One of the many reasons homeowners may choose window tinting is to increase energy efficiency. The solar window film laminates windows with a thin layer of sun protection that can control light filtration and temperature in your home, as well as limit your exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. One of the most frequently mentioned reasons to consider residential solar tinting is the increased climate control that it allows your home. But can it really save you money on your utility bills? We have the information you need to make an informed decision about solar tinting for your home windows. Read on for helpful tips about how solar tinting can save you in energy costs and increase your home’s energy efficiency.
How much can window tinting really impact your home’s energy efficiency? With such a thin layer of lamination, it may seem like residential solar tinting makes huge promises for saving on utility bills. But solar tinting can actually go a long way to heating and cooling your home more efficiently. In fact, solar tinting can block up to 80% of solar energy. This means less heat in your home during the summer months, and less heat escaping during the winter months. That kind of climate control can save you lots of money in heating and cooling energy costs. Not only will this make your home a more consistently comfortable temperature, but also more environmentally friendly.
One area where solar tinting can save you money is in its low-maintenance nature. While there is the initial cost of installing solar tinting on your residential windows, the window tints will not require inspections, maintenance, or repairs that your home heating and cooling equipment may require. Solar tint will not wear out and require annual reapplications, meaning it is essentially a one-time cost. Plus, these low-maintenance measures help you run your heating and cooling equipment less since your home temperature will be more consistent and easily controlled. Less strain on your current air conditioning equipment means less maintenance for that equipment, in addition to your utility bill savings.
Savings Over Time
Between the lack of required maintenance, increased energy efficiency, and even the support provided to your current heating and cooling system, there are multiple ways that solar tinting can save you money. In fact, savings can increase year after year. Many homeowners are eligible for tax credits according to the Energy Policy Act of 2005 for installing solar film on their windows. With all these ways to save on your home heating and cooling costs, solar tinting can keep the savings coming for years to come.
Questions? Contact American Solar Tinting Today!
If you are ready to install window tinting in your residential home today, call American Solar Tinting at 1-800-969-0100. We have 60 years of experience serving Maryland and the greater DC metropolitan area. For tips, tricks, and to see what we have been up to, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.