Save Energy Costs with 3M Window Film
In the South, the scorching sun can mean high electricity bills, thanks to the need for near constant air conditioning during the summer.
The sun’s rays don’t just hurt your pockets … they also damage skin, fade furnishings and flooring, cause glare and create uncomfortable hot spots within buildings. Fortunately, window film can help.
Most buildings lose between 25 and 35 percent of wasted energy through their windows, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Older buildings with single-pane glass suffer even greater energy losses. In addition, the DOE estimates that up to 75 percent of existing windows are not energy efficient.
That’s where 3M™ Sun Control Window Film comes in. Quality film products can help you conserve electricity by blocking more than 60 percent of solar heat. This can reduce your cooling-related energy consumption by up to 30 percent. For every 100 square feet of glass exposed to the sun, business owners can save up to one ton of air conditioning. All told, window films can help you shave up to 15 percent off your utility bills annually.
3M’s Prestige Series of window films is one of the leading films on the market and can become carbon neutral in as few as six months after installation. In commercial applications, it typically pays back its cost in energy savings in 36 months.
Window film can offer up to seven times the energy savings per dollar spent when you compare it to the cost of full window replacement. It’s an affordable option for making your facility greener. Best of all, reputable window film dealers can install the film quickly and with little disruption to the building’s day-to-day function.