Many people don’t know that tinting the windows in their homes can reduce energy costs notably in the winter as well as the summer. Some property owners understand the advantages of tinting during the hot summer months when the sun pushes heat levels up until they are barely tolerable. But, the benefits of window filming can last year-round.
UV rays shine down all year
The fact that it reduces the number of UV-rays entering your home is one of the primary benefits of installing sun-blocking window film. With Tristate Sun Control’s architectural house window tinting sheets covering your windows, UV exposure can be reduced by up to 99 percent.
Some people may wonder what are the advantages of this? In the summer, we have to protect ourselves from too much heat exposure; however, being exposed to UV-rays is a year-round risk. UV-rays can fade the coloring of household materials like upholstery or other items. More importantly, it can cause skin cancer, so reducing your exposure is important. Also, if you live in an area that sees a lot of snowfall, then be aware that the stark whiteness of a snow-covered landscape reflects UV-rays back onto your skin, increasing your health risk.
Heat conduction means heat increase
As sunlight streams through your windows, the temperature in your home increases because windows panes are excellent conductors of heat. Unfortunately, during the summer, this can force your air conditioner to work much harder, driving your electric bill higher. But, window tinting can reduce your window’s heat conduction. The tinting sheets block the infrared radiation in sunlight and deters it from heating up the home. This does not hinder the light from coming in, so you can have the benefits of sunlight without the increase in heat.
Convection means heat loss
Blocking heat absorption during the summer is an understandable advantage of window film. But what about the cold months when you want to keep the heat inside. Just as heat-blocking window films tend to keep the outside heat from getting into your home, it also helps keep the heat inside your home, during winter, from getting out.
When convection occurs, heat transfers from a solid substance (glass) and a gaseous substance (air). During the winter, cold air comes into contact with your window. Then because of the process of convection, heat inside your home is transferred through the glass to the outside. As a result, your heating costs are increased.
Window film helps to reduce this effect as it adds a layer of insulation to the window. The result is more heat staying in the house instead of transferring to the outside.
All season window tinting to prevent heat gain and loss
Tristate Sun Control has your needs covered with our architectural window film products if you want all season window tinting. House window tinting is a great way to mitigate your inside temperature without increasing your energy bills. To learn more about having your windows covered to avoid these common problems, contact one of our dealers.