Window Film: The Solution to Saving Power
The International Window Film Association (IWFA) recently wrote an article discussing some serious benefits of residential window film. We often talk about window film on a personal level, in regards to how much you can save as a homeowner on your energy costs, or how it can save your place of business energy as well. But when you put together thousands of homes and businesses saving money with window film products, we can actually find a great solution to a much bigger problem.
California recently added a section to their building codes to include a higher level of energy efficient windows for new builds. However, there are still nearly 9 million homes that were built prior to this regulation, which means less efficient windows and homes, and more energy usage.
The IWFA reports that if just 10 percent of these homes had professionally installed window film, the energy savings would add up to the amount of power that three power plants could produce annually. In an energy market where demand is now consistently exceeding the amount of energy we can produce, this kind of savings can make a significant difference.
When an energy provider cannot provide enough energy to meet their demands, the result is turning to outside sources to bridge the gap, and in turn lower quality as a whole. Installing window film will not only help you, as a homeowner, but can also make a big difference for the energy usage in our country as a whole.
What Window Film Can Do For You
If you have outdated windows, you have probably noticed how easily air can pass through them year-round. Replacement windows can be a huge expense, and they often never pay for themselves. Window film, on the other hand, can save you up to 60 percent in energy costs, and with these savings, it pays for itself in as little as 2-5 years.
You’ll also benefit from a considerably higher UV ray protection level than your current windows. This means less sun damage on your floors, walls, and furniture. When you put this together with the lowered energy that you’ll need to heat and cool your home, window film is a fantastic investment for most homeowners.
If you would like to learn more about getting window film professionally installed on your home, give us a call or send an email today. Let our experts show you the great benefits of adding this product to your home, and give you estimate to get started. You’ll be taking a great step to reduce the amount of energy your household uses!