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Are You Wasting Energy With Your Skylight?

Skylights are prized for their aesthetic value, brightening homes with natural light. They can also make a home feel warmer during the colder seasons via passive solar heating, and if they are the type that open, can provide beneficial ventilation. However, they can have drawbacks as well, including a detrimental effect on the overall energy efficiency of your home. So are you wasting energy with your skylight? Skylights can waste energy in several ways. Solar heat gain is often an…