Windows are an important part of any home. Letting in natural light is important for both illuminating the space but also for promoting health. Unfortunately, windows are also a huge factor in home energy costs. How much of your hard-earned dollars go out the literal window every day in wasted heating and cooling costs? Unfortunately, a lot. Many homeowners opt to replace older, less energy-efficient windows with newer ones to try to save money, but that is also an expensive proposition, especially if there is another option. There is: window tinting.
What Can You Save By Replacing Windows?
Replacing older windows with newer, more energy-efficient ones is definitely an economical move. New windows add value to your home, and they also can decrease your energy costs. The 2019 Building Assessors Manual lists new windows as an improvement that can increase assessed value by $551 to $929 per window. If you’re replacing less energy-efficient windows, you can also expect to see savings on your energy bills. For dual-pane windows, savings could be from $27 to $111 per window and for single-pane windows savings could be from $126 to $465. This means that depending on how old and wasteful your existing windows are, the cost of new windows may not be balanced out by energy savings for years.
What Can You Save By Tinting Windows?
Tinting windows refers to the process of installing architectural film on structurally sound windows. Professionally installed window clings can reduce energy usage by about 30%. These films also have a range of benefits and options, including adding curb appeal to your home. You can choose a completely see-through film or opt for a film that obscures all views in from the exterior of the home. These films will still reduce the amount of heat transferred through the window and block damaging UV rays, without blocking natural light. The best part is that window films can be installed on existing windows, as long as they’re structurally sound, for a fraction of the cost of new windows, and they provide even more benefits. Most homeowners see a return on the investment of window tinting in about three years in terms of energy savings, much sooner than with new windows.
Contact American Solar Tinting Today!
American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business warm with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.