Many of the benefits of solar window tinting are well-established. If you’ve learned anything about them in the past, you’ve probably heard that they can help to conserve cool air in your home during the summer. In this way, they can help you save money on energy bills and reduce your overall footprint. But did you know that the energy-saving benefits of window film work in the winter as well? Here’s what makes window films perfect for colder weather.
Protect Yourself from the Winter Sun
This may seem counter-intuitive, but the sun is actually closer to the earth in winter. You probably expected the opposite, but the truth is that winter weather has more to do with shorter days than it does the proximity of earth to the sun.
As a result of the sun being closer to the earth, light damage poses more of a threat. Its effects may seem minor at first, but the truth is that damage resulting from the sun’s UV rays can do some serious harm to your furniture and artwork. You probably don’t notice it because it only gets very subtly worse day by day, but its impact as the years go on can be considerate. Solar window film can block these UV rays and save your precious furnishings.
You may have noticed that the glare of the sun during winter can be far worse than in the summer. If you live in a treed area, this is probably because the trees have dropped their leaves, allowing sunlight to creep in. Then the glare of the sunlight off of snow can be especially obnoxious. Solar window film can fix that, too.
Keep Cozy with Solar Window Film
Some people are put off from investing in solar window film because of the cost. This would be a mistake. Your window film will work for you every day of the year once it has been installed to help you save money on energy, even in winter. That’s right—window tinting has energy-saving benefits in cold weather as well.
Think of it this way. If you’ve studied basic thermodynamics before, you know that heat flows to cold. You might know this even if you’ve never really thought of it before. What does an ice cube do outside on a hot day? It melts, of course. This is an example of the energy flow from hot to cold.
In winter, you can lose energy through your windows if they are cold. But if you use solar window film, the films will absorb the sun’s rays, and the heat will stay contained within your home. In this way, window films can help keep your home cozy all winter long.
Admittedly, the energy-saving effect of solar films are not as great in the winter as they are in the summer. But they’re still significant, and you know just how pricey those winter utility bills can be. It would be a mistake not to do something about it.
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.