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Cost Effective Energy Saving Technology for Homes & Commercial Spaces - Home and Commercial Window Tinting in Springfield, Missouri

Cost Effective Energy Saving Technology for Homes & Commercial Spaces

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If you are considering energy saving technology for your home or commercial space without breaking the bank, you should consider a professionally installed window film. Window film innovation has taken major leaps in recent years and the film installed on home or commercial windows has little in common with the basic window tint you might find on a car. For one thing, you can achieve very high levels of performance with professional window films while barely being able to detect that they are installed on the glass. In addition, these films can be retrofitted to nearly any existing window to improve the performance of that unit in a more cost effective way than window replacement.

A recent article at Builder Online even noted that: “Energy Commission creates a “loading order” that ranks products on energy efficiency by cost effectiveness. Window film is near the top of those products, beating even blown in ceiling insulation.”

So, with that in mind, we wanted to provide you with a couple of facts about window film and how it can improve nearly any home or commercial space.

Five Fast Window Film Facts

Cut Cooling Costs By Up To 50%
According to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United States, approximately half of a home’s utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows. Window films can significantly improve energy efficiency. With a thin, virtually invisible addition to existing windows, window films can help you save up to 50% on cooling costs.

Reduce Hot Spots and Cut Irritating Glare
Open your blinds, shades, or draperies and let the sunlight in. In addition to blocking heat, window film reduces glare by up to 87%, making it easier for you to watch television or work on a computer in comfort. Because window films are made with ultra-clear, distortion-free materials, you won’t even know it’s there.

Lessen the Detrimental Effects of UV Exposure
Most fabrics, furnishings and artwork can fade simply by allowing daylight to pass through an untreated window. Most window films will block up to 99.9% of all UVA and UVB rays, helping to protect the occupants of the space while also preserving the color of furnishings, fabrics and carpets.

Corrects Temperature Imbalances Across a Space
Window films can help eliminate hot and cold spots within a space by using film that reduces heat gain coming through the glass in hot areas. This will create a more balanced temperature across the space and reduce the load on the air conditioning system.

Cost Effective Alternative to Window Replacement
While damaged or deteriorating windows simply have to be replaced, window film provides an affordable alternative to replacement when your goal is to improve energy efficiency on otherwise sound windows. In fact, the cost for quick, professional installation is about one-tenth the cost of replacement windows!

If you would like to learn more about how window films as a cost effective energy saving technology for home or commercial spaces, call us at (417) 823-8715 or fill out a form here. We would be happy to arrange a free, no obligation consultation and discuss how you can implement a window film solution in your home or commercial space. We are located in Springfield, Missouri and service the surrounding area.

Besides Great Looks - Three Other Reasons To Consider Vehicle Glass Tint - Automotive Window Tint in the Springfield, Missouri Area

Besides Great Looks – Three Other Reasons To Consider Vehicle Glass Tint

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When most of us think of vehicle glass tint, we think about how it changes the appearance of the vehicle. A vehicle with tinted windows looks nicer and the design flows a little better. This is the reason most people have window tint installed on their vehicle. However, in this article, I want to share with you three additional benefits of window tinting that you likely never thought of.

Three Benefits of Vehicle Glass Tint You Likely Have Never Thought Of
  1. Protection From The Sun’s Harmful UV Rays – While most of us would not consider going out for a day in the sun without using some form of UV protection, we often spend hours in our cars being impacted by the same rays with unprotected skin. Th vehicle glass, even the factory tinted variety, does very little to stop the harmful portion of the sun’s rays from reaching you. That is where window film comes in. Most window film will block 99% of the sun’s harmful rays from penetrating the glass. It’s almost like sunscreen for your car. To learn more about this benefit, check out the article by The Skin Cancer Foundation about this topic. For the article, click HERE
  2. Improved Comfort – We all know that excessive heat and glare can be a problem when driving. That is why cars come equipped with sun visors and most come with some factory tinted glass. These things are meant to block glare and reduce heat. However, they do a poor job at best. You often cannot get the sun visor positioned just right to block the sun and the factory tinted glass, while cutting some glare, does very little to reduce the heat flowing through the windows. Quality window films not only serve to reduce the glare across the entire window they are applied to, they also can block a significant amount of heat from entering the vehicle. So, not only will window tint help you look cool, you will be staying cooler also.
  3. Possible Savings at The Gas Pumps – Most of us are aware that running the AC in our vehicle reduces the gas mileage. According to some estimates at auto.edu, it can reduce our gas mileage by 3 miles per gallon. If you can keep your vehicle interior comfortable without using AC, or using less of it, it stands to reason that you would get better fuel efficiency. As mentioned above, window tint can block heat from entering the vehicle. This will keep the interior cooler and reduce the need for AC to keep the occupant comfortable. The end result of this is that you may not only be more comfortable, you may also be saving a little every time you fill your tank.

We hope this article opened your eyes to some of the other benefits to vehicle glass tint that you may never have considered. If you have questions about our services, contact us at (417) 823-8715 or fill out a form here. We are your premier source for automotive window tint in the Springfield, Missouri area.