Window film is an investment that leads to savings as it can block heat before it enters a building while some films have insulating properties which can reduce heat loss through the glass. Controlling these factors can translate into noticeable energy savings.
How Lowering the Temperature Saves Energy:
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.
Installing solar control window films will not only keep your company on the right side of the law, but will reduce the load on air conditioning systems, thus reducing your operating costs and energy tax liability as well as “greenhouse gas” emissions
Many films are cheaper to install than blinds while offering a much more efficient reflection of solar energy, so reducing air conditioning costs while service and maintenance costs are eliminated. Damage to stock in shop windows is reduced and your workforce will be more productive in a cooler and more comfortable environment. This means savings are made at several levels.
Energy Efficiency Survey:
As part of a cost analysis and selection process Reflecta in partnership with Solar Gard Window Films are able to provide a Building Information Modeling (BIM) service, which is a sophisticated energy analysis process that simulates projected energy savings due to window film installation.
If your building is of sufficient size to warrant a full survey BIM can provide an anticipated return on investment (ROI) payback schedule for window film projects before film is applied, assuring you that energy savings will be achieved. Please contact us for further details.