US households spend an average of $117.65 every month on their energy bill, and roughly half of that bill is devoted to energy costs. Taking both of those statistics into account, it becomes clear that energy is a significant expense for many homes.
There are a number of things you can do to lower the amount of money you have to spend on energy regulation: caulking windows and doors, ensuring air isn’t escaping through your attic, and making sure you’re not regulating the temperature when no one’s home. There is another course of action most people do not even know about or consider and that is window film.
In this article, we’ll let you know how 3M™’s Sun Control Window Film Series can help you save money and answer a few of the most frequently asked questions we get. As well, we’ll help you decide which window film is right for you.
How Can Window Film Help You Save Money?
3M™ Window Film rejects up to 79% of the heat that would come through your window, which means your HVAC won’t need to work as hard in order to keep the air in your building cool.
Of course, the harder your HVAC has to work, the more often it’s going to need to be repaired or replaced. Reducing the amount of heat coming into your home leads to less expensive service calls.
That said, we still recommend regular HVAC maintenance calls, since these also help improve the unit’s lifespan and efficiency.
Will I Have Problems With Glare?
Some window films ruin your view because of the way they reflect light. However, 3M™’s window films have significantly less reflectivity. Instead, they reject the light coming into a room.
Will It Affect My Cell Phone?
Low quality window films have caused issues with cell phone reception because of the metal used to create them. 3M™ only uses high quality materials and state-of-the-art techniques, which means you won’t have this concern when our film is installed.
What Types of Film Can I Get?
3M™ offers a variety of different products that are designed to help you increase the efficiency of your home or organization. Because Sunray Window Films is a 3M™ Authorized & Certified Window Film Dealer, we have a full suite of these products available.
All of the films in 3M™’s Sun Control Series reject the light, they just do so differently.
A few notable products in the series include the 3M™ Thinsulate™ 75 Low E Window Film, which is specifically designed to insulate your windows, and the 3M™ Prestige Window Film, which is designed to last longer than other films on the market.
If you want to decrease the amount of heat coming into your home but you also want to have as much natural light as possible, we recommend the 3M™ Sun Control Series Window Film. These are just a few of the many sun control products we offer, and you can find the full list on our 3M™ Sun Control Series Window Films page.
Interested in purchasing window films? Want to get it installed for your home or business? Please call us at 800.295.8468 to receive a free quote today!