Can Home Window Films Help Save You Money On Cooling Your House?
Have you noticed the size of your utility bills lately? The warm Summer weather is something many of us look forward to all year long, but it can also bring higher energy bills as we use our air conditioning to keep our home cooler and comfortable. With that in mind, we wanted to share some ways that home window films can help save you on home energy costs this Summer season and beyond.
We discuss how window film can reduce the load on your air conditioning system which saves you money on utility bills and also on HVAC system maintenance.
The first thing we want to explain is how home window films work to reduce the load on your air conditioning system. The simple explanation is that window film installed on your existing windows reduces the amount of the sun’s heat coming into your home by passing through the glass.
On a hot Summer day, this excessive heat pass through might have your air conditioning system struggling to keep up with the demand and keep your home’s interior comfortable.
Unfortunately, this demand for air conditioning is also happening all throughout your area at the same time. This spike in demand for energy allows the utility company to charge a premium on the energy you use during this peak period.
Now, the good news. Home window film is very effective at reducing the heat making its way into your home through the windows through absorption or reflection.
By stopping a great deal of the heat at the glass, your air conditioning will not having to work as hard to keep your home comfortable. By the HVAC not having to work as hard, you will not use as much energy
In addition, as a result of reducing the heat entering the home, the home’s air conditioning system will not need to run constantly to keep up with demand. As mentioned, this not only saves you money on energy costs, but will also save you system maintenance costs from excessive wear and tear. The air conditioning unit consists of numerous components that each have an effective service life.
The longer, and harder, a unit is forced to run, the faster these parts wear out and need replacing. Furthermore, as parts degrade they often do not work as efficiently as they did when new. The resulting system inefficiency translates into higher energy usage to get the same results in home cooling.
Our hope is that this brief article shed some light on how home window films can help save on home energy costs and system maintenance this Summer and for many years to come. If you would like more information about home window films and how they can be implemented into your house, click HERE.