Summer is here! The warm Summer weather is something many of us look forward to all year long, but it also brings higher energy bills as we use our air conditioning to keep our home cooler and comfortable. With that in mind, we wanted to share some ways that home window tint can help save you on home energy costs and keep you cool and comfortable this Summer season. This article discusses how home window film can reduce the load on your air conditioning system which saves you money on utility bills and also HVAC system maintenance.
First, we want to explain is how home window films work to reduce the load on your air conditioning system. The simple explanation is that window film installed as a retrofit to your existing house windows reduces the amount of the sun’s heat coming into your home through the glass. On a hot Summer day, you air conditioning system might be struggling just to keep up with the demand to keep your home comfortable. Unfortunately, this demand for air conditioning is also happening all throughout your area at the same time. This spike in demand for energy allows the utility company to charge a premium on the energy being used during this period. Now, the good news. Home window film is very effective reducing the heat making its way into your home through the windows on those hot Summer days. By reducing the heat coming through the glass, your air conditioning will not need to work as hard, and use as much energy, to keep your home cool and comfortable.
In addition to money saving on utility bills, you actually can save money in another way. As a result of reducing the heat entering the home, the home’s air conditioning system will not need to run constantly to keep up with demand. So, as a result of your system not working as hard, window film can save you on system maintenance costs from wear and tear. The air conditioning unit consists of numerous components that each have an effective service life. The longer, and harder, a unit is forced to run, the faster these parts wear out and need replacing. Furthermore, as parts degrade they often do not work as efficiently as they did when new. The resulting system inefficiency translates into more energy being needed to get the same results in home cooling.
So, bring the warmer temperatures on! Our hope is that this brief article helps shed some light on how home window tint can help save on home energy costs and air conditioning system maintenance this Summer and for many years to come. If you would like more information about home window tint, 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.