How Can Low E Window Film Benefit Your Home?
If you’re looking into adding window film to your home or business, you’ve probably been hearing the term “Low-E” quite a lot. So what is this “Low-E film” and why is it so important? We want to take you through the ins and outs of this new technology so you can be informed during the decision making process of your window film purchase.
What is Low-E Window Film?
Low- E stands for low emissivity window film. Emissivity refers to how much heat energy is allowed to pass through a window, whether coming from the inside or from the outside. When a window or a window film has low-E, this means that a low amount of heat is allowed to pass through the window or film at any time. For your home, this translates to a window film that reflects the heat away from your home in the summer, and in the winter it reflects the heat back into your home coming from your heating unit.
Window glass has a naturally high emissivity, and fairly low insulation properties. Many new windows, however, are built with the type of window film that you can also install on older windows to create a more efficient final product.
Low-E Window Film Benefits
Adding low-E window film to your home will affect your living space in more ways than one. Many people say that a home is only as efficient as the windows are, and by adding low-E film, you can increase your efficiency by up to 90 percent. This will mean less damaging UV rays entering your home, less glare, and better insulation.
Traditional window film is known for reflecting UV rays away from a home during the summer months, but was never particularly helpful during the winter time. Thanks to low-E technology, however, your window film will work to both keep the heat out in the summertime, as well as keep it in during the colder months.
This great product will save you thousands on energy bills each month, and your heating and cooling units will last much longer, saving you maintenance and repair costs over time as well. With up to 60 percent in energy bill savings, window film will actually pay for itself in as little as 2 to 5 years, and then still continue to give you return on the investment.
While this window film will block UV rays by about 99 percent, and reduce glare within your home, many residents still choose to go with clear film. Choosing clear film instead of darker tinted options will allow the most possible natural light to enter your home, which means you won’t lose any of the benefits of sunlight during the process.
To learn more about low-E window film, or to learn about the options for this great product in your home, feel free to send us an email or give us a call. Our experts can help you get started on choosing the right window film to increase the efficiency of your home or business.