Knowledge is Power
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are a few changes you can make to reduce green house and gas emissions, thus helping create a healthier footprint on earth as well as saving you money, energy and preserving the longevity of your home interior:
- Change five lights to ENERGY STAR
- Look for ENERGY STAR label products (such as Llumar films that we use to install on residential windows)
- Heat and cool smartly (have Triangle Window Tinting install film on your windows!)
- Seal and insulate your home
- Reduce, reuse, recycle
Conserve Energy Through Your Windows
By using the window tinting services at Triangle Window Tinting in Apex, NC you are able to save–money, property, and the environment. Did you know that your home or office can be a greater source of pollution than your car? 11% of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions are generated from the energy used in commercial and residential housing nationwide. Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain and global warming. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate. Our top quality window tinting film will prevent 99.9% of the sun’s harmful UV rays from entering your home or office, keeping you cool and conserving energy.
Windows can cause a loss of energy. According to the US Department of Energy, windows in our homes cause a source of light, warmth and ventilation., but can also negatively impact a homes energy efficiency. Windows may be your home or office’s largest cause of energy loss. You loose three times as much energy through the glass in your windows as you loose from leakage around the frames and sash. Although you conscientiously caulk and weather-strip all your windows, you will still lose energy with
them in two major ways:
- Conduction or the direct transmission of heat through your window panes.
- Radiation or the movement of energy through space. Windows store heat and radiate it towards the inside or outside of the pane, as appropriate.
There are ways of improving the energy efficiency of your windows. One of the ways is to add window treatments or coverings. This can reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. Energy saving window film bounces away nearly 80% of the heat normally transmitted by the sun into your home through your windows!
Blinds and draperies block the suns light but absorbs the heat and re radiates it into the room. This radiant rate heat may be 15 times greater than the heat being conducted from the warm outside air.
Clear glass (including double pane/ insulating glass) permits almost all of the suns radiant heat to enter. Dye only tinted glass absorbs part of this heat and re radiates it to the outside air. The problem is when it is hot outdoors and there is not a breeze to carry away the absorbed condensed heat, the protection from dye only tinted glass drops very low. This is the time that you need the protection the most. Much of this heat movement can be prevented by installing energy saving window film.
The most effective way to manage the unwanted amount of solar heat gain that enters your home is to block it before it gets in. This solar heat also wears your flooring and furniture at a faster rate than protected windows. Energy saving window film also eases the operating load on your air conditioning unit.
Contact Us Today to Go Green With Us!
Triangle Window Tinting is helping you “go green” with our expert window treatments. It’s all about energy conservation and protection from UV rays – energy saving window film reduces energy cost by 35%-30%. Our wide selection of window films for your car or home will reduce their interiors’ exposure to the sun, and minimize heat buildup. Use your pursuit of home and driving comfort to become environmentally conscious. Saving the environment also includes protecting your skin from the sun that’s penetrating your windows. We are often unaware of the harm that soaking up the sunrays is having on our skin when we drive. Our top quality window tint protects you, your family, and your possessions.