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How Can Window Film Save Energy?

Are you looking for ways to reduce your HVAC bill and save energy? Is your AC running constantly, but it feels like it can’t keep up? One alternative to throwing your house into the dark ages with heavy sun-blocking curtains or shades, is to install light-transmitting window film. Window film is designed to save you energy and make your home more comfortable. Let’s find out how!

According to Direct Energy, 46% of your total energy use is consumed by your HVAC system in your home. And the EIA says the average US home spends 12% on air conditioning alone – ballooning to 27% in warm, humid areas like Florida and the Gulf States.

What’s more, the DOE says that up to 30% of HVAC energy is lost through windows in an average home. And with climate change and warmer summers ahead, experts are predicting even greater AC usage in the future. So, what can you do to save money on your HVAC bills?

Upgrade your windows with window film.

The DOE classifies window film as an energy efficient window covering. Modern solar control window films use advanced technology to reflect and absorb much of the sun’s heat preventing it from entering your home. The DOE says window film can decrease your utility bill by 5-15% annually depending on where you live.

What’s more, some local utilities like the Orlando Utilities Commission in FL or Garland Power & Light in TX offer rebates to their customers who install window film. They recognize the energy-saving potential of film on homes, shouldn’t you?

Be sure to check the requirements laid out by the utilities, and make sure your film meets them. Most are requiring a film to have a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) less than 0.5 and a Shading Coefficient less than or equal to 0.45. North-facing windows are also often excluded from rebates.

Applied to the inside of windows, solar control window films, like ComforTech™ Ceramic Series from Concord Window Film can be an effective way to increase the comfort of your home and cut your electricity bill. With window film your AC won’t have to work as hard to cool your home. And ComforTech™ Ceramic Series is rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) on all major window film performance standards and we have films to meet energy efficient requirements!

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