Spring has sprung! While we enjoy spending time outside during the warm weather, we want to be able to come inside to a lovely, cool house. Unfortunately, the sun can enter through the windows during the warmer months, heating your space and causing discomfort. Luckily, there’s a simple solution that can improve home comfort without blocking the sunlight from your space — window film!
Window Film Can Improve Comfort By:
Many people try to maximize the natural light in their homes to create a bright, airy feel. However, this has some drawbacks. The sun can enter through the windows and heat up your space. You may think the only option is to close the blinds or curtain, which eliminates natural light! However, with window film, you can achieve a naturally lit space without welcoming the sun’s heat. Window film products like the 3M Prestige Series reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light and up to 60% of heat! This helps to regulate the interior temperature without sacrificing sunlight.
The sun can create uncomfortable interior temperatures, but it can also cast glare across technology screens. Picture this: you’re enjoying your favorite show on a Sunday morning when the sun blasts a glare across your screen! This makes it nearly impossible to focus and can cause eyestrain and even headaches. Say goodbye to the unbearable glare with window film! Window film can be used to significantly reduce glare without blocking natural light from your space.
Additional Window Film Benefits Include:
In addition to improving comfort, window film can also provide protection against UV rays, the leading cause of fading in furnishings and flooring. Window film rejects up to 99% of ultraviolet rays and can slow down the fading process to elongate the life of your furnishings. Additionally, window film can protect the skin of occupants! UV exposure can lead to various skin cancers, and many don’t realize that we’re still susceptible to harm from UV rays, even indoors. The Skin Cancer Foundation recognizes window film as an effective UV protectant.
Boosted Energy Efficiency
HVAC systems must work hard to maintain the desired interior temperature when the sun heats up your space. This causes excessive wear and tear on your unit and can drive up energy costs. Window film’s ability to reject the sun’s heat can add years to the life of HVAC systems, and in turn, boost energy efficiency. By regulating interior temperatures, window film can help to improve comfort while also lowering energy bills!
There are many reasons to invest in window film, whether your end goal is to improve home comfort, boost energy efficiency, or minimize fading. Luckily, sun control window film can provide you with these benefits while maintaining a naturally lit space! If you’re interested in learning more about window film, contact one of our experts to find the perfect solution for your space.
New York Window Film provides high-quality products and window film installations to Metropolitan New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. With window film solutions for both residential and commercial spaces, our products can help you achieve anything from sun control and security to decorative enhancement and privacy. Call us at (631) 420-4101 or (212) 256-1414 for more information, or click here for a no-obligation estimate.