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The Benefits of Window Shutters and Natural Light

One of the largest advantages of using a window shutter system as opposed to other conventional window treatments is the ability to control the amount of natural light that flows into the room. Shutters allow you to feel the warmth of the sun’s rays through the cooler months, and keep your room cool and comfortable during the summer months simply by opening or closing your shutter slats. 


In today’s blog, we’ll outline 3 benefits window shutters offer when it comes to natural light. 


Cost-Effective and Energy-Saving 

While opting for interior lighting options like LEDs can save on your energy consumption in the long run in comparison to conventional incandescent bulbs, there isn’t anything that can beat using natural light to illuminate your home during the day. Natural light doesn’t cost anything at all, and by using a shutter system over your windows, you can effectively control  the amount of natural light that streams in. 


Easy Interior Climate Control

HVAC units work hard during the winter and summer months to keep our homes at a comfortable temperature. Take some of the pressure off of your air cooling and warming system by choosing a window shutter system. Open your shutters to allow sunlight to stream in and warm up the room during the cooler months. Close your shutters to keep cool air inside during the warmer months. 


Boost Vitamin D

Natural light is something the human body craves. When our bodies are exposed to sunlight, our skin absorbs vitamin D. Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin”, and aids in the prevention of bone loss, heart disease, weight gain, and the development of various cancers. It also doesn’t differentiate  between whether you get your sunlight while staying indoors or going outside, which means you can get your regular dose of vitamin D by opening your shutters on sunny days. 


Window Shutters You Can Rely On

The Original California Shutters designs and manufactures premium interior and exterior shutters for clients in Toronto and across the GTA. With over 40 years of experience, we have built a reputation for exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and excellence in customer service. We are certain that we are capable of meeting your unique shutter needs. Call us today to learn more about our services!


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