Can the Use of Window Films Reduce Your Energy Bills?

September 5th, 2016

Windows are essential constituents of both residential and commercial places. Modern décor rewards a home with remarkable appearance of windows. The amazing metallic frames and bevelled glass also enhance your property value. But ordinary windows cannot protect you and your family from excessive heat and harmful UV radiations. Due to this lack of insulation the need for air conditioning is higher; and so are the energy bills.

Is there a possible solution?

Science and technology has never disheartened any generation ever. Glass panels composing the windows are covered with a protective layer, broadly known as solar control film or simply as the window film.



This protective layer is formed by bonding thin but sturdy layer of polyester with that of varied types of metals. Thus, a window or solar film is amalgamation of polyester and metallic coatings joined together with the help of adhesives. Applied on the inner side of glass panels, the thickness of solar control film will determine the level of safety it can provide against solar energy.

When solar rays fall on the glass panels, the shielding film will allow visible light to enter the room but reflect back the UV rays and heat.

The Benefits of Installing Solar Control Film

Reduced chances of hotspot formation: Here you are not being informed about sun creating the controversial hotspot on clouds. But in summer, as a home owner you may feel the sun has formed its own zones of heat, not outside but inside your home. Most affected are the conservatories. Things become unbearable for your guests and budding delicate plants, when a conservatory enclosed by glass on maximum sides pulls in too much heat. Presence of solar films will guard your home exposed to sunlight for longer durations.

Retention of heat in winter: You can undoubtedly actualize that the temperature inside the room is more compared to that of outside, during winter. A solar control film will not only act against outside solar rays, but will also check the emission of inside heat on wintry days. The window film will efficiently reflect back the heat of the room and continue to keep it warm. As the indoor heat is restrained from coming in contact with outside atmosphere, a solar film can save up to 41% of inside heat.

Rejection of outside heat in summer: The defending window film can reject back solar heat rays flawlessly to an estimated extent of 80%-85%. Thus, with reduced presence of heat inside the room, there will be less load exerted on air conditioners. This in turn reduces monthly electricity consumption.

There is no need to get muddled assuming that a solar film will ruin the appearance of your home. The window films are accessible in clear, tinted and patterned forms to fit in any décor. Besides protecting furniture, floors and window coverings, from getting faded due to the harsh effect of sunrays, such window films can impart a swank look to your rooms.