Wednesday, June 27, 2012

SunRise Solar Attic Fan

The Solar Advantage

Like traditional attic fans, solar attic fans remove hot, stagnant air from your attic which allows your air conditioner to more efficiently cool your house – cutting your energy costs up to 30% while extending the life of your HVAC. What makes solar attic fans even better is that they require no electricity. That means not only are your operational costs zero but installation is wire free and a breeze!

Solar attic fans are almost undetectable. With a sleek design for every rooftop, solar attic fans blend seamlessly into your roofline. And unlike an electric attic fan, they are extremely quiet. If it wasn’t for the energy savings, you might forget it’s there.

The SunRise Solar Attic Fan has a built in solar panel powering a whisper quiet fan that sucks the excess heat out of your attic.  Since it gets its power from the sun, it costs you nothing to operate.  The SunRise Fan is so quiet you won’t even know it is running and it is completely automatic.  Reducing your attic temperature will reduce your cooling energy bills and protect the life of your home.

The SunRise Solar Attic Fan comes in various sizes to fit your ventilation needs:

850 = 11 watts                        1050 = 15 watts                      1250 = 20 watts Up
To 1200 square ft                     1200-1600 square ft                1600-2000 square ft

Call Naturalight Solar today and speak to your local attic ventilation professionals.

For a free quote call: 707-527-5330

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Control the light with ease and style

You know that natural light in your home or workspace is important, but what if you don’t want direct light all the time?

You can use VELUX products to control the flow of natural light into your home:

Electric Blackout Blind or Manual Blackout Blind
The blackout blind can convert day into night, blocking even the brightest sunlight, which makes it ideal for rooms that require total room darkening, such as bedrooms

The blind is powered by a battery which is charged by the sun and thus does not require wiring at installation.

Electric Light Filtering Blind or Manual Light Filtering Blind
No longer is direct sunlight an issue with the roller blind. Soft, diffused light is all that will enter your room. Perfect for rooms when diffused light is desired such as home offices, playrooms, kitchens and bathrooms.

The operation of the roller blind is powered by a battery charged by solar cells (charged by the sun). The solar cell unit is discretely integrated in the control bar. The blind can be operated even at night time and when the sun does not shine.

The blind is lowered and raised manually with a stylish control bar. The slats are tilted with an award-winning control mechanism and can be set at any angle.

The blackout blind is ideal for rooms that require total room darkening, such as bedrooms. Installs in seconds, easy to operate, blocks out the light when not wanted. Designed for 10" and 14" VELUX SUN TUNNEL™.

Suzy Chiazzari, author and interior designer explains the moods you can create with natural light in your home:

Light has different qualities depending on weather, season, time of day, and location. We can reproduce the different types of light artificially and they affect the interactions we have in different rooms of our home.

Direct light is needed when we have to do a task requiring precision and concentration: reading, writing, painting, sewing, etc…

Reflected light is suitable in a room where you need an even distribution of light. When we require good general lighting, reflected and direct lighting work together to create harmonious and functional room lighting.

Filtered natural daylight creates a gentle quiet feeling. We often experience filtered light through blinds and shutters.

In his book- The Natural House- David Pearson recommends the best locations for rooms so they maximize sunlight. The bedrooms should be oriented towards sunrise; this puts us in touch with the natural cycle of day and night, so we wake up with the sun.

(Adapted from The Healing Home, by Suzy Chiazzari)

Suzy Chiazzari is the author of nine books on Color Therapy, Color Therapeutics and Holistic Living including the best-selling international title, The Complete Book of Color.

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

No form of artificial lighting can match the wonders of natural sunlight…

Does being inside leave you feeling tired?

Most artificial light sources give off a radiance which is biased to a particular color range in the spectrum.  This means it is not giving off balanced vibrations and being in a room that is constantly lit by such a light can cause energy imbalances in our system. This can result in problems such as headaches, eye-strain, loss of energy, nausea

Incandescent bulbs which are ordinary household bulbs give off more red light than normal daylight. This is why these lamps appear yellow.

Fluorescent bulbs give off ultraviolet and blue light. These lights send out pulsing vibrations. Old lights may start to hum and flicker. They interfere with our own vibrations setting up a resonance within us and can make us hyperactive and irritable.

Fluorescent strip lights can also adversely affect your eye sight, and people who work under these lights can suffer from sore eyes. The blue coloring can make you feel cold, and all the colors in the room will have a blue tint. The newer generations of compact fluorescents are more efficient and longer lasting.

Tungsten-halogen lamps give a bright white light close to daylight in quality. These are powerful lights and good for general illumination. These blubs have an extremely long life and are more energy efficient.

Full spectrum lamps more closely resemble balance of spectral light found in daylight. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) has now been identified as one of the main causes of many sleep and emotional problems. Depressive symptoms can be significantly improved within the first two to four days when a person is exposed to full spectrum lighting.

Natural light from windows and skylights in the home and or work place reduces eye strain and boosts productivity and mood.

(Adapted from The Healing Home, by Suzy Chiazzari)

Help alleviate your symptoms by using natural light whenever possible.

You can use VELUX products to bring natural light into your home:

Install VELUX SUN TUNNELS in rooms that have no or limited natural light
and see the dramatic difference:

VELUX Skylights and SUN TUNNELS provide the full spectrum of light:

Sometimes when we install tube skylight in a very dark room, people tell us at first that the light is too blue. What they are actually experiencing is the full spectrum of light, without the yellow tint of an incandescent bulb.

The full spectrum light from a VELUX Skylight:

Delivers a balanced spectrum of light to your skin and eyes
Makes you healthier and happier
Makes colors in your home decor look brighter, without fading your possessions

Call Naturalight Solar today for your free estimate: 707-527-5330