They say that the warmest days in spring feel nicer than the coolest days in summer, even when they’re the same temperature. That may be true, but 80+ degree days in April feel hot no matter how you spin it, so if this week had you worried about how summer will feel, you’re not alone. Luckily, there is one installation you can do to help keep your office cool in the summer heat: commercial solar tinting.
Minimize Heat Gains
One of the major benefits of commercial solar tinting is that it can help decrease heat gains for your building. Any untreated or bare glass windows on your building are a potential avenue for heat gains. The UV energy from the sun can pass through the untreated glass and cause the rooms to heat up. This in turn causes the whole building to warm and you have to spend more energy, time, and money cooling it down. These heat gains cost you big time, and the more intense the sun and heat outside are, the worse the problem is inside. Commercial window tinting blocks a lot of that solar energy so that it doesn’t warm the building as much. In fact, some tinting film can block as much as 75% of that unwanted heat.
Increase AC Longevity
Decreasing the amount of heat gains from the solar radiation will have the associated benefit of easing the workload on your air conditioner. Most air conditioners last on average about 20 years, but the actual lifespan range is 10 to 30 years. That large span is due to variations in brand, installation, and use. The more you use your AC, the shorter its lifespan will be. If heat gains through untreated windows are warming the rooms of your building, your AC will need to work harder and longer than if those rooms weren’t warming up in the sun. Commercial window tinting can help preserve your AC unit while also saving you money on electricity usage day-to-day.
Decrease UV Damage
UV energy doesn’t just heat up the rooms of your building. UV radiation can cause damage to both people and property. Commercial window tinting can protect employees and visitors from the harmful effects of UV damage to their skin. It can also protect rugs, furniture, and artwork from bleaching caused by UV exposure, as well.
Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Commercial Window Tinting
American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful 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.