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Five Ways to Enjoy the Sun

a woman outside to enjoy the sun

Five Ways to Enjoy the Sun

a woman outside to enjoy the sun

It’s no secret that J-Tech loves to harness the power of the sun to provide families and businesses with energy. However, many people forget that the sun has been used for generations for other purposes other than solar energy. We’re here this week to encourage you to enjoy the sun and all it can do for you and your family. Here are five benefits of sunlight that can improve your health and help you save money.


Hang-drying clothes is an age-old technique of utilizing the sun for its daily benefits. Using your clothing dryer consumes energy and increases utility bills because of the heat waste they exude. The average electric dryer accounts for two percent of total energy consumption in the United States. While many people are taking extra efforts to refrain from using their dryers, the best option is to take advantage of the sunlight for free energy and heat. Not only will your clothes dry in no time, but your wallet will thank you.

a cloths line outside with hanging towels and a chair and a small pile of laundry


Every family should have their own veggie garden, but every veggie garden needs the sun in order to grow efficiently. If you opt for an indoor garden with artificial lights and chemical fertilizer, you won’t be able to enjoy the advantages of sunlight. Natural sunlight is free, whereas setting up and maintaining artificial lighting systems can incur additional electricity costs. On top of that, sunlight helps plants absorb and utilize nutrients, contributing to healthier and more robust growth. By planting your garden in a sun soaked portion of your yard, you can ensure that your meals will be supplemented by the best vegetables in town.


In less developed countries, solar cooking is one of the only available methods to cook and preserve food. The burden of stripping trees for firewood is time consuming and tiring, so a common practice in foreign countries is to use either a reflective solar box or a parabolic disk to cook food with solar heat and energy. We can learn from these countries and save ourselves time, energy, and money by using the sun to cook our meals rather than our microwaves, ovens, or stovetops.


Many homes are not designed to allow proper amounts of daytime light through the windows. By implementing skylights or additional windows into your home, you can enjoy the sun from your living room. When installing windows with J-Tech, you’ll have plenty of options in terms of windows, glass, and accessories. Not only will improving and adding windows increase the amount of natural light you get, but your overall home value may increase with these additions.

skylights in a home, allowing the residents to enjoy the sun


Being in the sun is proven to make you healthier, not just emotionally, but physically as well. Vitamin D promotes healthy cell and bone growth, making us feel happier and healthier. By maintaining a proper dosage of sunlight, studies prove that we feel more energetic and prone to make healthy decisions. Rather than staying cooped up indoors, it’s best to enjoy the sun for at least a few minutes every single day. However, while you’re receiving all the physical and psychological benefits of sunshine, make sure you’re still making efforts to protect your skin.

In addition to installing solar panels, there are several ways to enjoy the benefits of the sun from your own home. Now that you know a few of the ways to use the sun in your daily life, it’s time to get out there and enjoy the sunshine. Contact J-Tech Construction & Solar when you’re ready to supplement these methods with solar power in order to aid your energy consumption and put money back in your wallet.


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