Insulating Window Film Improves Comfort, Efficiency, and Savings
Windows are defining architectural features of homes and commercial buildings. With the surrounding views and natural light they let into a space, it’s no wonder modern design trends favor large, statement-making windows. There are, however, tradeoffs that must be considered when building or buying a property with large windows, including solar heat gain, insulation, and energy efficiency. If your windows are causing temperature regulation challenges, consider an insulating window film to take control of your comfort.
Windows are one of the least efficient parts of your home or building. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, windows account for 25-30% of the energy used to heat and cool homes. Low-emissivity or low e window films are designed to minimize the amount of heat-causing infrared light that passes through the glass, keeping the interior temperature more consistent and improving energy efficiency. These insulating window films selectively allow visible light to pass through the glass, so you can still enjoy natural sunlight in your home or office.
If you struggle with hot spots in the summer and drafty cold winters, solar window films offer a year-round solution to your comfort concerns. The same properties that block out the sun’s heat in the summertime also help these films to insulate your windows against the cold, retaining man made heat indoors. Rest comfortably knowing that the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat will be maintained with a little help from solar window film.
Savings on Energy Costs
Your efficient windows will save money in more ways than one. With insulating window film installed, your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to maintain the set temperature. In addition to lowering energy costs, by reducing the demand on your HVAC system, you can also reduce maintenance frequency and extend the lifespan of your HVAC unit. This can result in more savings overtime as your existing system is able to perform optimally.
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