You’ve probably heard the term “Low-E” when it comes to window films, or perhaps windows. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding them these days as people seek to save money on heating costs. We sell and install Low-E window films so that we can confirm that they save clients money and have an ROI within three years. They accomplish this by reflecting about 70% of solar heat gain off the glass during the summer and conserving 50% of internal heat in the winter. Here’s more information on these amazing energy-saving windows films.
Low-E Window Film Defined
Low-E stands for low emissivity. The emissivity of a film is the percentage at which heat is reflected from the windows. The lower the “e-value” of a window film, the better. This means it saves more energy. Standard solar control films have an “e-value” of .84 or 84%. Low-E films have even lower “e-values,” so they are more energy-efficient and save consumers more money on energy bills.
The Benefits of Low-E Window Films
Low-E window film protects people and property: UV rays that come through windows are hazardous. They induce cancer and eye diseases in humans. Over time, when exposed to UV radiation, furnishings will fade. Low E films protect people and property from these types of UV rays. So not only do these films save you money on utility bills but doctor bills and furnishing replacing too.
Low-E Window Film Makes Spaces More Comfortable: Heat is transferred through windows as a result of solar heat gain. When this occurs, interiors experience overly hot or cold regions in the middle of the day. Low-e window film evens out temperatures within cities, making them more pleasant.
Low-E Window Film is Easy and Fast to Have Installed: Low-e window films or windows are a way to save money on energy bills, with savings of up to 50% in energy costs. However, Low-E window films are considerably more cost-effective than replacing windows and can be installed in one day!