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5 Ways Architectural Window Films are Helping Homeowners Beat Record Heatwaves

It's projected that 2023 will be one of the top warmest years on Earth. With heatwaves lasting longer and reaching record setting temperatures in the summer, homeowners need energy-efficient products to help combat the increasing severity of the seasonal climates. architectural window films offer a dynamic solution that can enhance a home's aesthetics, comfort, and privacy while helping reduce interior temperatures without overloading the HVAC system.

Here are five ways residential window films can help homeowners improve interior thermal comfort and beat the summertime heat.

1.) Improving Energy Efficiency

Rising temperatures mean excess heat entering your home through the windows. As a result, your home's HVAC system works harder to maintain the desired room temperature, resulting in higher energy bills. Moreover, overloading an air conditioning system can result in power outages, tripped circuit breakers, or cause components to fail. Architectural window films like XPEL Clear View Plus can reduce the amount of infrared heat passing through the window, making it easier for the air conditioning system to maintain a room's selected temperature.

2.) Protects the Home Against Harmful UV Rays

Uncomfortable room temperatures and blinding sun glare are hazards one can physically feel from excess heat coming through home windows. But the invisible threat to homeowners is harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays beaming into your home. UV rays pose a risk to your health, as constant exposure is a leading risk for skin cancer. Additionally, prolonged sun exposure can cause premature fading on furniture, décor, and wooden flooring. High quality window film installed by a professional can help block up to 99% of harmful UV radiation.

3.) Staying Cool with Solar Heat Rejection

In addition to blocking harmful UV rays, a quality architectural window film can reflect the leading cause currently raising the temperature in your living room during summer – infrared heat. Certain window film works to reflect infrared heat instead of absorbing it. This ensures your home's interior remains comfortable while the temperature outside rises—moreover, this premium window film may qualify for a Residential Tax Credit .

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, residential homeowners who install window film on their homes may qualify for a tax credit. This new policy is designed as an incentive for homeowners to invest in energy-saving products like UV protective and infrared deflecting window film to reduce carbon footprints.

4.) Dismisses Sun Glare in the Room

Sun glare can ruin watching TV, working from home, or simply trying to enjoy the comfort of home. The blinding ray of sunlight casts a glow over digital screens and blinds your eyes. Sun glare is effectively reduced when a home's glass windows are treated with architectural window film. It can increase a room's physical and visible comfort.

5.) More Privacy Looking In without Affecting the View Looking Out

Natural light can make all the difference in the aesthetics of a room. However, letting the light in can mean unwanted exposure to the outside world. Certain window films can provide enhanced privacy by having a higher reflectivity from the outside. This prevents viewing from the outside while still maintaining some visibility on the inside to provide a certain level of privacy.

Reject the Heat with XPEL Window Film

A home should be a place of safety and comfort. Investing in any of XPEL VISION extensive product line of window films can transform your home by improving its privacy, reducing sun glare, and rejecting the main causes of solar heat. Plus, it can help save money on energy bills.

Use our Installer Locator Tool to find a certified XPEL dealer near you and get a free quote on architecture window film today!