As energy prices rise, more and more homeowners are looking for ways to save on their electricity bills. While many choose to add insulation to their homes, replacing the old equipment with new environmentally-friendly equipment, and even switch to energy-saving light bulbs, one of the areas most do not always consider is the amount of energy lost through windows in their home.
As many as 30% of a typical home's heating and cooling is lost through ineffective window treatments or the windows themselves. While some of this can be lost due to air leakage through the window, a good portion of this loss is the heat flow through the frame and glass. Although the most effective way to reduce energy loss is to replace old windows with new energy-efficient windows, not everyone can afford to replace all the windows in their home. One alternative that is gaining popularity is a home glass tinting.
Window Tint as Insulation
In the cold months, tinting can help prevent heat from escaping through your windows. The colour of the window acts as an extra layer of insulation to prevent heat loss through the glass panel while still allowing visible light from the outside to keep the inside of your home brighter.
During the warmer months, heat from the sun coming through the windows of your home, cause your air conditioner to work harder to keep your home cooler. Colour windows can block as many as 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays (UV). The combination of the insulating effect of this colour window adds conjunction with the ability to block some visible light and UV rays that help keep the heat outside through the window and keep the cool air inside from escaping.