Living at a Mile High has its costs. And for many Denver homeowners, living expenses go beyond the extraordinary rental rates. Due to the altitude and warm, dry climate, it’s common for many homes in Denver to experience extreme temperature fluctuations. Specifically, costs of living go up especially high during the summer, when energy usage goes up because of air conditioning.
Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for these energy efficiency issues: window film. Understanding the factors that cause your home’s temperature to fluctuate and how window film can help can reduce your energy costs.
What Causes Temperatures to Fluctuate?
Temperatures fluctuate due to solar heat gain. Window orientation plays a large part in this. Windows that are oriented on the east or west facing sides of your home cause temperature fluctuations because they’re in constant contact with the sun. The sun rises in the east, hitting the easterly windows, then sets in the west, during which time the windows on the west side of your home absorb heat. Without some sort of shade, your home is taking in the sun’s heat all day long.
How Window Film Reduces Solar Heat Gain
Window film is a very cost efficient way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Other options include shades, window replacement, and other various energy efficiency methods, but none provide as quick of a ROI as window film.
Window film is a revolutionary tool that dramatically improves the insulating properties of ordinary windows. Once applied, it filters incoming light, allowing only visible to light to enter your home while blocking out parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that cause solar heat gain. The result is a much more energy efficient, comfortable space.
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Find out today how much you could save with window film! Schedule your free consultation with Denver Home Window Tinting or receive an estimate on window film installation in the Denver metro area.
About The Author: Mike Kinsey
Mike Kinsey has sold and installed over 250,000 square feet of window film. As the Operations Manager for Denver Home Window Tinting, Mike oversees all aspects of sales, product education, and customer relations. He is also the project manager for all residential window film installs. Mike's extensive product knowledge and years of experience give him the ability to select the perfect window film for any home. From privacy and decorative to energy efficiency, security, and more, Mike is well versed in all the top innovations and products available on the market today. He and his team have completed hundreds of projects in the Denver metro area, as well as the surrounding areas of Aurora, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Centennial, Englewood, Thornton, and Littleton.
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