The importance of sun exposure in your home

The importance of sun exposure in your home  


The time to choose your new home is undoubtedly exciting, however, there are several factors you should be aware of in order to make the best decision. Sun exposure is one of them. We suggest that you always visit the properties during the day, in order to see if the house has good natural lighting in the rooms that need this light most.

A good sun exposure allows you to make the most of your home’s natural lighting and benefit from better energy efficiency, among other advantages. Having a house with good sun exposure is much more than an aesthetic issue:

– Solar radiation imposes less strain on our vision than darkness or artificial lights;

– Natural light respects and sets the biological rhythm, helping to establish a healthy sleep pattern;

– The sun contributes to the synthesis of vitamin D, an essential vitamin for fixing minerals in bones;

– Exposure to the sun enhances the production of endorphins, contributing to general well-being;

– Natural light is free! Artificial lighting is one of the factors that weighs most on the electricity bill;

– Solar radiation inhibits the growth and proliferation of fungi and bacteria, also preventing diseases associated with these problems.


You should also take into account the region you are in. In Portugal there are colder and wetter regions, such as Porto, and drier and hotter ones (such as Algarve, Alentejo and Lisbon).

In the North region, which is colder and more humid, the sun is normally oriented to the south, as it allows longer exposure to the sun, helping to keep the house warmer and avoiding additional heating expenses.

According to specialists, the ideal would be to have the rooms facing east, receiving sun in the morning, and the living room facing west, so as to have light until sunset. However, it is also necessary to take into account the experiences of each one and their routines and schedules.

Having a well-lit home will help you avoid damp problems and make the most of sunlight.

If you are looking for a property with excellent sun exposure, generous areas and high quality finishes, come and discover the apartments in the Edificio Mouzinho de Albuquerque. Here you will find your dream home

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