Remember as a child you were encouraged to go outside to play so that you could get some fresh air? That is because fresh air has many benefits for us. Except during high allergy seasons (spring with pollen and fall with harvest are excellent examples), you should try and bring the outside air into your home if you can’t make it outside.
One way of doing that is by installing a skylight that opens up, or a roof window. Not only do these let the sunshine into your house, but they also give you the option of opening them to let in the fresh air.
If you’re on the fence about an opening skylight, take a look at how letting in the outside air will benefit you and your family.
Clean Out Your Lungs
Even with excellent ventilation in a building, the air can get stale and full of particles. By opening a window and letting the fresh air circulate through your home, it helps clean out your airways. When you breathe in the fresh air, it dilates your lungs more fully while cleaning them out.
Be cautious about the time of year, however. If someone has allergies and breathes in the outside air that has pollen from plants, it could flare up their allergies.
When you can breathe in more clean air, it gives your body a boost of energy. That is because fuller lungs allow you to breathe in more oxygen which goes into your body’s cells. More oxygen means more energy.
Increase Immune System
Continuing with the blood cells, more oxygen helps out or white blood cells. Those cells are our defences against germs and bacteria. So, the more oxygen you breathe in, the stronger your white blood cells are which means, the better prepared you are to fight off illnesses.
Boost Your Mood
Did you know that fresh air can help boost your mood, especially if you suffer from depression or anxiety? When you breathe in more oxygen, it increases the levels of serotonin in the body. Serotonin is the happy hormone our body makes to keep us happier in life.
Freshen Up Your Home
It’s hard to beat the smell of the outdoors, especially on a clear, crisp day. If you notice that your home needs a boost of freshness, one of the easiest and quickest ways to do that is by opening up a window. The smell of the outdoors can instantly make a home feel more clean and welcoming without doing anything.
These are only a few of the benefits of why you should let fresh air into your home. Installing a skylight that opens is one way of doing that. You get the benefits of the sunshine and Vitamin D, and you have the option to open the window to take in all the benefits of the outdoor air.