With the heat of summer sweeping across most parts of this country, you may have noticed that your house heats up as the day progress. As the sun beats down on your house, it heats up. The rising temperatures within your home are caused by many things. Even with central air conditioning, your homes temperature can rise throughout the day as the A/C works on full blast trying to cool the home down.
The problem is that any A/C unit can only counter a given heat load on the home. As the heat load increases and temperatures outside rise, your A/C can struggle to keep up. There are many ways to counter this problem. You could add more insulation in your attic, you could add an attic fan to your home, you could plant trees to block the hot sun, or you can follow the simple steps in this article that describe how to tint the windows of your home to reduce the heat load.
Window tint is available for and has been used for a long time in cars, trucks, and SUVs. The tint adds some privacy but more importantly it reduces the heat inside the car. Tint can be installed at the factory or at a tint shop.
Though window tint has been common in cars for years, it is just starting to make its way onto the windows of homes. Commercial buildings have had tinted windows for decades. It effectively reduces heat inside and allows the building to operate more efficiently. So why don’t we apply this time tested technology to your own home.
Installing window tinting is slightly difficult, but mainly just requires patience and time. If you do not feel comfortable tinting your own windows, feel free to have a professional install the window tinting.
There are numerous online web sites that specialize in commercial and residential window tint film. You can make a selection from any of these sites. The tint ranges in color from almost transparent to nearly impossible to see through. Some tints are slightly refelective, some are very reflective. There are many choices to ponder about. Most sites will send you free samples so you can look at the various tints in your own home.
Once you have chosen the tint and placed your order, the only thing left is installing the product. There are numerous website with highly detailed step by step directions for installing window tint. Though not difficult, installing window tint will take time and has a slight learning curve. You will get better as you go.
Now that you window tint is installed, you will immediately realize that the heat of the sun does not penetrate directly through the window. Some heat makes it into the home, but most tints reflect at least 50% of the heat outside of the home. The improvement is dramatic. You will now be able to stand in front of the window with the sun blazing and no longer feel the heat inside. Your utility bills will decrease slightly as the A/C operates less often to cool the home.