A question we get frequently from Salt Lake City homeowners is–does window tint really save me money? The answer is–in our experience and that of our clients–yes. There are also numerous studies showing that window film puts money back in people’s pockets each year. But, not only does window film save you money, it does so in 3 distinctively different ways. Keep reading to better understand all the ways window film will help your Salt Lake City home be more efficient and save you money.

The three ways energy-efficient window film saves homeowners money

  1. Energy Efficient Window Film Saves Homeowners on Heating and Cooling Bills: Owning a home is expensive. As any homeowner knows, there is always something that needs to be fixed or improved and they all cost money. This is why saving on utility bills is critical. Energy-efficient window film which cuts back on solar heat gain on windows by up to 55%. It also increases insulation, making it a great idea. Even better, it could save you up to 15% on your utility bills each year but could also qualify you for tax rebates. Finally, it has a quick ROI–paying for itself in as little as three years!
  2. Energy Efficient Window Films Saves Homeowners on HVAC Repairs: Repairs to heating and cooling systems cost a lot. So avoiding putting too much strain on your HVAC systems whenever possible is a good idea. However, the result of heated and cooled air escaping out untreated windows is forcing these systems to work harder. When heating and cooling systems are overworked, they simply break down faster. This requires more frequent and costly repairs. So when you have energy-efficient window film installed, it not only saves you money on heating and cooling but reduces the load on your HVAC system. Saving you on these repairs. 
  3. Energy Efficient Window Film Saves Homeowners on Lighting Bills: Most energy-efficient window films are designed to insulate windows by insulating or reducing solar heat gain. There are, however, window films targeted towards manipulating sunlight too. These films, called daylight redirecting films, cut back on lighting costs by reducing the need for light inside your building. It sends sunlight deeper inside your structure. This saves you even more money in lighting bills.

 Here at Salt Lake Window Tinting, we carry many energy-efficient films from those that cut back on glare to those that read direct sunlight further into your Salt Lake City home. Contact us to schedule a free on-site estimate for your home and start saving today!

Mike Kinsey is the head of operations for Salt Lake Window Tinting, one of the largest and most highly regarded window film companies in Utah. For the past decade, Mike has been using his extensive product knowledge, construction experience, and project management abilities to recommend window film solutions that help property owners achieve their architectural goals. From helping customers fight climbing energy costs to implementing effective security and branding solutions, Mike does it all. He oversees every project from start to finish and is the main point of contact for customers. Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is well-versed in the nuances of both commercial and residential installs.