04 Oct How To Reduce Energy Costs And Enjoy Natural Light
Solatube® Daylighting Systems are a cost-effective alternative to electric.
When we hear the word solar, we immediately think of significant expense and less than pleasing aesthetics. However, Solatube® Daylighting Systems are a cheaper, easier, and better-looking way to get natural sunlight into your home.
Garabar is proud to offer professional installation of this innovative system, which reflects light into your home without the need for any electric supplementation. The Solatube® is comprised of essentially three parts; the collector, the tube, and the reflector, much like a small skylight. The tubing extends down thru your attic, and as sunlight shines into the collector, it is distributed by the reflector installed on the ceiling. The system’s flexibility allows once dark areas of the home, such as bathrooms, stairways, hallways, or windowless rooms, to get a great deal of natural light. This saves on the expense of electrical lighting, and the Solatube® does not create indoor heat like many skylights would, preventing added strain on the air conditioning unit.
The level of light, of course, depends on the amount of sunlight. However, in sunny states like Florida, this product can offer a great deal of light all year long. Installations are very cost-effective and range from $600 and $850, depending on the type of roof and location of the Solatube®. Further, the installation is quick and can be performed with minimal noise and inconvenience.