Homeowners are constantly looking for ways to save on their energy bills. Thankfully, this can be accomplished various ways, such as a window, roof or siding replacement project. Even replacing your old HVAC unit with a better one can do the trick. However, what some don’t realize is that there is another option that can help you save on energy: installing solar tubes or skylights on your roof.

Solar Tubes

Solar tubes provide numerous advantages. If you want to reduce your reliance on artificial lighting, but you live in an area with hot climates, then they’re a viable choice for you as they allow an ample amount of natural light into your home without heating up your home’s interior. Apart from that, they’re also the cost-effective option as not only are they easy to manufacture, but they’re easy to install as well, allowing you to reduce your overall labor costs.


On the other hand, if you want to reduce your reliance on both artificial lighting and your HVAC unit, then you might want to consider installing skylights around your home. This is because not only do they allow natural light into your home, but can also be opened and closed, allowing for better ventilation around your home. If you have plans to sell your home in the near future, then install skylights instead as they can add to your home’s overall value.

Which One Should You Pick?

It’s no secret that skylights can be a bit more costly to install compared to solar tubes. However, compared to the benefits that they can bring to your home, keep in mind that the cost is merely a one-time investment as you can easily regain what you spent from your savings in the long run. With that in mind, if you don’t mind the extra costs, then don’t hesitate to install skylights. However, if you’re working on the budget, and your home is located in an area with hot climates, then install solar tubes.

Make your search for an expert exterior services provider easier by turning to Tri-County Contracting. Give us a call at (262) 679-6100, or fill out our contact form to get a quote. We serve homeowners in New Berlin, WI, and other nearby areas.

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