Get a healthier home with roof windows

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Did you know that you can create a healthier home with roof windows? We spend 90% of our time indoors. Therefore, the quality of air in your home has a significant impact on your health. Thanks to roof windows, you can make your life easier and promote a better indoor climate. Luckily, a few tweaks will go a long way. Here's how you get the most out of your VELUX roof windows.  
Key takeaways
  • Indoor humidity can damage your interior and makes the air feel unpleasant; remove humidity with frequent ventilation from your roof windows.
  • VELUX App Control lets you operate your roof windows from your smartphone.
  • VELUX Active with NETATMO monitors air quality and automatically regulates temperature, light, and humidity, making it the ultimate smart home solution.

Roof windows reduce humidity levels

When you cook, shower, sleep, or have guests over, the humidity in your home rises. All of these activities have an impact on the air quality in your home. The immediate result is that the air becomes stuffy and unpleasant. But ultimately, humidity can cause respiratory diseases due to condensation, mould, and building failures. Therefore, frequent ventilation is vital to ensure a healthy indoor environment. With VELUX roof windows, you can easily reduce humidity in your home.

Get fresh air and daylight

Growing up, you've undoubtedly heard that fresh air is good for you.’s true! Breathing in fresh air and getting plenty of daylight can improve our mental performance and general well-being.

With VELUX, ventilation has never been easier. When indoors, your roof windows can help promote a healthier home. By pairing your VELUX solar-powered or electric roof windows with VELUX App Control, you can easily control the air quality in your rooms. The app gives you full control of your VELUX roof windows, blinds and shutters right from your smartphone.

If you are really looking to gain full control of your indoor climate, consider VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO. ACTIVE automatically tracks air quality and temperature, and keeps your indoor climate fresh and healthy by automatically opening and closing your roof windows and blinds.

Keep a comfortable temperature

It’s unpleasant to feel too hot or too cold. Adding anti-heat blackout shutters to your VELUX roof windows will help improve the room temperature in both summer and winter. In the summer, they prevent your room from getting too hot; in wintertime, they provide thermal insulation. VELUX blinds and shutters even help you reduce noise from the outside and protect you from break-ins when you are not home.

Achieve a better night's sleep

A well-ventilated, insulated, and darkened bedroom will work wonders for your sleep. But did you know that daylight also helps you get a better night's sleep?

A well-ventilated, insulated, and darkened bedroom will work wonders for your sleep. But did you know that daylight also helps you get a better night's sleep?

Sunlight helps set the body's circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle) and allows the brain to learn when it's time for us to fall asleep and wake up. If you're exhausted in the mornings, it's probably because you woke up in a pitch-dark room to the sound of beeping from your phone. Your brain is still in sleep mode. Help your brain understand when it's time to wake up by gradually letting sunlight into your bedroom. With VELUX App Control, you can swap your alarm clock for a sunrise. Set your own personal preferences from your smartphone.

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Monitor your bedroom ventilation and temperature

Fresh air is an easy way to ensure a healthy indoor environment, and proper ventilation is essential to maintain good indoor air quality. With VELUX ACTIVE linked to your solar-powered or electric roof windows in the bedroom, it's possible to improve the flow of fresh air.

VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO ventilation algorithm automatically controls your roof windows to regulate the temperature in your bedroom. The algorithm is based on internal measurements carried out by the sensor and on live weather forecasts. VELUX ACTIVE then uses this information to establish whether or not opening the roof windows in your bedroom will improve the internal temperature. Smart, right?

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