As energy prices rise, more and more homeowners are looking for ways to save on their utility bills. A lot of homeowners would probably add insulation to their homes in order to save their bills, while others would replace their appliances with the new eco-friendly appliances or even change their bulbs to the energy saving ones, however, little did they know that they haven’t thought of the energy that was lost through their windows in their homes. As much as 30% of the typical home’s heating and cooling are lost through ineffective window treatments or the windows themselves. While a portion of this may be lost due to the leakage of air through a window, a good portion of this loss is by heat flowing through the frame and glass. It has been known that the most effective solution to this type of problem is by replacing the window with the new energy efficient windows, however, it has also been known that not everyone can afford this new type of window since it is quite expensive. There are definitely a lot of solutions in order to solve problems against energy loss inside the house, however, the one which is becoming more popular nowadays is the residential window tinting.
In colder months, tinting can help prevent heat from escaping through your windows. Window tint acts as an additional layer of insulation preventing heat loss through the glass pane while still allowing enough visible light in from outside to keep the inside of your home bright. During warmer months, heat from the sun can enter through your home’s windows, causing your air conditioner to work harder to keep your house cool. Using window tints during summer season is also a good thing since it helps block as much as 99% of the harmful ultraviolet rays from entering your home which makes the heat bearable. The two most beneficial effects of using window tints is that, it helps the cool air from not coming outside the house, and at the same time, it stops the unwanted heat from the outside into entering the home. Due to tint’s insulation properties, it helps to equalize the temperature in your home, resulting in your heating and cooling systems not having to work as hard to maintain your preferred temperature. This not only reduces your energy costs, it also helps to make your home more comfortable by eliminating large temperature fluctuations.