Fall might be just around the corner, but summer days are still cooking here in Minnesota, and that means your AC is cranked up to cool your home. Anytime there’s a dramatic temperature outdoors, it can affect your home energy costs. As a homeowner, there are a few steps you can take to reduce your monthly costs. One often overlooked step is to add residential window tint to your home’s windows.
Our team of residential window tinting professionals at Sun Control of Minnesota specializes in providing homeowners with high-performance window tinting options. In this post, we’ll discuss how our window tinting can help you reduce your monthly and annual energy costs and save money.
Your HVAC System and Energy Costs
When the temperature rises, your air conditioning unit has to work much harder. That means it uses more electricity. This is especially true during midday when your air conditioning unit has to work extra hard to meet your home’s cooling demands.
Additionally, during peak demand hours, most utility companies tend to charge more. All of this adds up to high electric bills. To help reduce them, it’s important to limit the amount of heat that comes into your home.
Residential Window Tinting and Your Windows
One of the best ways to reduce the heat that enters your home is to install residential window tinting. Window tint helps limit the heat transfer through your windows by blocking most of the sun’s rays. In fact, it reduces your home’s energy costs by as much as 52 percent.
It makes your home more comfortable and keeps the temperature consistent even throughout the day. That means your air conditioning unit won’t have to work any harder during the heat of the day. In addition to the energy savings to your home, your AC unit will experience less wear and tear, which means you can go longer without needing it serviced.
Residential window tint has many benefits:
● Reduces glare
● Adds shatterproof protection
● Protects skin
● Reduces fading on furniture, art, and floors
Twin Cities 3M Residential Window Tinting Services
If you’re looking for ways to lower your home’s energy costs, consider installing 3M window film to all of your windows. From decorative film options to security film, we offer options to improve the comfort level and safety of every home.
Visit our gallery online to learn more about our options. To order your residential window tinting, contact our office at 651.490.1060, or connect with us on the web to set up your installation.