Are your business’ energy costs through the roof even after you installed an energy efficient HVAC? If so, you might want to check out your windows. If they don’t have films on them, this could be the reason you’re not seeing the energy benefits of your new system.
Many of today’s window films act like an invisible shield to block out the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, regulate temperatures, even out hot and cold spots, improve comfort and take pressure of HVAC systems. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, around one third of a building’s cooling costs is a result of solar heat streaming through windows.
Alone, your windows will not block heat. They won’t regulate temperatures. And they won’t even out hot and cold spots around the office. At best, they will allow you to see what’s going on outside and protect you from the elements.
Sun control window films, such as 3M window films from Michigan Glass Coatings, can reject up to 60 percent of the heat coming through windows and reject up to 99 percent of UV rays. They will also allow up to 70 percent of the visible light through your windows.
Years ago, manufacturers added a dark color to the film to block light. Today, commercial films are near invisible, ensuring your office aesthetics remain untouched while your energy costs plummet.
If you would like to know more about how 3M window films can reduce your office’s energy costs, call Michigan Glass Coatings today.