Even though the summer solstice falls on June 21st this year, the sun’s rays will be turning up the heat much sooner than that. While spending the day basking in the hot sun is great when poolside, it’s less enjoyable when you’re inside and trying to relax. Higher temperatures outside drive interior temperatures up as well, meaning a hotter (and more expensive) home for you. Summer energy costs can easily break the bank if you’re not prepared. We can help you save.
Read here to learn how residential window tinting can lower your energy costs:
What Does Residential Window Tinting Help?
First and foremost, protecting your family and valuables from the sun’s harmful rays is important. Just as important is how to protect your wallet from skyrocketing electric bills.
Investing in residential window tinting is:
- Good For Your Family: Investing in options to safeguard against unneeded exposure to damaging UV rays can help protect your skin, eyes, and immune system.
- Good For The Environment: Minimize your carbon footprint with residential window tinting that helps you use less energy. It’s good for the planet (and good for you.)
- Good For Your Pockets: Unprotected homes are easy targets for high energy bills, small changes can make big improvements in energy costs.
Get Energy Costs Down and Keep Them There
Residential window tinting doesn’t only have the option to look cool, it’s also practical! The thin usually synthetic resin polyester film can block up to 98% of the sun’s UV rays. While blocking the UV rays from your skin, the window tinting will also block them from heating up your home. As the UV rays enter through your windows, they heat everything they touch! This includes the walls, floor, furniture, air, and you. While the warm sun coming through a window may be the spot a furry friend likes to snooze, they’ll love it, even more, when your energy bills are down because you can afford to buy them more treats.
What About My Bills?
Glad you asked – according to the US Department of Energy, heating and cooling are to blame for 48% of your energy bill. That’s outrageous! Most heat enters and exits through your windows making them less than picture-perfect. Investing in residential window tinting is budget-friendly and long-lasting. The average window film won’t need to be replaced for 10-15 years. With those numbers, you’ll be hard-pressed to find blinds or drapes that can last that long without going out of style or breaking down. Speaking of breaking down, if you invest in tinting it could very much save you money on repairing your air-conditioning unit. The A.C. unit will not have to work as hard if your home is getting help from your windows to cool it down.
Drapes Are A Drag
Many old or historic homes have beautiful windows that are costly to replace. Keeping to the eclectic feel your home might have can be thrown off completely by permanently drawn window treatments, making your home feel darker and smaller. Brightening up your space can make it appear cleaner and larger. But if it’s too hot to keep the blinds open, you have two options: pay more on your energy bill or be uncomfortable. Neither of those seems fun.
Replace Windows or Tint Them?
Maintaining your home’s style and integrity can get costly when looking to replace windows. It’s cheaper to apply residential window tinting than to replace each individual window in your home. Even if you’ve recently updated (but want to save even more on your energy bills) you can benefit from window tinting. New double pane, high-efficiency windows are energy saving, but window tinting can add an extra layer of insulation. Saving you more money. Whatever the age of your window, investing in residential window tinting can make raising your blinds feel good. You’ll know you’re saving money, the planet, your skin, and your valuables. What’s better than that? Plus, select states (like California and Florida) give tax rebates just for installing energy-efficient upgrades to your home.
Residential Window Tinting Options
Residential window tinting is a budget-friendly, adhesive film made up of “extremely thin layers of metal … between two pieces of clear polyester plastic.” There are many different styles of tinting that can give you the protection and ambiance you’re after. All while lowering your energy costs. Low-emissivity films are recommended by the US Department of Energy as they are the most cost and energy-efficient. “Low-E” films can increase your insulation by 30%, which can reduce cooling costs by 50%!
While the film is hard at work blocking UV rays from entering your home, there are multiple styles available for you to enjoy:
- A safer and cost-effective alternative to stained glass.
- Can provide the look and feel of colored panes without the high costs.
- Help to reflect the sun’s rays back away from your home.
- Even “blackout” curtains don’t efficiently reflect the sun like films do.
- Plus, “blackout” curtains must block the view in order to work!
- Residential window tinting does not obstruct your ability to see outside.
- Help with energy efficiency while securing the environment.
- There is no view obstruction and can help safeguard against criminals or others looking into your home.
Because of the adhesive backing of the films, there is an additional strengthening added to the windows. This provides less risk of shattering. Adding safety for children, pets, and accident-prone adults. Plus, while lowering your energy bills, your window tinting will lower the money spent on replacing dangerous, shattered windows.
Say Goodbye to High Bills!
There is nothing worse than opening an electric bill and seeing a number you don’t expect. Sunny California doesn’t get its name for nothing and sometimes it can really beat up your wallet so-to-speak. With summer just about here (and winter headed back around soon enough) there’s no better time to invest in residential window tinting. If you want to start saving money on your energy bill today, contact us for a free quote!