Do window films save energy?

3M Window Film is an investment to save energy and therefore to reduce your energy costs. When the weather turns hot in summer, window film can block as much as 66% of the sun’s heat, allowing you to run your air conditioning system less frequently. Energy-saving window film can lower your overall costs by up to 40%.

Does window film save energy in winter?

Heat. But standard solar-control window films can have negative effects in the winter when you want to RETAIN heat. They block the sun’s warming rays from coming into your home and do nothing to keep the heat in. This is when we recommend EnerLogic Low-e Films as a year round energy saving product.

Does window film Reduce heat?

Eliminate excessive heat. While curtains and blinds are great for privacy and help to block some heat, they do so at the cost of natural light. 3M™ Window Films can reduce up to 78% of the sun’s heat coming through your windows, to help make your home bright and comfortable, all day long.

How long do window films last?

Under the right conditions, window film can last for 20 years or more. This longevity depends upon a number of factors. These include the condition of the window on which the film has been placed, the quality of the materials used, the directional position that the windows are facing, and the local climate.

Does Solar film Reduce heat?

Choosing an automotive, residential or commercial solar control film can greatly reduce the heat that passes through a window during the day. These films improve energy savings by blocking up to 80% of the sun’s heat and also block UV rays that fade furniture and flooring.

How much does window film help in winter?

An insulating window film applied over a window can help the window retain up to 55 percent more heat in winter, potentially reducing your heating costs up to 30 percent. These films are less effective at reducing summer heat gain, though.

How much does Low E glass reduce heat?

Low-E glass can filter 40 to 70 percent of the heat that is normally transmitted through standard window glass. It works by reflecting heat back to its source.

Will window film reduce my energy bill?

High-reflectivity window film, also called solar window film, can be an affordable way to start saving energy and reducing your monthly electric bills without spending a lot to upgrade your home’s windows, like you would with solar-control glazed, or low e2 coated, glass.

How does window film Save Energy?

Primary Energy Saving Window film delivers it’s biggest savings in the cost of cooling an over-heated room. Reducing the amount of light entering through a window keeps the room from heating up rapidly. The room may only need to be cooled towards the end of the day when the cumulative effect of the available sunlight has become too much.

Are there Energy Star certified window films?

No, there is not currently ENERGY STAR performance criteria for window films. At this time, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) provides certified energy ratings for window films. The Attachment Energy Rating Council (AERC) is also looking into developing ratings for window films.

Are window films eco-friendly?

To top it all off, privacy window film is a great eco-friendly option as it keeps your house insulated and temperate. Your house will remain at a steady temperature and you won’t be overworking your heating and air conditioning units. Feel free to enjoy the new vibe of your home while feeling better about your stewardship of the planet.