Window film improves glazed windows ability to conserve energy. Glazed windows can be responsible for a major part of a home’s energy loss.
One of the most effective ways to save energy is to use high-performance glazing to include window film. One of the best ways to do this is to control the solar heat gain radiating through your windows from the sun. Controlling solar gain is to allow it in during cold months and keep it out during the heat of summer. Consider walking into a room, and discovering it was a bit too warm. Drawing the window coverings to control that heat seems like an effortless solution, is preferable to turning down the air conditioner to “kick it on.” This simple action could be an important clue for how you as a homeowner can gain a greater degree of control over your home’s energy costs, your comfort.
Without window film, consistently warm states, send money right out the window every day. Window film keeps heat out and allows your home to retain cool air produced by the air conditioning unit. The result is that the cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard, and that saves money. Maintaining a home’s internal temperature reduces energy usage, and provides a more comfortable environment during the day.
Roughly one third of an average building’s cooling load is due to Solar Heat gain through windows, according to the Building Energy Databook, an annual report of data averages published by the U.S. Department of Energy. In warm climates, solar gain through windows can increase the usage of air conditioning systems, therefore, increasing the cost for cooling. One of the best ways to lessen heat gain from the sun is to install window film. This resolution is particularly useful for southern regions.
Reflective films applied to the inside of the window are relatively effective in reducing heat gain and also protects interior finishes from harmful UV rays.
If your home experiences intense solar gain, a dual reflective film such as Panorama Slate 10 can lower cooling costs. It is recommended to check with the window manufacturer to ensure that a specific application of window film to glass is suitable.
Reflective films can increase thermal stress and may damage windows if used improperly.High performance Solar Gard window film was included in this program because it improves energy efficiency and offers significant related benefits. Installation of Solar Gard window film is included under the Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program, which was designed to help public entities lower their energy consumption. Solar Gard window film can be sized to fit any glass door or window, making it an essential measure for government buildings which are often historic and frequently characterized by oversized windows. Now, all public organizations that have committed to reducing their carbon footprint can easily and cost-effectively fit Solar Gard window film into an overall strategy to reduce CO2 emissions.
On November 1st, President Bill Clinton announced two new partnerships to make green products more affordable and accessible to city governments and consumers across the United States. In response to growing demand, Clinton Climate Initiative will extend its programs and purchasing consortium, which offers lower-cost green products from 25 manufacturers, to 1,100 cities in the US Conference of Mayors.
Window film is one of the fastest payback of any building product you can put in a house or building. Window film can reduce up to two thirds of the heat load of your air conditioner, thus cutting down on the run time, the amount of heat that has to be overcome, reduces utility bills and adds years to the life of your air conditioner. Love the light you live in. For a free estimate Call Muskegon Window Tinting / Greater Michigan Glass Coating and Tinting today  788-5000.