How Can Window Tinting Help Keep Your Home Warm?
There’s no denying that heating bills tend to get expensive during the winter months. While many of us accept it as a necessary part of staying warm in winter, others might be wondering if there are things they can do to help reduce that heating bill and still stay toasty.
Window tinting is the answer. If you’re wondering how window tinting on the Gold Coast can keep you warm in winter, carry on reading for more information.
What is window tinting?
Window tinting is the process of applying a thin, transparent sheet or dark film to your windows. Usually associated with vehicles, tinting the windows of your home can have numerous benefits, especially if you need a way to decrease your heating costs throughout winter.
How does window tinting help you stay warm?
Window tinting works by acting as a form of insulation, keeping cool air out and warm temperatures in. This is especially useful for homes that have a lot of large windows. Glass is a great temperature conductor, meaning it is relatively easy for cold temperatures to get in and heat to escape through it. A huge amount of heat can escape through the glass, causing your heating bill to skyrocket.
Window tints act to disrupt this temperature exchange by reducing the rate at which it occurs, meaning that more heat is retained inside and cool air is slowed from entering through your windows. With more warm air being retained inside, you don’t have to run your heater so much, which helps to reduce your heating bill overall.
Window tinting is especially beneficial to older homes as well. Those big old beautiful Queenslander homes on the Gold Coast can get decidedly draughty and cool during winter. Window tinting helps to keep your home warm so you don’t have to worry about how expensive your energy bill is going to be when you’re constantly running your heater just to stay warm.
Which type of window tint or film is best?
Enerlogic energy-efficient window films are a great option if you want all the benefits of double-glazed glass, without the price tag of replacing all the windows in your home. Enerlogic window films work by regulating the temperature of your home, offering comparable thermal performance to that of double-glazed windows.
Are there other benefits to tinting your windows?
Residential window tinting offers so many benefits above and beyond just keeping your home warm. Not only does window tinting help prevent warmth from escaping your home via the windows, but it also helps prevent your home from overheating in the summer.
For those of us who live in Queensland, we know how important that can be. This helps keep your home cooler and will save you a lot of money on your AC bills.
Window tinting is also a great way to increase the privacy of your home as it reduces the chances that people can see into your property.
We can help you with all your Gold Coast window tinting needs!
For more information on window tinting, read our previous blog on the window tinting installation process.