There are many different ways you can make your home a bit more energy efficient. You can install a new air conditioning system, add solar panels to your roof, or install a small backyard wind turbine. These are all excellent options, but there are a few simpler ways to take action. They might not take as long to set up, but they can definitely improve your energy bills.
3M Sun Control Window Film
One way to improve the energy efficiency of your dwelling is by using window film. When window film is placed correctly, the cost of your cooling can drop down by a third. That’s a huge amount for many of us, especially those who live in warmer climates and require constant use of the air conditioner.
Energy Consumption Study
A study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that about a quarter of the energy used in Florida is for air conditioning. As such, window film can make a huge difference in the price, you pay for your utility company. Some films can block 75 to 80% of the sun’s rays, which lets your air conditioner work a lot less. That leads to the possibility to drop your energy bill by up to 30%.
All About Window Tints
The truth of the matter is that window tinting, like 3M Sun Control window film, is a low-maintenance, passive option for energy-saving. However, the product is far from low tech. Each film has anywhere from six to 14 layers which are treated chemically. The end result is only 1 ½ thousandths of an inch thick.
History of Tinting
When window tinting started, it was a luxury item used on vehicles in the 1970s. It then moved on to be used on buildings, such as skyscrapers. It wasn’t until the 1980s when the idea really took off with people adding window film to their vehicles to keep them cooler and avoid glare. It then moved into homes where it is now an excellent way to offer energy efficiency. It saves energy but can also help avoid sunlight fading of furniture and décor. Many window films keep out up to 99% of harmful rays from the sun.
Save Money on Energy Bills
At Advanced Window Tinting in Jacksonville, FL, we provide window tinting for homes, vehicles, and businesses. To learn more about your options, you can contact us by phone at 904-262-9919.