Install window tint (film) to keep your home cool
Window film helps block unwanted heat from the sun while still letting you see through your windows.
How it works:
What to look for:
- Window film is a very thin piece of material that is applied to windows to block or absorb light and heat.
- It can be applied by a professional installer, though do-it-yourself films are also available.
A "spectrally selective" film has a very thin, see-through coating of materials that reflect UV light but allow most visible light in. This type provides the greatest savings in most homes. Things to think about:
Exterior walls that face south, west, or east receive the most direct sunlight and would benefit the most from window treatments designed to reduce solar heat gain. Added benefits:
Window films can also help protect your furnishings from fading and reduce glare.