Homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to cut energy costs without sacrificing aesthetics and practicality. However, more than ventilation or eyes to the outside world, your windows play a significant role in your energy expenses, much more than you think. If you have no idea about the connection between your windows and your energy bills, furniture, and even health, this article will tell you how, and why you need to get a window film for your home.
1. Window films save money on bills
Visible light is not the only thing that goes through your window. Infrared light, which is invisible to the naked eyes, also goes through your window and brings heat inside your home. In the winter, heat energy tends to radiate out through your windows. Lack of window insulation means you’re paying as much as 30% higher of your monthly bills to lost heat during winter or too much heat during summer. Your HVAC system has to work harder to compensate for the lost heat or excess heat as a result. Retain heat better during the winter and keep off heat during the summer with the help of window film.
2. Window films make your house feel more comfortable
Aside from saving money on bills, you can maintain a comfortable temperature in your home during the seasons you need it most. Untinted windows tend to let in too much sunlight and heat during summer and let out too much heat from your home during winter. Both conditions are hardly conducive for you, your family, guests, and pets. Because window films are designed to retain heat during winter and keep off excess heat during the summer, everyone would feel much better.
3. Window films enhance your home’s privacy
Much like how a two-way mirror works, window films can conceal most of your home interior from outside view. Window films are an excellent option to enhance privacy because people from outside can hardly see what’s in your home. The advantage of window films over curtains is that you don’t have to open or close anything. The window film would still allow acceptable levels of natural light in, even as it makes your interior almost impossible to be seen by outsiders.
4. Window films extend your furniture’s lifespan
Furniture, particularly wooden furniture, tend to bleach out and weaken over time when exposed to UV rays from sunlight. UV rays can react chemically with the surface of your furniture, causing it to fade. Window films can drastically reduce the amount of UV light that strikes your furniture while maintaining enough levels of natural light inside your home.
5. Window films help you avoid skin cancer
Furniture is not only the one at risk from UV exposure. Too much UV rays can lead to melanoma (skin cancer), which is why most people who expose themselves to the sun often, for too long, tend to have this disease. Window films can filter out UV rays and reduce skin cancer risk for you and your family.
6. Window films reduce the amount of glare
Too much sunlight in your house can make it difficult for you to see what you’re watching on TV or reading on a laptop. Window films work like UV sunglasses. These materials can reduce the amount of glare and provide a better level of contrast to let you view your screens more comfortably. The bonus is that you don’t have to go up on your chair or bed to adjust any curtain if you already have window films.
7. Window films create a modernist style and mood
Nowadays, homes are looking to go green, sleek, and classy, all at the same time. Similar to how sunglasses make you look and feel cool, window films can do the same for your house. Some types of window films allow you to choose the style you want, from cathedral windows to frosty snowflakes. If you still want to keep your garden and roadside visible from your window, you can try a type of window coating that is used in skyscrapers.
Film Tint NZ service the Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatane providing high-quality window tinting services. Contact us for a free measure and quote.