When you think about how window film works, the fact that it keeps harmful UV rays and heat out of your home makes logical sense. However, did you know that window film also retains heat inside of your home? Considering that the average home loses about one-third of its heat through windows and doors, window film can go a long way toward conserving energy and help keep your home warm in winter.
Keeping Your Money from Going Out the Window
Heat is attracted to cold, so hot air will flow to cold windows. But windows are kept warm with window film that absorbs the sunshine. This keeps the warm air within the room and requires less heat from the heater to maintain a comfortable temperature.
Protection from a Closer Winter Sun
The sun is closer to the earth during the winter, which means even more exposure to its damaging UV rays. However, window film lets you enjoy the natural light and views while protecting your furnishings. Window film also reduces glare, which may be more of a problem in the winter when UV rays reflect upward off of the bright snow.
Learn More About Window Film
To learn more about window film protection, check out this informative guide, “Beauty Inside & Out,” from the International Window Film Association – you’ll be surprised at what you’ll learn. Here’s just one fact to consider:
“UVA rays account for up to 95 percent of UV radiation reaching the Earth’s surface, and although they are less intense than UVB, UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more prevalent and go through glass, making sun protection necessary inside as well as outside.”
Or, if you’re more of a visual person, check out this infographic that explains all of the benefits of window film. From UV protection to energy conservation, it’s helping people in your community live better lives in many ways.
Yes, window film can help keep your home warm in winter. Send us a message to learn more or to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.