Window tinting has been around on cars since the 60’s, and commercial window tint for buildings followed in the 70’s and the 80’s. In the recent years window tinting for Pittsburgh businesses and homes alike has been becoming more popular since they offer increased privacy, light control, and energy efficiency. Let’s discuss how installing window tint can make things easier on your business’s HVAC system and generally improve your building.
Commercial window tint installation comes with many benefits. Let’s take a look at why installation of these films is a must.
Most buildings or homes whether they have window tint installed or not, and have an HVAC system, (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) will have a system that is properly sized to control the climate inside the structure. If the system is too big, or too small, it will either over work, under perform, use more energy in the process, and result in early system failure. While all this is going on, you will also have rooms that are uncomfortable. If window tint’s are not in place, and you have a system installed that is too small, there may yet be hope.
When it is warm out, windows allow more heat to enter the building. Even if the walls are insulated, the windows are not. If your HVAC system was improperly sized, or your building received an addition after the system was installed, the cooling load on your HVAC is going to be greater. Temperatures are also on the rise, so a properly sized system for a building may receive a new lease on life, and an easier work day if commercial window tint film is installed on the windows of your building.
When the outdoor temperature is cooler, the heat you are paying for, and your HVAC unit is working hard to create escapes through the windows. If you have a window tint film installed that has insulating properties, this may reduce the strain on your HVAC system.
The size of your unit, the quality of the tint, the size and direction the windows are facing, as well as overall building insulation, combined with the high and low temperatures of your area will factor into the affect window tint will have on your building. Talking to an expert at TN Security can help you gain more insight into how well your business can benefit from commercial window tint installation in Pittsburgh.
HVAC System Doesn’t Work As Hard – Commercial window tint film fills in the often overlooked gaps in your buildings insulation: Your windows. Solar heat gain (Heat that enters into a building) can be reduced by up to 80% with commercial window tint film installed according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If you end up being able to reduce your buildings heat gain by 80% just think of how much energy savings, and HVAC system longevity you will gain in the long run.
Less Artificial Light Required – If you have a lot of glare coming in your windows as mentioned above, you may have thought about window blinds or shades, but these will block out all of the natural light, and require you to keep lights on more often than not which leads to higher energy bills.
According to the the U.S. Department of Energy it is the buildings in the United States that are responsible for 40% of the country’s energy consumption By putting into practice energy-efficient technologies, such as installing window tints or solar panels, we can collectively work towards reducing energy consumption on the grid and minimizing our impact on the environment.
With all the potential energy savings, reduced strain on HVAC systems and protection from UV rays and other benefits of commercial window tint film can offer to your building, it certainly merits having an expert look over your building, and asses the situation. Contact TN Security today for expert installation of commercial window tint film!