Discover how the colors of our home can make it eco-friendly.
Notice that when you wear white shirt, you feel cooler. When you wear black shirt, you feel warmer. This is because of the science of colors. Light or what scientists call ‘visible light’ is composed of seven colors, like a rainbow.
For example, if light hits the surface of a blue object, what happens is that the color blue in the said rainbow is reflected and goes to your eyes. That is why you see it as blue in color. The other six colors in the rainbow are absorbed by the object.
If light hits the surface of a white object, all colors of the rainbow are reflected and hit your eyes, and you see it as white in color. The white object does not absorb any light. If light hits the surface of a black object, there is no light that is reflected and no light hits your eyes. That’s why you see it as color black. All the 7 colors of the light is absorbed by the object.
And because this visible light moves like a wave or what is called ‘light waves,’ the darker the object, the more light waves are absorbed and thus the hotter the object becomes when hit by light.
The same is true for our homes. If your home is painted with dark colors, when light hits it, it absorbs more light waves and more heat. This also applies to your roof if it is painted with dark colors. This is why your home is hotter inside.
However, if your home is painted with light colors like BluHomes that is painted mainly with reflective white, it reflects more light waves and no heat is absorbed. The same also applies to your roof when painted with light colors, like the roof of BluHomes that is painted with white. This makes your home cooler inside.
Because of the light colors of your exterior walls and roof, it will be naturally cooler inside. And because it is much more comfortable inside, your usage of air conditioners will be reduced, your energy consumption will be lessened, and the pollution and carbon dioxide that your home emits get reduced. Most important of all, it makes your home eco-friendly.
In this article, we learned how important the colors of your home is for it to have less impact to the environment.
We at BluHomes believe that our homes need to be eco-friendly. Let’s all love nature!
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