How to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency This Summer

In Window Film Benefits, Window Film Products by xponent21

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Many people look forward to the summer season because it brings more quality time with the family, backyard barbeques, beach vacations, and a general sense of leisure. But as we know, the pleasant warm weather of May and June inevitably gives way to the stifling, sticky heat of July and August. If you are dreading the exorbitant utility bills that result from trying to keep your home or office space cool and comfortable through the dog days of summer, then window film may be a savvy investment as summer 2018 approaches.

Window films increase energy efficiency, resulting in savings

Window film is a transparent adhesive layer that is applied to your existing windows to prevent the sun’s heat from passing through the glass and into your home or office. The great thing about window film is that it provides this heat rejection benefit without any impact on the clarity of your windows. So unlike in the case of blinds and drapes, with window film your view won’t be compromised.

Some of the best window film products for energy efficiency on the market today are 3M’s Sun Control Windows Films. These films can reduce incoming heat from the sun up to 66%. By blocking the sun’s heat, sun control window films not only maintain a more comfortable environment for the people inhabiting the space, but also decrease the run time for air conditioning units or central air. This in turn provides major cost savings in two important ways: 1) by cutting down on the total amount of energy used, you save money on your monthly utility bill, and 2) by reducing A/C demand, you save money by extending the life of your HVAC system.

Window films also conserve energy in the winter

With 3M Sun Control Window Films, your energy savings is not confined to the summer months; you’ll also increase your building’s energy efficiency during the winter by insulating your windows from the cold outdoors. In fact, the insulation impact of window film is comparable to that of adding another pane of glass to your windows – and much cheaper to accomplish. With window film, you’ll experience the comfort of a consistent indoor temperature year-round.

Additional benefits of sun control window film

Energy efficiency isn’t the only benefit of sun control window film that you’ll enjoy. By blocking incoming heat and UV rays from the sun, window films extend the life of furniture, carpets, hardwood floors and artwork by reducing fading. Window films also cut glare and reduce eye discomfort that can result from the sun’s bright light.

Window film – a smart investment this summer

Based on an Energy Analysis completed by CONSOL Energy, energy savings from window films applied in homes and offices result in potential paybacks in less than 3 years. By investing in window film for your home or office you will conserve energy, save money, stay comfortable, and enjoy the view. What more could you want from your windows?


Doyle Window Tinting is the largest 3M window film dealer in the Delaware Valley. We are proud to provide our clients in the residential, commercial and government markets with window film products that meet their needs and exceed their expectations. To learn more about how window film can increase the energy efficiency of your home or office, or to schedule an appointment for a free estimate, give us a call today or get in touch using our contact form.

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