During the summer, residential window tinting can help keep a home cool and comfortable by blocking up to 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays 80% of its heat. This can also help make a big impact on those lofty energy costs. But how do tinted windows help minimize energy costs when winter rolls around?
Winter Window Tinting Wonderland
Most homeowners spend about 60% of their total energy bill on heating and cooling. Reducing heating and cooling costs by even a little can make a pretty big impact.
“High utility bills are a clear indication that a home is rapidly losing heat,” said Bob Merrill, JELD-WEN executive vice president of sales and marketing. And your windows are probably the culprit, accounting for 25-40% of the average home’s annual heating and cooling costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Residential window tinting can help.
While tinted windows help minimize heat gain in the summer, they can also help minimize heat loss in the winter. In fact, residential window tinting can cut energy costs by up to 15% by stopping as much as 50% of radiant heat transfer and directing that heat back into the home. Tinting is a great way to keep that heat you pay money for inside.
“Energy-efficient window films essentially add a low-E coating to regular glass,” says Pete Baldine, chief development officer for Moran Industries of Midlothian, Ill., a company that produces window films.
Window tinting is the most cost effective way to improve the energy efficiency of your windows and thus your entire home.
According to The Old Farmer’s Alamanc, “winter will be colder and snowier than normal” here in Maryland, with the coldest periods in January, late December, mid-February, and early March. The snowiest periods, meanwhile, will be in mid- and late December, early to mid-January, and late March. Is your home ready? Winter is coming.
Commercial and Residential Window Tinting in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC
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If you have any questions about residential window tinting, please call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. We also offer custom corporate logos and graphics for glass windows, walls and doors, and are an authorized dealer of SOLYX® films.