Did you know that, according to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Upgrade Manual in the United States, “during the heating season, in a typical 24-hour period more heat escapes through windows than comes in from the Sun.” What do they recommend as a solution? “Window films can help reduce this costly heat loss by reflecting indoor radiant heat back into the room”, the manual states.
And what about during months that require air conditioning? The manual states: “During the cooling season, even when drapes and blinds are closed, much of the Sun’s heat passes through the glass into the room. Window films can address this problem by reducing solar heat gain at the window. “With a thin, virtually invisible addition to your existing windows, residential window tinting can help you save up to 50% on cooling costs without replacing your windows. The films are designed to block UV and heat rays while letting visible light in.”
Instead of replacing your windows, installing window film is a cost-effective way to save energy and money. As the manual continues, “Window films save energy by generally improving the balance of heating and cooling systems and by allowing HVAC downsizing.” This is good news for home and business owners alike. You can read more about the EPA’s perspective in the manual, section 7 entitled “Reducing Supplemental Loads”. The updated manual is embedded below.
Window film can deliver up to 7 times the energy-saving benefits per dollar spent, compared with installing a complete set of replacement windows. That fact alone makes it a very wise investment.
If you’re concerned about the environment, you’re probably not just concerned about the energy you’ll save by installing window film. Did you know that window film is also good for you and good for the environment? Think about it: the environmental impact of removing your old windows, properly disposing of them, and replacing them with a complete set of newly manufactured ones is quite high. Not to mention the time and energy involved to research, find and purchase them.
With 3M window film, your environmental impact is greatly reduced and you don’t have to worry about a long and intrusive window replacement project. That’s a win-win for you and the environment!
Want to know more about the benefits of window film and tinting?:
➽ Window Tint: Cost-Effective and Energy Efficient
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➽ NSF Program: Student’s Guide to Sun safety
➽ Fall and winter energy saving tips
➽ Save Two Birds with One Film
➽ Fraternity chapter house to install energy-saving window films
➽ Window films cool down Rec Center, Glass Pavilion
➽ VIDEO: Window Film and Energy Efficient Buildings
➽ Report: Window Film Most Cost-Effective Energy Saving Measure for Florida Residents
➽ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Cuts Energy Costs and Preserves Exhibits with 3M Window Film
Residential window film helps to reduce heat and reduce glare making your home more comfortable. Along with those added benefits you save on energy and block UV rays making your home more efficient and safer.