Summer is almost a universally happy time of year for most people. Almost. The sunshine, long days and warm nights. The cookouts with friends and family. The vacations to the beach, mountains or lake. The sound of the bat – or the beer – cracking at the ballpark. The familiar and delightful sights and sounds of summer are upon us. You can almost feel your energy and excitement increase, but something else is increasing too – your energy bill. Along with other additional summer expenses – vacations, summer camp for the kids, filling up your tank for that long road trip – the cost of keeping your home cool in the summer months can be downright crippling. Your energy bill, depending on where you live and how much you use, can double or triple in summer. And with most energy providers holding a monopoly on service, you can’t really shop around for better prices. There are, however, steps you can take to soften the financial blow while keeping your house cool.
Solar Gard home window films are a great way to create better climate control in your home, lowering your energy bill and saving you money that otherwise would just fly out the window, so to speak. Window films do more than save money, though. Here are four reasons to install a Solar Gard window film in your home this summer:
Solar Gard window films can help reduce your energy bill up to 30 percent year-round – significant relief for any homeowner. Window films help keep your home cool in the summer, and warm in the winter, so you’ll rely less on cranking up the heat or air conditioning to achieve a comfortable temperature. Depending on the size of your home, that could mean a lot of money saved. Find out just how much using our Solar Sense™ calculator.
Summer is great, but it can get really uncomfortable when it’s too hot. Sure, we don’t mind spending the day outside under the blistering sun if it means we’re having fun, but having relief from the heat is paramount too. Like an umbrella at the beach, window films will help you stay cool at home. Summer Solar Gard window films, like the Ecolux™ Low-E, reject heat by keeping out more than 50 percent of the sun’s energy out – but allowing 68 percent of its natural light in, so you won’t be in the dark.
Limit the Fading of Furniture
The sun is incredibly powerful. Our entire planet is habitable because of the sun – and could theoretically become uninhabitable because of the sun as well. That’s an existential issue for more scientific minds to ponder, but overexposure to the sun can be dangerous not only to people but your furniture as well. Sun exposure can quickly deteriorate your furniture investment by fading it beyond recognition – and it doesn’t take long. By substantially decreasing harmful rays from the sun, Solar Gard window films can keep your furniture looking as bright and new as it did that day you bought it.
Ultra Violet (UV) rays are the most dangerous part of the sun’s energy. UV rays are largely responsible for sunburns, skin damage, and even skin cancer. Suffice to say, it’s best to limit your exposure to UV rays – and not just when you’re outdoors. Glass windows allow UV rays to pass through to your home virtually unencumbered. Solar Gard window films block 99 percent of UV rays, without blocking out the sun’s light. It’s the equivalent to SPF 285 sunblock – about 10 to 15 times stronger than the average sunblock you buy at the store.
Get out there and have fun this Summer – but stay cool, stay safe and save money while you’re enjoying yourself. To learn more about Solar Gard window films or to find a dealer, visit www.solargard.com