These days, an energy efficient home or commercial building helps you go green in two ways: it’s better for the environment, and it’s better for your wallet. The energy savings can help you avoid costly heating and AC costs, and solar control window films can even help you avoid replacing windows altogether. Plus, your home or building becomes more energy efficient and less wasteful.
Adding a professionally installed window film to your home or business facility will give you energy and cost savings that can have a real impact, and today we’re going to talk about how they work and what they can do for you.
How Solar Control Window Films Conserve Energy
You might be imagining that window films reduce heat simply by tinting windows a dark color, but that’s not actually how it works. Solar control film actually decreases a building’s heat gain through various technologies embedded in the film that absorb or deflect solar radiation.
When this solar radiation hits an untreated window, some is reflected off, but most penetrates the window and enters the internal space. A professionally-installed window film works when the film technology reflects or absorbs more of that radiation, keeping it out of your space and maintaining a more temperature-controlled interior.
This results in a number of benefits to you and your building:
- Better Energy Efficiency – Depending on your structure, your existing windows may be letting as much as 90% of the solar energy into your space. Solar control window films can cut that number down to 25%!
- Easy Upgrade to Existing Windows – If you’ve ever looked at having your windows replaced, you probably got a headache just looking at the cost estimates. In addition, this process can be very disruptive to a home or commercial space. But adding a professionally installed window film to your home or office can give you the energy savings of installing new windows without the cost and expense of having them replaced.
- Less Waste – If you were to replace all those windows, not only would it be expensive, but you’d also be putting all that wood, metal, and glass into a landfill. A film means you can add ten years to the life of your windows, reducing your cost and the total waste you produce.
- Potential Tax Credits – Because state governments recognize the benefits of window films, you may be eligible for a tax credit if you install a window film on your facility. You’ll want to check the regulations where you live, and be sure to check at the state and local level to see if there are any rebates available.
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We hope that this article provided some useful information about how solar control window films can have you seeing green. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a free, no obligation consultation at your home or commercial space, contact us by calling (504) 708-2209 or fill out a form here. We would be glad to explain these innovative and functional window films available and help you get exactly the right film to fit your needs.