For most states in Australia, peak energy usage occurs during the summer months, when the need to keep homes and offices at a comfortable temperature means air conditioners are working overtime. This not only impacts on the supply of energy during our hot summers, but can send energy bills through the roof.
But the roof is actually not the issue; rather, in Australia and New Zealand, 30% of the energy used to cool (or heat) our homes and offices goes right out the window, which cannot be prevented even with the use of blinds or shutters. Double or triple-glazing glass can dramatically reduce this energy loss, but the cost of retro-fitting homes or offices is prohibitive for most.
One of the most economical and effective solutions to this issue is the application of 3M’s ThinsulateTM Climate Control Window Film. Like most solar control films, ThinsulateTM works to prevent solar energy from entering windows, a quality which is called Low Emissivity (‘Low E’). ThinsulateTM, however, also prevents radiant heat from transferring from one side of the glass to another, so hot air stays outside in summer and warm air stays inside in winter.
What this means for you, whether in your home or workplace, is a significant reduction in energy loss and consumption, and the attendant reduction in your energy bills. In fact, applied to a single-pane window, ThinsulateTM improves insulation value to close to that of a double-pane, and improves a double-pane window’s insulation value to close to a triple-pane.
3M ThinsulateTM also blocks up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays, increasing personal comfort and preventing fading of carpets, curtains, upholstery and timber floors, protecting the value and appearance of your home or office. And ThinsulateTM doesn’t change the view from your windows, as it is virtually invisible.
Overall, 3M’s ThinsulateTM Climate Control Window Film is one of the most cost-effective ways you can transform your home or office so it is not only comfortable all year round, but is energy efficient and saves you money.
Find out more about 3M ThinsulateTM and the other solar window films available from Premier Tint here or call us on 1300 138 468.