Did you know that an investment in commercial window tinting can pay off many times over in energy savings? This is because a large amount of the heat that’s lost in commercial buildings is caused by the leakage of heated air through windows.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as much as 30% of the total heating load in commercial buildings is lost through windows. To solve the problem, the DOE recommends two broad solutions: replace windows, which can be very expensive, or update existing windows to improve efficiency.
Window tinting is one of the most simple and affordable solutions for improving the efficiency of existing windows in commercial buildings, including office buildings, hospitals, schools, hotels, and other facilities. It can also provide a significant ROI in a fairly short time period.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, window tinting is a top-tier energy conservation technology that pays for itself in approximately three years. Payback time depends on several factors, including the film selected, the surface area of glass treated, and the efficiency of the heating system, among other variables.
In addition to providing a fast ROI, commercial window tinting is an ideal solution for office buildings, hospitals, schools, hotels, and other business facilities because while it provides energy savings, it doesn’t obstruct views like blinds or curtains. Additionally, it allows plenty of natural light to filter into your space which brightens your building’s interior.
How Commercial Window Tinting Works
Window tinting works by rejecting solar heat, in addition to reducing incoming ultraviolet light. It also provides an extra layer of insulation to hold warmth produced by heaters inside. Furthermore, it reduces cold spots in the winter and hot spots in the warmer months around windows and doors, minimizing the strain on your heating and cooling systems while also improving occupant comfort.
7 Additional Benefits of Commercial Window Tinting
While energy savings is often the primary reason many building owners and managers choose window tinting, it also provides many other benefits that address specific problems in the workplace. Here are seven of these benefits:
- Improved Tenant Comfort
- Increased Employee Productivity
- Enhanced Building Aesthetics
- Upgraded UV & Fade Protection
- Maximized HVAC Lifespan
- Reduced Glare
- Heightened Safety and Security
Learn More About Commercial Window Tinting
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