with his brother for 20 years when he invented his solar-powered attic fan, aiming to cut his customers' electric bills.                                                                     
He attached a little 10-watt solar panel to a DC motor to drive a 12-foot exhaust fan.   The fan works at peak power exactly when it needs to, when the sun is fiercest and the temperature rising, cutting the cooling bill for an average home by about 30 percent.   In the winter, the fan removes damp air, and extending the life of the roof.

The company has just 24 employees, but uses local suppliers for its raw materials, manufacturing and distribution, helping those companies stay afloat even in these rough times.

Bret Wolf, who manages business development for Indiana Vac-Form, calls SunRise Solar "a key customer”:
They’ve helped level off the peaks and valleys of our business, allowing us to better plan for people, resources, machine time.
That stability also benefits the companies supplying our raw materials. We've obviously felt the slowdown through our customers…but SunRise Solar has helped us maintain our business in a very difficult economy."
"Success in America," says Wolf, "will come from small companies like ours putting our heads together to innovate and incubate new ideas. It's like the farm: you plant seeds and at first don't see the fruits of your labor, but eventually things crack open and begin to grow and develop. The exciting thing is that it's happening in lots of places: if a thousand small start-up companies succeed and they all employ a few dozen people, and each of their suppliers also grows, doesn't that make a significant difference to America?"
Keith, an Indiana native and the son of blue-collar workers, lives with his wife Lori and their four kids in the 100-year old farm house he grew up in. U.S. Senator Richard Lugar recently named him a "Lugar Energy Patriot."
You can read the full article at the Environmental Defense Fund Page:  http://apps.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=35925