Considering replacing your windows to improve energy efficency in your home?
Spend less and get more energy efficiency by installing window film.
The windows in our home offer natural light, beautiful views, and an opening to the outside. They also cost our homes their energy efficiency. In the summer, the sun’s heat enters the home through our windows and in the winter, precious heat escapes through our windows. In fact according to the Department of Energy our windows account for 26% of total heating load in the winter (so 26% of the work our heaters are doing to keep our house warm is from the heat loss from windows) and 32% of the cooling load in the summer.
What can you do? The obvious answer to correcting the problem of inefficient windows is to replace the entire window with ones that have improved energy efficiency. That answer, however, comes with several barriers that many homeowners can’t overcome in a reasonable amount of time. The biggest obstacle to replacing your windows is the expense and many homeowners find it challenging to save up, finance or budget for the often tens of thousands of dollars it takes to replace windows. If a homeowner really wants to maximize the efficiency of their home, they will need to spend even more on high-performance windows.
Some other things to consider with a full-blown window replacement is the disruption to your home during installation which, depending on the number of windows in your home that are being replaced, it could take weeks. Doesn’t sound like fun.
A Cost-Effective Way of Lowering Energy Costs
Let me offer an alternative solution to improving the energy efficiency of your home: install residential window tint. When added to your existing windows, the energy efficiency in both summer and winter are improved significantly and at a fraction of the cost of window replacement.
There are a variety of window films on the market that range in their energy efficiency performance which have differing appearances from one another once installed on the glass. So, when it comes to choosing a window tint that is best for you, there are a few factors to consider. Window films that are high in energy efficiency and are light or colorless will cost more than films that are darker in appearance. The reason for the cost difference is the materials used to make the films. Our professionals will meet with you in your home to compare the different products available and match the performance, style and appearance that suits your preference.
No matter your budget, adding energy-saving window film can help improve your home’s efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs. Plus, enjoy added benefits like glare reduction, eliminate harmful UV light, protection from fading, increased security, added comfort in all areas of your home.
Unlike window replacement, installing window film can usually be completed in 1 day or less with minimal disruption to your daily life. Check out our blog about what to expect at your residential window film installation.
We offer free, in-home consultations at your convenience. Contact us to schedule a time for Jeff, the owner of Colorado Sun Control, to come to your home to show you the different types of films, explain the performance levels and help you choose the best window film for your home and provide you with an estimate. Use the contact form on this page or call us at 719-473-0119.