Installing Commercial Window Tint Helps Your HVAC System

commercial building with window tint film installed

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.

A Few Benefits of Commercial Window Tints

Commercial window tint installation comes with many benefits. Let’s take a look at why installation of these films is a must.

  • Increased Privacy – Depending on the darkness of the tint installed, you can completely block visibility from the outside. Even a lighter tint reduces the likelihood that someone can look in your windows.
  • Decreased Glare – If your commercial building has computer screens, employees may complain about glare. With commercial window tint installed, you can have the luxury of natural light with less glare, eye strain, and productivity loss.
  • Decreased UV Radiation – UV radiation causes furniture, floors, and other elements inside your business to become faded.
  • Increased Comfort – If you have rooms that have excessive sunlight at times of the day this can cause the overall temperature to be higher in those rooms, causing discomfort. Shades or blinds to not significantly help with this since the head is still comin in through cracks.
  • Increased Energy Efficiency – Window tints reflect heat from the sun, enabling far less heat access to your building in the hot months. This means less work for your HVAC system, cheaper bills, and even a longer lasting system.

How Commercial Window Tint Affects Your HVAC System

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.

Window Tints Can  Reduce Strain on Your HVAC System

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.

How Do Window Tints Affect Energy Efficiency

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.


  • Window tint films provide insulation for your windows improving HVAC efficiency.
  • Window tint films block out the sun’s glare, still permitting light to come through thus reducing the need to keep lights on all the time during the day.
  • Window tint films block UV rays to protect your possessions from sun damage.
  • Window tint films reduce solar heat gain, leading to energy savings and improved HVAC performance.

Commercial Window Tint Film Can  Also Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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.

Call Team Nutz For Commercial Window Tint Film Installation

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!

Ed Nuttall