It’s only spring, and temperatures have already begun to reach the upper 70s and 80s. Pretty soon, the thermometer reading will climb north of 90°. While we may anticipate the outdoor fun that summer brings, staying cool and comfortable indoors when it’s hot can be challenging and expensive. The more our air conditioners run, the higher our utility bills rise. Fortunately, solar window film can help reduce air conditioning costs with its heat-reflecting properties.
How Does Solar Window Film Work?
Solar window film is a special type of window film manufactured using nanotechnology. Its multiple micro-thin layers of film reduce the harsh heat, damaging UV rays, and side effects of the sun like glare and fading. Solar window film reflects solar heat and significantly reduces the percentage of UV rays that enter through windows.
3M Prestige Series Sun Control Window Films, for example, are non-metalized solar window films that reject up to 97% of infrared light. Yet Prestige Series films work without blocking healthy light or interfering with the look of windows. The film provides low interior and exterior reflectivity that enhances window views from inside the home while subtly enhancing the look of windows from the outside.
Energy Savings from Window Film
Solar window film can block 60% of the heat that normally penetrates the glass. Because less heat enters your home, your air conditioning unit doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature. The film also insulates windows to help hold in the cool air generated by your HVAC unit. This also helps to reduce hot spots around windows in the summer.
The result is a home that’s more comfortable throughout and lower energy bills because less heat enters your home in the first place. Not to mention, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard. This improved efficiency translates to less wear and tear and fewer expensive repair bills.
Applications for Solar Window Film
Solar or sun control window film is perfect for windows throughout your home. It works great on skylights, patio and other glass doors, and sunrooms. It’s available in a wide variety of styles and tints, and it provides excellent UV protection and glare reduction. You also have the option of incorporating features that enhance safety and security, improve privacy, and more.
3M Prestige Series Sun Control Window Films are very durable and designed to last. That’s why the film is backed by a limited lifetime warranty when professionally installed by a 3M Authorized Dealer like General Solar Company. Contact us for a quote or if you’d like to learn more.
General Solar Company remains one of the most highly regarded window film companies in the Washington DC area since 1969. In that time, we have built a reputation for professionalism, integrity, and exceptional service. We serve clients in Washington DC, Montgomery County, Rockville and Bethesda, Maryland, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment for a free estimate, give us a call today at 301-231-9500 or contact us using this form.