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Stay Cool and Stay Safe!

By darrell@iwfa.com on 7/25/2016

Whether you have your air conditioner on high or have surrounded yourself with oscillating fans, it's official... things are heating up around here! There comes a point in the summer where the need to be cool and comfortable outweighs the dread of your upcoming electricity bill. In search of an affordable option for relief? Well, you have come to the right place!

Here's a few tips to ensure you have a comfortable and energy efficient summer:

Keep yourself out of the sun - Believe it or not, you can still experience sunburn and skin damage while indoors. Most untreated windows only block about 25% of UV rays from entering your home. For those of us who enjoy sitting by sunny windows, that could mean real damage. Not to mention, how quickly it can boost your body temperature. While still allowing natural light to enter your home, a professional installation of window film can block up to 99% of dangerous, skin damaging UV rays - keeping you cool and protected!

Alleviate the glare - We've all experienced it. That one seat at the kitchen table or in the living room that's considered the "hot spot". Not only does it turn that beautiful leather couch into hot lava, but the glare hits you just right and blinds your view! You've been putting up with it for years, but window film can stop more than 80% of solar energy coming through windows - ultimately blocking window glare. Finally, you will be able to enjoy your favorite chair without having to cover it with a blanket or wear your sunglasses indoors.

Opt for energy efficiency - Did you know, windows may account for over 50% of a house's summertime cooling load? Your windows may be a major factor in your struggle to keep your home cooled evenly. While a complete window replacement sounds great, it is out of the question for many of us. Instead, opt for a professional installation of window film. The installation could actually deliver up to a 30% reduction in cooling costs.

Summertime should be a season of fun both indoors and outside. Why sweat the energy bills when there's an easy and affordable option to alleviate the issue? For more information on window film and the many benefits it has to offer your home, check out our Beauty Inside & Out booklet. Then, visit our Find an Installer page and connect with one of our professional, accredited window film installers.

Stay cool, stay safe, and enjoy your summer!