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Lower Energy Costs and Improve Comfort with Home Window Tint

 In Residential

In Florida, record temperatures, pricey air conditioning bills, and the need for a comfortable house to escape the heat and humidity is common, but home window tinting can help.

In fact, the Department of Energy recommends home window tinting to help reduce energy prices while also improving the comfort of your home. Below are some of the core reasons why adding 3M home window tint will help lower energy bills while keeping those you love feel content at home.

Lower AC Cost with 3M Home Window Tint

Home window tint is essential for living in a state that is known for its sunshine. According to the International Window Film Association, Floridians spend 40% more than other states on their electricity. Only 25% of Florida residents have double or triple pane glazing on their windows while 86% rely fully on air conditioning to stay comfortable. With higher energy costs and overwhelmed HVAC units, home window tinting is a solution to keeping your house cool year-round.

3M™ Sun Control Window Film, Prestige Series blocks 97% of the sun’s heat-producing infrared rays so that you are cool and comfortable. This prevents heat pockets from forming near the windows of your home, and also provides less stress on your HVAC unit.

With residential window tint, cooling costs are cut down by 30%, and in the summer, 10% of all energy costs are reduced.

In summary, a window tint like 3M™ Sun Control Window Film can work 3x more effectively without the stress of investing a ton of money to fix your central air conditioner. Installing home window tint is a wise economic decision for any Floridian.

Comfortable Outdoor Viewing with Home Window Tint

Home window tint is a great option for Floridians who want to take in the stunning views of the Sunshine State from their windows, without experiencing discomfort. The Department of Energy recommends home window films as a solution to solar glare.

Solar glare is most likely to occur right after sunrise or right before sunset, when the sun is perpendicular to the horizon and shining directly into your home’s windows. This can cause eye discomfort when looking at screens, such as phones, tablets, computers or televisions.

Fortunately, 3M™ Sun Control Window Film reduces up to 76% of sunlight glare. This means you and your family do not have to worry about being annoyed by glare impacting your favorite Netflix show.

The great thing about 3M home window tints is they are still able to protect you from 99.9% of the harmful UV rays, while also allowing 40% to 70% of natural light in. So, enjoy the aesthetics of natural light in your household, while also being protected from its uncomfortable side effects such as sun glare, by installing home window tint.

Home Window Tint Enables More Comfortable Temperatures

Many people suffer from temperature pockets near their windows when home window tint is not installed on the glass.

Astonishingly, 30% of a home’s heat gain or loss is due to the windows they have. This is due to 76% of heat entering standard double-pain windows.

3M™ Sun Control Window Film works as a sun blocking window film by reducing the number of infrared rays that enter your home. The film is constructed with hundreds of layers of film, all compiled in a layer of protection thinner than a Post-it note. Each layer is designed to deflect the sun’s harmful rays away. Essentially, the sun’s heat-producing infrared rays bounce off the layers of film, which in turn makes your house cooler and less susceptible to hot rays.

What is really unique is that 3M’s state-of-the-art Prestige Series works more efficiently as the sun’s angle is higher. This means that during the hottest points of the day, the windows are equipped to block out the most heat. Up to 67% of the total solar energy coming through windows can be blocked when using 3M’s Prestige Series.

Peace of Mind from Home Window Tint

Home window tint not only makes you physically more comfortable in your household by lowering heat, but also more mentally comfortable as well by knowing you are protected from unwanted break-ins.

3M™ Safety and Security Film holds together shattered shards of glass after impact, preventing the shards of glass from damaging people and property. Studies have shown that this window film has slowed down intruders by up to 2 full minutes, giving additional time for emergency officials to arrive on the scene.

While many commercial customers install 3M’s safety and security film on their glass doors and windows, many homeowners turn to 3M safety film as an added protection to their home security system.

Invest in Home Window Tint Today

Finding a way to be comfortable in your home in Florida’s year-round heat while reducing high energy costs is possible with home window tint. In 1966, 3M™ was issued the patent for the world’s first sun control window film, which has been protecting people from the sun’s rays for 50 years.

3M™ Sun Control Window Films are backed by a limited lifetime manufacturer warranty when they are installed by a 3M™ Authorized Dealer like IES Window Films. The warranty guarantees the films will not turn purple, raise, crack or stop working.

With a well-established history of serving the Gainesville-Ocala area since 1985, IES Window Films employs a team of home tinting experts who can help you choose the right 3M window film for your lifestyle. Contact IES Window Films today at 352-245-0833 or at info@ieswindowfilms.com.

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