You’ve probably heard about the benefits of energy efficient windows and maybe even thought of installing more efficient windows in your own home. But you may not have heard that another way to increase the efficiency of your windows is to install residential window films. With window film or all new windows, you’ll experience many of the same advantages. Here, we’ve outlined the top four.
1. Energy Cost Savings
The average home wastes about $760 on energy every year.
A large part of this wasted money can be blamed on energy lost through windows, because glass is a very poor insulator in comparison to the average home’s walls. Energy saving window film reduces the amount of solar heat being transferred through windows by as much as 78%. In return, the average homeowner ends up with reduced cooling costs.
So, just how much could you save? Use our Window Film Energy Savings Calculator to see how much lower your energy bills could be.
2. Increased Comfort
Is there a spot in your house where your pets sunbathe in the light and heat? Or maybe you don’t use certain areas of the house during different times of the day because it simply gets too hot or too cold?
With residential window film, you’ll notice that these extreme hot or cold spots are neutralized and your home temperature becomes more comfortable overall. Your more energy efficient windows reduce the amount of solar heat coming into your home, helping to eliminate hot spots caused by sunlight.
3. Glare Reduction
In addition to heat, we have also become accustomed to dealing with glare from the sunlight streaming in our windows. With residential window films, you no longer have to choose between blocking glare and blocking natural light.
Window film selectively reflects or absorbs certain wavelengths of light, effectively reducing glare while preserving the ability to let natural light in.
4. Protection Against Fading
Have you ever moved the couch to clean and noticed the rug underneath is much brighter – and that the remaining, exposed area has faded? We put a lot of thought and care into creating the spaces we live in, so it’s natural to want to preserve them.
Window films that use UV blocking technology actually shield some of the ultraviolet light that is so detrimental to your décor. So your more energy efficient windows will not only help save on home heating and cooling bills, but will also save you money by extending the life of your furnishings.
Have you thought about installing window films in your home to make them more energy efficient? Check out what a few homeowners had to say about their window film experience.