Finding Window Film to Conserve Energy Just Got EasierNovember 3rd, 2021 by Chris Collier
With soaring utility rates, conserving energy may be an important strategy in keeping up with energy payments as some areas of the U.S. face double-digit increases for electricity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Professionally installed window film is a cost-effective and well-proven product for commercial and residential applications that can save on utility expense and deliver more even interior temperatures in both winter and summer, according to the International Window Film Association (IWFA). Based on the product selected, such as a low-e coating to reflect heat back indoors in winter, window films may also reduce solar heat gain by up to 84% in summer, knock down the sun’s glare and provide an added level of safety by holding glass shards in place when a window is broken.
To help the public readily locate window films, the IWFA has a new website featuring an easy-to-use directory to find a local window film professional, a window film distributor or a window film manufacturer. All listed companies are members of the IWFA and have agreed to its policies and guidelines when marketing or making claims about product performance.
“With energy prices reaching levels not seen in a decade or more, the IWFA felt it important to create a simple to use website so the public can learn as much as possible about window films and then find window film,” says Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “Once installed, window film may offer year-round savings of about five to 10 percent of the buildings’ total energy bill. New window films block 40-60 percent of all energy being lost through glass in winter and may cut cooling costs by 30 percent.”
Visit the IWFA’s website to learn more.