The summer heat is here, and sun control window films may be a lifesaver for you. Look, there’s not way to completely avoid the heat this time of year. Step outside for just a few minutes and it can feel like the life is getting sucked right out of you. Like many people, you do your best of spend as much time as possible indoors in the air conditioned comfort of your home. While you may be able to avoid direct exposure to the heat, your energy bill and your bank account might not be so lucky.
Most of the unwanted heat in your home comes in through your windows. Standard windows may allow in lots of light, but they also expose your home to unnecessary heat, making your air conditioner run on overtime. You can either clothes the blinds and curtains until fall rolls around, or you can get sun control window films.
Here are 3 big reasons why sun control window films can save you from the summer heat.
Let’s face it, summer heat almost always means higher energy bills. The air conditioner is running all the time and the heat is unrelenting. While your house may be staying cool during the summer, your energy bill will see perhaps its highest numbers. One of the easiest ways to combat this is by upgrading your windows. You may not realize it, but your windows are the cause of most of the unwanted heat within your home. Your windows allow natural light and beautiful views, but they leave your home vulnerable to the summer sun. Sun control window films reject up to 97% of the sun’s heat-producing infrared light and up to 60% of the heat coming through windows. The result is a cooler home and a lower energy bill at the end of each month.
While the summer heat can be costly when it comes to your higher energy bills, it also brings with it another hidden long-term cost. Believe it or not, sunlight can fade your furniture over time if is it directly exposed. It’s not just furniture, either. Sun coming through your windows can also fade fabrics, wallpaper, natural wood floors, photos, paintings and other valuables in your home. Sun control window films are designed to reduce the effects of solar heat and visible light on furnishings and block up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays — the single largest cause of fading.
When the summer sun brings with it unbearable heat, you usually have to make a choice between comfort and cost. You can either deal with the heat and allow beautiful natural light into your home, or close all the blinds and curtains to save some money and discomfort. It seems you can’t have both natural light and comfort. However, with sun control window film, you can. The unique design of sun control window film not only reduces heat, but makes your home more comfortable by reducing glares and reflections inside and outside your home. The low interior and exterior reflectivity enhances views from the inside while maintaining an attractive look from the outside.
The great benefit to installing sun control window film on your windows is that it eliminates the need to replace your windows. It can also be installed quickly without the need for construction downtime. The summer heat will come no matter what, but you can set yourself up to live comfortably in your home like it’s not even there. Learn more about sun control window films and get a free quote today. When the summer heat comes, you’ll be glad you did.