Earth Day came and went on April 22, with most people's attention focused on events around the world. Unfortunately, this drew attention away from the fact that temperatures are rising, and many consider this to be a result of climate change. Even more alarming is the fact that Michigan has experienced one of the largest temperature increases of any state.
According to the Huffington Post, which obtained its data from the National Climatic Data Center's Climate at a Glance database, Michigan has seen an average temperature increase of .65 degrees Fahrenheit every decade for the last 40 years. This represents the fourth highest total, with only Delaware, Wisconsin and Vermont having higher increases. New Jersey experienced the same temperature growth.
While .65 degrees might not sound like a very large increase, it's important to note that this is an average, spread out over both winters and summers. Furthermore, Michigan didn't experience such an increase in the years before 1970, when temperatures remained relatively stable.
In short, Michigan is getting hotter, which means that homeowners and businesses must find solutions that are going to help them keep energy costs in check. One of the most cost-effective solutions is to have 3M solar window film installed on their glass. This material is terrific at reducing the amount of solar radiation that enters a building through windows, and as a result, your air conditioning will have an easier time keeping your interiors cool.
Furthermore, having this window film installed is far less expensive than other solutions, such as installing new insulated windows or having the entire building retrofitted to be more energy efficient. If you're interested in finding out more about how window film can help lower your energy bills and make your property more comfortable, contact Michigan Glass Coatings today for a free estimate!