How To Lower Your Cooling Bills This Summer
It feels like we blinked this year and winter was gone–or maybe like it never came! That’s right, this summer has started early and it is feeling like this year is going to be a scorcher. It is understandable then that we, at Denver Window Film, are getting inquiry calls already from people in Denver trying to ensure their cooling bills are not going to be out of control this year. This is because the sweltering Colorado summer is can be hard on the wallet as you probably already know. When the intense summer heat gets here (and it may well already be here) your utility bills soar and can get downright ludicrous if energy usage from air conditioners, swamp coolers, and fans is not mitigated. In our experience, the best way to significantly cut down on utility bills in the summer, and winter too, is by having window tinting installed on your Denver home.
Does Window Tint Keep My Denver Home Cooler?
Window tint is proven to lower utility bills by working in a two-fold manner. To understand what you type of window tint you may need, it is important to be aware of how window tint works to reduce your energy bill.
Solar Heat Gain: Basically, window tint is designed to block and reflect the thermal rays that contribute significantly to the sunlight increasing your home’s internal temperature. The increase in temperature comes is the result of “solar heat gain”– transfer of the heat of the sun’s rays onto the glass of your window. By blocking the wavelengths that create heat, window tinting prevents interior heating but does block out any of the natural light.
Cool Air Escaping: Without window film on the windows of your Denver home you are literally– “throwing money out the window”. The cool air, that you are paying for, is escaping out through the glass of your windows. Glass that does not have window tint allows cold and hot air to leak out, driving up energy bills and putting unnecessary load on your HVAC system. Window tinting is an added layer of insulation on the glass of your windows in the battle to keep cold air in.
Colorado’s Energy Saving Window Tint Experts
The benefits of window tinting are many but window film, like many other home improvements, is only as strong as the skill of the contractor installing it. At Denver Window Film, we have been in the window tint business for over ten years and we know how to get your windows done quickly and with the longest lasting results. Cost should not be your only consideration when shopping for window tinting companies because going with a “budget” installer could mean a shorter life for your tint. At Denver Window Film, all of our installers are certified by the brands they install, meaning their work is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. In properly installed window film will peel, chip and crack in short order so, when hiring a company to install your window tint, be sure to hire the best, like Denver Window Film. Contact us today for a free, in-home consultation and break the cycle of outrageous cooling bills this summer.