If your monthly energy bills are coming in higher than expected and you’re tired of spending all your money on your utilities, your house is less efficient than it should be. One of the most common causes of energy use is solar heat. One way to make your home more sustainable is to add a 3M residential window film to your home.

In this post from the residential window tinting pros at Sun Control of Minnesota, we’ll talk about the green benefits of residential window film. Check out this guide, and then give us a call to schedule your window film installation.

3M’s Sustainable Commitment

A few years back, 3M residential window tinting manufacturer made a global commitment to sustainability in its Sustainability Value Commitment. This commitment represents a global initiative to incorporate sustainable values into its global core culture.

Through this sustainability drive, 3M recognized that today’s consumers are looking for more ways to reduce their carbon footprints. All 3M window film products are built with reduced energy consumption through lighting control and temperature reduction as core objectives.

Besides improving their current products, 3M is committed to innovation in future products aimed at reducing consumer footprints even further.

How 3M Film Reduces Your Carbon Footprint

A home’s windows are one of its primary sources of heat loss. When heat escapes, a home needs more energy to keep up. 3M products reflect solar heat, making the interior of a home more comfortable in the summer. They also prevent heat loss during the colder months. This reduces the amount of energy consumed, but it also makes a home’s internal temperature more comfortable no matter what the weather is outdoors. It also adds up to reduced energy costs for consumers.

Residential window tinting also offers the following advantages.

UV Ray Protection to Prevent Fading and Skin Damage

Residential window films come with a UV-ray blocking feature. They will keep out the maximum amount of harmful rays so that your furniture, carpets, and appliances stay safe from color fading. Since UV rays increase the chances of skin cancer, security films can also help protect your skin from the dangerous effects of UV rays.

99% of Solar Ray Blocking

The window films also enable solar ray blocking. The interior of your house will remain cooler, even on hot days. Consequently, there will be less need to turn on cooling appliances, like air conditioners. So, window films are energy-efficient.

Reduced Glare

There’s no denying that sun glare on your TV and computer screens can be very annoying. Window films reflect most of the sun’s rays, reducing the glare on your electronic screens.

Natural Lighting Without Having to Rely on Blackout Curtains

With house window tinting, only natural light will pass into your house’s space, while keeping most of the heat out. So, you can enjoy the sun’s natural light without covering the windows with blackout curtains.

Redirected Lighting for Added Comfort Levels

The daylight redirecting 3M window films allows natural light to enter deeper into the house, lighting up a wider area. It also spreads the rays evenly so that every inch of your house is comfortably lit up. Therefore, you can keep the lights turned off during the daytime to save up energy

Added Security Against Vandalism, Forced Industry, and Dangerous Weather

Besides contributing to Green initiatives, window security films protect you against thefts and harsh weather. The film will act as an extra layer of security for your windows by keeping the broken glass pieces intact until you can deal with them permanently.

Contact Our Minnesota Residential Window Tinting Pros

Are you looking for ways to make your home more comfortable while reducing your energy costs and environmental footprint? If so, give us a call at Sun Control of Minnesota.

 We can help you create a custom residential window tinting design that meets your security and interior lighting needs. Give us a call at 651.490.1060, or contact us online to learn more about our residential window film solutions today.