Almost half of a home’s energy costs to toward heating and cooling, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy. That’s a significant part of your monthly budget. Today, everyone faces the problems of maintaining a certain comfort level in the home and at the same time reducing energy bills; in addition to that, we are supposed to “go green” and reduce our carbon footprint. Whew! That’s a lot of demand being placed upon consumers.
Tinting your windows can be a large part of the solution. Window film helps reduce heat transference through windows and at the same time reduces exposure to harmful UV-rays. We’ve a compiled a few reasons why tinting is a good investment for your home.
Window tint reduces cooling costs up to 50 percent
The wall space of a typical home is about 15 percent window glass. This percentage increases as the demand for natural lighting increases. Unfortunately, glass is a poor shield you from the outside temperature. A lot of your money spent on energy transfers easily through glass doors and windows.
One of the most effective ways to stop this energy loss and reduce the cost of running your a/c in the summer months is through window film. You can reduce the heat gain in your home by about 80 percent, depending on the type of window tinting you choose. This can slash your cooling expense by half. Then, when you switch form cooling to heating, this some window film will help keep your warm air from escaping.
Window film reduces dangerous UV-exposure
Window film does more than reduce the heating/cooling bills in your residence. Window film also can reduce UV-exposure your family faces inside their home. The sunlight brings with it harmful UV-rays. Without proper protection, this can increase the risk of skin cancer. Blocking UV-rays as much as possible is beneficial to everyone since more than 4 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. every year. UV-filtering films are an important safety feature because they can block up to 99 percent of UV light coming into your home.
Window film can earn tax credits
Window tinting can benefit you and your family in many ways, so you will be glad to know you can save on your tinted windows through tax credits. The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created tax savings for energy-saving improvements to your place of residence, including energy-efficient tinting. Simply investing in energy-saving tinting for your home’s windows could get you several hundred dollars in tax benefits. With the savings you realize over time through your energy bills, plus the tax break, you will recoup your initial investment that much faster.
Trust Tristate Sun Control window film for your tinting needs
Smart film is one example of the innovations Tristate Sun Control Window Film brings to the home-window-tinting industry. Smart film can go from opaque to clear at the push of a button. Are you ready for the tax saving, energy-efficient, and UV-filtering advantages of window films for your home? If you want to invest in smart film or one of our other window films, contact Tristate Sun Control Window Film today to discuss your needs.