As winter approaches, most of us are searching for whatever ways we can to save on energy costs. Homeowners have always looked for ways to save money. After all, homeownership has always been a fairly expensive proposition. Many people know that replacing windows can be a great way to reduce energy costs, but applying window film can be another great way to save on heating costs for winter!
The simple answer? Window film can be significantly cheaper than replacing entire windows. If you’ve weighed the pros and cons, and want to save on heating costs, but aren’t ready to replace all of your windows, applying film is a viable alternative. Window film helps reflect heat, insulate the room, and still retains natural lighting.
Film works to reflect heat back throughout the room. This eliminates cold spots, and helps maintain an even temperature. This prevents you from feeling a draft while near the window, and also limits the amount of energy your system will use creating new heat!
You may install a window film for the winter, but you’ll quickly find the energy savings continue all year long. After all, you don’t want your cool air escaping from your home in the summer any more than you want heat escaping in winter.
Adding a layer of window film adds an additional layer of insulation to your window panes, preventing further heat from escaping through cracks in the window. Essentially, adding window film is the equivalent of adding another pane to the window. So a double-pane window with a layer of film is the equivalent of a triple pane window. Yet, even with the added insulation, the window itself stays the same size. There’s no need to redo other part of the house to accommodate the window film.
Many window treatments, no matter the purpose, have the secondary effect of obscuring light entering the room. Particularly in the case of insulation film, you don’t want to obscure light. Winter can be gloomy enough as is! Avoid treatments that remove natural light. Choose a window film which retains the window’s natural level of transparency. With the proper film, you can have the warmth of the insulation with the sunlight.
There are a variety of types of window films which can be applied to your home or business. Worried about germs? Consider Contact Anti-Microbial film to keep your home and workspace healthy. Worried about protecting your home and preventing break-ins? You can install a safety and security film to prevent invasion. Looking for beautiful, decorative windows, but don’t want to commission custom stained-glass? Consider installing an artistic window film. Films come for a variety reasons in a variety of options, and all of them can save costs compared to their alternatives.
For any of your windows film needs, reach out to Solar X. We specialize in all manner of films, both residential and commercial. Our qualified team has a long history of satisfying customers with our services!