Somewhere around 30% of a home’s utility cost is attributed to heating and cooling expenses, making controlling energy costs one of a homeowner’s top concerns over time. A lot of heat – and cold air too – enters and exits through the windows of your home. A lot of this air exchange can be eliminated by installing new windows: but that can be expensive. The truth is, window tinting is a cost effective way to increase your energy savings.
How does it work? Window tinting involves applying a thin, practically invisible film, to your windows that serves some specific purposes. Next to adding privacy reducing sun glare, this film gives an extra layer of insulation on your windows, and helping to protect your house from the hot/cold elements outdoors. This means when you heat the house in the winter with less work because the tinting layer keeps the heat inside longer, while keeping the heat out and locking A/C air inside during the hot summer months. The less your heating and cooling system has to work/operate, the less you spent each year.
Will window tinting keep my home cool in the summer? Yes, window tinting can help block out a great percentage of the summer sun heat throughout the day. Paired with an Air Conditioning, tinting film will secure cold air inside, keeping everyone happy through the hottest time of the year. This means you can run your A/C less often. In the end, solar film on your windows can reduce air exchange through your windows by 50% and pays for itself in just a couple of years.
Installing solar filming designed to lower energy costs not only reduces your home’s carbon footprint, it also protects your family from the sun’s glare and UV rays and your furniture from fading. Want to learn more about types of Window Tinting and how they can benefit your home and business?
You can read about all of the best Energy Efficient Window Attachments from the US Department of Energy.