Keeping Cool With Home Window Tinting
The days are getting longer, the sun is higher in the sky, and temperatures are slowly climbing. Many people love this time of year, but if you work from home you might be dreading the discomfort that comes with higher temperatures. Especially if you’re trying to manage your energy costs by using the air-con less often.
Installing window tint on some – or all – of the windows in your home can help keep your home cooler in summer – and warmer in winter – without the need for any type of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Even better, home window tinting offers other benefits too, not just temperature regulation.
Window Tinting for Temperature Regulation
If regulating the temperature in your home is the primary reason for you considering window tinting, it is recommended that you use home window tinting professionals. There are a number of different types of tinting film available, some of which are not available in the DIY kits sold at your local hardware store. Professional window tinters will be able to discuss the benefits and features of each, simultaneously recommending the best type for your needs.
The location or position of your home is another important factor to consider when wanting to tint the windows for better temperature regulation. The amount of sun your home is exposed to, along with whether this sun exposure is mostly in the morning, the afternoon, or midday can influence the type of tinting film selected. And if you aren’t planning on tinting all the windows, it will also help them assess which windows should be tinted.
Of course, the biggest benefit of using professionals to apply your home window tint is that you know the tint is of the highest possible grade, while still having a lifetime warranty, and that the installation will be flawless, with no bubbling, peeling, or cracking to worry about.
Other Benefits of Home Window Tinting
Helping to regulate the temperature inside your home is not the only benefit offered by window tinting. You can also look forward to:
- A lower energy bill – the biggest saving on your energy bill would be through less dependence, and usage, of your HVAC system. But with many tints still allowing natural light in while blocking solar heat, you won’t need to turn on lights to be able to see in rooms darkened by drawn curtains or heavy blinds.
- Less glare on your computer screen – nobody wants to work in a dark and gloomy home office. But if your home office is exposed to too much sunlight, you might be using blinds or curtains to cut the glare on your computer screen. With tinted windows, you can achieve the same results, without blocking natural light out.
- Less sun damage – as much as we love the sun, the damage caused by UV rays cannot be ignored. Aside from skin damage, with an increased risk of skin cancer, UV rays also damage your furniture, causing wood, leather, and fabrics to dry out and crack or fade. But tinting films can block up to 98% of harmful UV rays, protecting you and your furniture.
Speak to the professionals at Instant Windscreens about getting your home windows tinted before the summer heat intensifies. We’ll come to you to discuss the various options and carry out a free onsite measure before providing you with an obligation-free quote.