Summer is quickly coming to an end. Fall is right around the corner, which means winter will be here before you know it. The weather has already noticeably shifted here in Maryland. The days are growing shorter and the temperature is already much chillier. Before you know it, you will be running to the thermostat to turn on your furnace and escape the cold. But before that time comes, it is important to make sure your home is as energy efficient as possible. Otherwise, you may find yourself staring at some alarmingly-high utility bills this winter.
“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.
Residential Window Tinting is the Answer
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), windows account for 25-40% of your annual heating and cooling costs. Yikes! Older, inefficient windows tend to be drafty, letting cold air in and allowing warm air to escape. As a result, your heating system has to work harder to maintain your temperature settings, driving your utility bills through the roof. One sure way to save money is to improve the energy efficiency of your windows. So you have several options.
- Invest in expensive replacement windows, which could set you back more than $500 per window.
- Utilize that ugly plastic wrap to seal your windows during the winter months.
- Look into Residential Window Tinting.
One of the primary benefits to tinting your windows is that it minimizes heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer, which saves you money. Window tinting helps insulate your windows, direct radiant heat back into your home, and minimize drafts, greatly improving energy efficiency and lowering your utility bills. In fact, residential window tinting can cut energy costs by as much as 15%.
Residential Window Tinting in Maryland
As a factory authorized dealer of Vista® and LLumar® window films, American Solar Tinting is ready to meet your residential window tinting needs. Our solar tinting is professionally installed with no mess, no hassle and minimal disruption. But, perhaps best of all, it is affordable.
American Solar Tinting proudly serves customers throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
If you have any questions about Residential Window Tinting, please call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-0100. You can also follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.