Reduce the amount of the sun's heat that enters your home, increase your comfort,
and lower your energy costs by installing energy efficient window film.
How lowering the temperature saves energy | With energy saving window film and window tinting
Only a few degrees in temperature reduction can have up to a 25% reduction in cooling costs, due to the laws of thermodynamics. It requires considerable amounts of energy to remove heat from a room through air conditioning. During peak summer times in the middle of the day, loads on air conditioning systems can be reduced enough to turn off entire units or to install a less costly system.
Window film reflects significant solar energy, while absorbing another portion of the energy. The result is that the amount of solar radiation transmitted inside the room is considerably less. Specs will vary depending on the window film selected.
Have energy saving window film and window tinting installed to make your home or business energy efficient.
In addition to the energy saving benefits, solar window film can increase thermal comfort, reduce glare, while at the same time rejecting 99% of the UV radiation reducing fading and the risk of skin cancer.
Duke Energy and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) offer window film rebates for commercial and residential properties.
How Does Window Film and Window Tinting Save Energy In Tampa Bay FL ?
The movement or transfer of heat from a region of higher temperature to one of cooler temperature is called heat transfer. The transfer of heat always flows from hot to cold. No heat will transfer if there is no difference in temperature.
There are three types of heat transfer: Radiation, Conduction, and Convection. For window film, radiation is the most important method of heat transfer because it moves infrared waves. This is why we refer to solar energy as solar radiation.
Solar energy through a window is transferred or transmitted by infrared waves. Radiant energy is converted to heat when it strikes people or objects. If you block the transfer of this energy you keep it from turning into heat because it never strikes an object. Window film interrupts the transfer of this energy by reflecting the energy back.
Transmission is basically the percentage of Solar energy (UV + Visible Light + Near Infrared) that can passes through a window. Reflection is the ratio of solar energy reflected back to the source, expressed as a percentage. Absorption is the percentage of solar energy absorbed to that of the total solar energy.
With solar window film installed on the inside of a window, the proportions are changed dramatically, with reflected energy and absorption increasing. This corresponds to a reduction in solar heat transmitted inside the room or the automobile. The properties of the window film dramatically influence how and in what way transmission, reflection and absorption change.
Window film rebates, solar film rebates, and window tinting rebates is a great way to offset the cost of having energy saving window film installed on your home or business glass windows. Save energy and money by reducing the load on your air conditioner and reduce your energy resulting in a lower energy bill.
Many case studies have shown that many times there is a relatively quick ROI (return on investment) when having window tint or window film installed on East, West, and South facing windows. Florida is one of the warmest climates in the United States and many residential homes and commercial business use solar window film and window tinting to cost-effectively reduce heat glare and UV rays while saving energy, lowering the energy bill, and making the building much more energy efficient. Energy saving window film comes in many types and some spectrally selective window films will block heat and save energy while maintaing a higher level of VLT (visible light transmittance) and less reflective on the outside of the glass windows. Some window tints and window films are more reflective and will block more light/glare while reducing large amounts of solar energy, reflective films are ideal for day-time privacy.