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Knowledge is Power.
Did you know that your home can be a greater source of pollution than your car? In fact, 16% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are generated from the energy used in houses nationwide.
Energy used in our homes often comes from the burning of fossil fuels at power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain and global warming. Simply put, the less energy we use in our homes, the less air pollution we generate.
WINDOWS CAN CAUSE LOSS OF ENERGY
According to recent studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy windows and doors together account for 70% of your heating load and 46% of your cooling load. Windows may be your home’s biggest cause of energy loss. You lose three times as much energy through the glass in your windows as you lose from leakage around the frames and sash. So, though you conscientiously caulk and weather-strip all your windows, you still will lose energy through them in two other ways:
- Conduction or the direct transmission of heat through your window panes.
- Radiation is the movement of energy through space. Windows store heat and radiate it to the outside, or to the inside, as appropriate.
Clear glass (including double pane/insulating glass) permits almost all of the sun’s radiant heat to enter. Dye only tinted glass absorbs part of this heat and re-radiates it to the outside air. But when it is hot outdoors and there is no breeze to carry away the absorbed heat, the protection from dye only tinted glass drops very low, just when you need it most. Much of this heat movement can be prevented by the use of Energy Saving window treatments.
Energy Saving window film reduces energy costs by 25 to 30% so products will help pay for themselves.
Energy Saving window tint rejects nearly 80% of the heat normally transmitted by the sun into your home through your windows.
Window tinting is the best way to reduce your carbon footprint!
Save Energy Costs!
According to the EPA Energy Star Buildings Manual in the United States, approximately 50% of an average home’s utility bills are wasted by loss of heat and heat gain through untreated windows. Vista and LLumar window film can lower heating up to 40% and cooling expenses by rejecting solar heat from the outside, eliminating hot and cold spots inside, and helping to prevent heat from escaping.
Sundown Window Tinting, Blinds and More
services the following areas:
Western North Carolina
Upstate South Carolina
Tri-City area, Eastern Tennessee
If you have any additional questions about the window shades we carry, contact us today for more information and a free estimate.