You know the old saying of “The only thing certain is death and taxes.”? Well, in all likelihood you can also probably add increasing utility bills to that statement. You can fight back by integrating intelligent home retrofits designed for improving energy efficiency in your house. It seems like one retrofit that is often being discussed these days is the use of a home window film on your existing windows.
Not only is a window film option more cost effective than window replacement, it is also much less disruptive to your home. It’s one thing for us to say these positive things about window films, but 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 Home Window Films Improving Energy Efficiency
- Angie’s List – This article starts by saying “For the room in your house that’s too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter, applying solar window tint can often bring immediate results.” Applied to the interior windows, solar window 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 – This article starts by stating that “About 30% of a home’s heating energy is lost through windows. In cooling seasons, about 76% of sunlight that falls on standard double-pane windows enters to become heat.” 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.
- 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. The article also states that certain window films would not only keep the UV light out, but in the winter months the window tint prevented the heat from leaving a home too.
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.