If you’re looking for new and innovative ways to save money leading up to summer, a great way would be to place attention on your home. Last year, residential energy consumption out-paced commercial spending, pushing many homeowners to look for ways to reduce energy costs in 2016. One outstanding method to consider is to take a cue from the automotive industry and incorporating window film for the home.
At Tint World, we’re more than gearheads and automotive styling experts – we’re residential window film experts. While you may think this service is only for aesthetics, you may be surprised by the various money saving properties of residential window film.
Here are three ways you can save with residential window film:
- Cooling: American homeowners spend a combined $11 billion a year powering their air conditioners and on average, six percent of an entire household’s energy use goes toward space cooling. For homes with larger windows, this figure can be even higher and due to extra sunlight coming in, an air conditioner will have to work extra hard to maintain a comfortable temperature inside. Residential window film can block as much as 80 percent of the sun’s heat, and in older homes with single pane glass, homeowners can see up to a 64 percent return on investment with window film.
- Security: The FBI indicates that the average dollar loss per burglary offense is around $2,119. While alarms and other efforts can help, they might not stop a “smash and grab” thief who’s ready to get in and get out with your valuables. With security window film, intruders cannot readily penetrate the glass, even when striking it with a heavy object. This investment can save you thousands in the long run and help protect your possessions and your loved ones from criminal activity.
- Sun damage protection: If you’ve ever bought a beautiful piece of furniture, only to see it get ruined by the sun’s harmful UV rays, you know the frustration of trying to protect your home’s interior. With residential window film, you can skip ugly covers or expensive reupholster costs and protect your valuable furniture from being exposed to damaging UV rays entirely.
Lowering your energy bill doesn’t have to break the bank. Combined with other cost-effective upgrades, residential window film can help drastically cut down on your spending. To find out more, contact your local Tint World® today. Our specialists can help pick out the perfect window film for your home.