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Commercial window films are a smart investment

In a previous post, we discussed five benefits of installing commercial window film. These include increased tenant comfort, preventing harmful incoming UV rays, providing a safety buffer, energy efficiency and excellent returns on investment. We noted that some utility companies offer rebates for customers who install window films.

We will now explore in greater depth how window films can save you money, and how much you can expect to get back.

As we’ve discussed, heat that comes through your windows increases your utility rates. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that one-third of your building’s cooling load comes from heat that enters in this way.  Yet, 75 percent of existing windows are not energy-efficient. In these cases, your AC has to work harder and for longer periods to achieve a cool temperature under which your employees are able to work.

However, 3M window film can reduce heat gain by 79 percent, in turn lowering your energy consumption and utility costs. 3M explains that those who install 3M sun control window films can save one ton of air conditioning for every 100 square feet of glass that is exposed to the sun.

In addition, you can expect to see annual energy savings in the range of 15 percent, while the films also contribute to greater HVAC efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.

Energy savings and greater occupant comfort are just a couple of the benefits of installing commercial window film for your office or business. If you are interested in learning more about your options, contact Michigan Glass Coatings today for a free consultation.

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