Homeowners looking for ways to save money on energy bills may not be aware that window tint is an affordable option that makes a huge impact.
The actual numbers equating to energy savings is very unique to each home, but most homeowners that have window tinting installed see a return on their investment in about 3-5 years. Variables that determine the effectiveness of window film are the size of the windows, the window orientation, the climate, and whether there are other interior insulating attachments.
Windows Are Very Inefficient
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.https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/energy-efficient-window-attachments
Those that are looking to improve their home’s energy efficiency are probably very keen to the fact that their windows are a source of cold in the winter and heat in the summer and something needs to be done to make them more efficient. One way to reduce electricity usage is to make your windows more efficient.
With all the advancements in glass technology and window efficiency, window replacement is an option, but that comes with a large price tag. Professionally installed window film may be a more affordable option that results in comparable energy savings year round.
How Window Film Is Energy Saving
Lower energy costs — saving homeowners up to 39% on cooling costs and providing annual energy savings from 5%-15% in commercial buildings.https://northamerica.llumar.com/window-film-blog/general/llumar-window-film-appreciates-national-window-film-day
A Layer of Insulation: Applying virtually invisible solar control window film adds a layer of insulation to the glass. Typical window glass has no insulating properties. But adding window film allows the glass to reflect heat. It reflects the radiant heat in the winter back into your home keeping it from being lost through the glass. The layer of window film can improve your window’s insulating properties by 92%. This helps cut your gas and electric bill because your furnace doesn’t have to work quite as hard to keep it warm. When you bundle window film with other energy saving upgrades to your home, like sealing air leads, insulating water heaters and pipes, etc. it can make a big impact on your home’s demand for energy.
Reflect Heat: Alternatively, in the summer, window film reflects the sun’s heat helping to reduce the heat gain from your glass. Again, glass alone has no insulating properties so the sun’s rays (and heat) in the summer pass right through the glass. Window film reflects and absorbs some of that heat gain, up to 60%. The benefit is cooler rooms, a more even temperature throughout your home and a cooling system that doesn’t have to work as hard to battle the heat gain – saving you money on energy and extending the life of your cooling system.
Contact Us For An Estimate
Colorado Sun Control offers free in-home estimates to discuss your specific needs and concerns, show you different window film options and explain their energy performance. See what you can expect at a visit. We can offer you recommendations and provide a price estimate. Part of what sets us apart from our competitors is that our professional installers have over 50 years combined experience and we guarantee your satisfaction. Our films come with a limited lifetime warranty and unlimited peace of mind. Contact us today! 719-473-0119