Saltlake’s Window Tint Experts In Green Technology
Saltlake’s Window Tint, we have done a lot, and we mean A LOT of window tinting in our day. Over the last ten years we have installed tens of thousands of feet of window tinting and when we say we are the experts–we have the credentials to prove it. As experts in the field of window tinting, we get a lot of questions thrown our way about all types of window tinting applications and window tint technologies. On such question that pops up ever more frequently these days as concern about the world’s climate increases is– “Is Window tint a “green” technology?” Based strictly on the definition of “green” technology: “A technology whose use is intended to mitigate or reverse the effects of human activity on the environment”, window tinting definitely falls into the category. Additionally, the practical and societal evidence we have seen in our customers lives first hand, lead us to believe so even more.
What Makes Window Tinting A Green Technology?
As we mentioned above, just the intended use and benefits of window tinting technically make window tint a green technology, but it stands up to the practicality test as well. Take these two green benefits below for instance that are easy to see, tangible in the short and long run, and put money directly into your pocket.
- Window Tint Qualifies You For An Energy Efficiency Tax Credits: A tax credit directly reduces your income tax, unlike a deduction, which reduces the amount of income subject to tax. The credit then directly increases the tax refund you receive or decreases the amount you have to pay. Homeowners can receive a 10 percent credit on the costs of window film, up to $500.
- Window Tint Conserves Energy And Saves You Money On Utilities: Energy efficiency can lower your federal tax bill and your monthly energy bill. Heat gained through windows makes up to 40 percent of your summer utility bill. Solar control window film reduces heat gain by 80 percent, which helps lower energy consumption.
With savings like the ones above, the fact that window tinting is also a green technology makes it all the more attractive. Contact us, at Saltlake’s Window Tint, to discuss which window tint is best for your home or commercial building and start saving money today!