Saving money, creating an inviting workspace, and preserving furnishings: three great reasons why more and more commercial customers are choosing 3M window film. We are thrilled to see 3M continue to innovate, and their new Thinsulate window film continues that tradition. Why is 3M Thinsulate window film the perfect solution for business owners? Let’s see.
3M Thinsulate Window Film: Create a Comfortable Climate
3M Thinsulate window film is definitely a wise choice for climate control. Keeping the workspace comfortable for both workers and clients is a must. After all, the environment of your office can have a dramatic effect on workplace performance. In fact, a joint study by the Helsinki University of Technology and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory noted that indoor climate can affect “several human responses, including thermal comfort, perceived air quality, sick building syndrome symptoms and performance at work.” The study further concluded that employing cost-saving measures, like window film, can have a cost-benefit and “may often exceed costs by a factor of 10 or more.” It makes sense, then, that window film would be a part of any attempt to create a better workspace.
3M Thinsulate Window Film helps to create a better works environment by keeping the warmth in during winter months and air-conditioned air during the summer. This keeps the weather outside where it belongs, no matter the season. Plus, It helps eliminate hot and cold spots in your building, allowing you to control the climate, a benefit all can appreciate.
3M Thinsulate Window Film: Energy Efficient
By some estimates, almost 35% of heating and cooling in commercial buildings is due to windows. That’s an astonishingly high amount, literally over 1/3! With 3M Thinsulate window film, you can now manage your energy costs. The money that can be saved by having professionally installed window film is worth it. It’s a fraction of the cost compared to replacing your windows.
3M Thinsulate window film is considered a low emissivity or “Low E” window film. What is that, you may wonder? Let’s have 3M explain:
“3M Low E Films work much in the same way as the sun control films except that they offer an increased performance against cold weather heat loss. The patented construction of these films enables the metal coating to reflect more of the interior room heat back into the room where it is needed. This improves personal comfort by reducing cold spots near windows and can help save on fuel costs, especially in commercial buildings.“
In other words, the film helps you keep your space toasty in the winter, improving the overall comfort level and saving you money. What business owner does want that?
3M Thinsulate Window Film: Maintain Appearance
3M Thinsulate window film has another benefit for commercial business owners and property managers. This nearly invisible film offers both fade protection and energy efficiency without dramatically changing your the appearance of your windows. It has been used on historically registered buildings to achieve this exact effect. Here’s a case in point: The historic Minnesota Governor’s residence. 3M shares this report:
“The Governor’s Residence is a stately two-story Tudor-style mansion that encompasses more than 16,000 square feet, including nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and nine fireplaces. Built in 1912, it has served as home to 10 Minnesota governors. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, requiring any renovations to be approved by a 19-member council charged with preserving the look and feel of the building.
Nevertheless, a recent state law mandating greater energy efficiency in government-owned buildings presented an interesting challenge. The residence is equipped with old, single-pane windows that are inefficient at keeping out cold air or blocking ultraviolet rays that can harm the building’s many historical artifacts. The staff searched for ways to reduce their energy consumption while preserving the building’s original architecture.”
The staff eventually decided to proceed with a professional installation of 3M Thinsulate window film. The results were astonishing!
Are you a commercial business owner or commercial property manager interested in the multiple benefits of 3M Thinsulate window film? We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Start here.