You know the old saying of “The only thing certain is death and taxes.”? Well, you can also probably add increasing utility bills to that statement. However, you can fight back by integrating some intelligent home retrofits to improve energy efficiency in your house. It seems like one retrofit that is being discussed these days is the use of a home window film on your existing windows. Not only is this option more cost effective than window replacement, it is also much less disruptive to your home. This article summarizes what several prominent sources are saying about home window films that we wanted to share with you.
What Others Are Saying About How Home Window Films Improve Energy Efficiency
- Angie’s List – Applied to the interior windows, solar film keeps ultraviolet light away from the interior of the home and improves your home’s energy efficiency — that controls the temperature year-round. It also minimizes fading of flooring and furnishings…window film can improve the efficiency of any window, including those with low-E glass.
- U.S. Department of Energy – Window films… can be useful for homeowners who don’t want to block views with other window treatments, but who have issues with glare and solar heat gain. They can also be a good choice on windows that are difficult to fit with other window treatments, or in places where artwork, furniture, or carpeting could be faded by UV exposure.
- Energy Central – There are several reasons for window film’s effectiveness as an energy efficient tool. For example, it reduces solar heat gain, while letting in natural light without harsh glare and UV exposure; therefore, it reduces air conditioning costs and lighting bills.
- Home Energy Magazine – In the hot summer months, the window tint would prevent ultraviolet (UV) light from penetrating into his home causing the floors, walls, and furniture to heat up and drive up the interior temperature decreasing energy efficiency.
If you would like more information about these innovative home window films and how they can be retrofitted onto your home’s existing windows to improve energy efficiency, please click HERE. If you have questions about how window film can be implemented into your house, contact one of our Window Film Pros for answers to your questions and to schedule a free, no obligation on-site consultation and estimate.