The last thing you want after doing arduous yard work, running with the dog, or lying out by the pool is coming inside to a stifling hot house. Summer sure brings the heat in Richmond, Williamsburg, and the Northern Neck. Are you and your HVAC unit ready for it?
A solution for staying cool this summer that you may not have been aware of is climate control window film. While some people think of window film as only a commercial product, Solar Film also provides window tinting services to homeowners across eastern and central Virginia. Most window films are almost clear and virtually undetectable after install, helping to maintain and even enhance your home’s curb appeal. Continue reading to learn how climate control window film can improve the comfort level of your home this summer.
Benefits of Climate Control Window Film
- On average, climate control window film reduces the amount of solar heat entering your space by 50%.
- It lowers the interior temperature of your space by an average of 9 degrees, all other factors equal.
- Your HVAC unit receives less wear and tear when assisted by window film. This extends the life and reduces maintenance costs of your unit.
- Window film clients typically recoup the film and installation costs within three years, thanks to lower energy bills.
- Homeowners who invest in climate control window film enjoy dramatically improved comfort.
How Climate Control Window Film Improves Comfort
Climate control window film improves comfort by helping to maintain a cooler interior temperature. The film reflects solar heat back into the atmosphere, while still allowing natural light to enter your home. Some varieties of window film actually increase your windows’ ability to brighten your space by redirecting sunlight deeper into the room. Window film also improves comfort by reducing glare. Our customers enjoy this feature, because they can now watch TV or use their computer without squinting from the sun’s glare or having to reposition themselves as the sun’s angle changes. Visibility from the inside looking at the view outside also improves with the addition of window film to your home.
Optimal Places to Install Climate Control Window Film
Climate control window film benefits you no matter the positioning of your windows or time of year. In the summer months, it is most effective when installed on east or west facing windows and in rooms with a large number of windows. East and west facing windows receive the most direct sunlight during sunrise and sunset, respectively. The greater the surface area tinted, the more impact it will have on the interior temperature of your space. For every square foot of glass, window films reduce the peak cooling load by 19kwh. Consequently, homeowners with sunrooms remain the absolute best candidates for window tinting. The more windows you have, the greater the benefit you will receive.
Locally owned and operated in Richmond, Virginia for over 35 years, Solar Film provides custom window tinting services to homes and businesses in central Virginia, Williamsburg, and the Northern Neck. We use premium quality 3M™ materials for temperature control, glare reduction, UV protection, privacy, and security window film solutions. As a 3M™ Authorized Dealer and member of the Prestige Dealer Network, we offer many varieties of window film to improve the comfort of your home this summer. Get in touch with us today for a free quote!