With the intense Atlanta summer heat, homeowners and business owners alike are searching for ways to economically and efficiently cool down. Energy costs are on the rise, and people are looking for ways to lower their energy bills. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average home wastes $63 per month on energy, which adds up to $760 every year! On average, 15% of a home’s wall space is made up of glass, which is actually a very poor insulator.
A proven method to reducing energy use in your home involves properly insulating your home against heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. According to the Georgia Energy Commission, as much as 40% of your home’s cooling requirements are due to solar energy entering through glass. Even a small amount of glass can result in overheating and increased air conditioning costs.
A great way to keep your home cool this summer is to invest in window films. The new breed of energy efficient window film is virtually clear, colorless, and heat blocking. In addition to keeping your home cool, window films are now able to block up to 99.9% of the UV rays that come into your home or business and cause damage and harm to your skin and to furniture. Window films will help you to cut costs as well because you won’t have to replace furniture or other items that may fade more quickly with the harmful or damaging UV rays.
Here are some reasons that residential window films will benefit you this Summer:
- Reduce heating and cooling costs
- Increase comfort
- Reduce glare on televisions and computer screens
- Create privacy
- Virtually clear
- Filter out 99% of the UV rays
- IR Rejection
- Manufacturer backed warranty
Overall, there are many benefits to installing window films on the windows in your home or office. Not only will energy efficiency help you to cut costs and save money, but also it is much better for the environment. Installing window films is an easy and relatively affordable way to go Green, and with the money you will save on your bills, they will pay for themselves in no time.
Here at All Pro Window Tinting, we specialize in window tinting and window films for offices, homes, and also automobiles. If you are interested in energy efficient window films or window tinting, have a look at our website or contact us for more information on how window films might benefit you.