It has been quite the first part of the year, but is seems the warmer temperatures are arriving right on time. The hotter days of Summer are right around the corner and they often bring higher energy bills and uncomfortable interior spaces. Forbes Magazine published an article recently entitled “Six Tips To Save Energy, Reduce Bills And Keep Cool During Summer”. The article discussed six specific strategies that could be implemented to help achieve this. However, the number two strategy on the list was installing window film and we wanted to focus in on that for this article.
The Forbes article states, “…window film prevents the heat of the sun from penetrating the window, while internal window film prevents heat from transferring to the space. Studies have shown that filming your windows results in a 60% heat reduction…”
It is always great to see window film retrofit being recognized as a way to cost effectively save energy. Modern window film technology can enable you to achieve great heat rejection without noticeably changing the interior or exterior appearance of your existing windows. When the heat entering your space is reduced, you will save energy and reduce utility bills.
The reason is that the HVAC system will not need to work as hard to keep up with demand in order to keep the space comfortable. Furthermore, depending on the type of windows installed at your facility, it is possible to see the energy savings realized actually pay for the window film installation within the first 24 months after install.
Also, window film happens to be the most effective at reducing heat gain through the windows during the best time of the day. The article also mentions the strategy of reducing electrical consumption in peak load hours saying,
“Daily summer temperatures are highest between 2:30 and 3:30 in the afternoon. Consequently, air conditioning equipment consumes much more power than usual during this peak..”.
In many cases, the energy rates during peak consumption hours of the day are at their highest. Therefore, anything that can be done to reduce energy demand during these peak times will have a larger impact on the overall energy costs. With window film working optimally to block heat from coming through the glass during these peak hours, you will be reducing energy usage at the very best time of the day.
You can check out the complete Forbes article Six Tips To Save Energy, Reduce Bills And Keep Cool During Summer by clicking HERE.
If you would like to learn more how commercial window film options can help save energy, reduce bills and improve interior comfort this Summer, contact us by clicking HERE or filling out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!