If you’re the owner or property manager of an apartment complex, just juggling day-to-day repairs can keep you busy. But investing in a plan to upgrade your building’s energy efficiency will save you time and money in the long run.
The first building improvements that come to mind may be replacing old air conditioning units, installing extra insulation, or installing a new roof. But if window film isn’t at the top of that list, it needs to be.
Reduces Solar Heat Gain
Many apartment complexes have large windows and sliding glass doors which allow in direct sunlight. When the sun shines in, it heats up living spaces and runs up utility bills—both for the owner and the tenants. Having quality window film professionally installed can reduce unwanted solar heat gain by more than 80%, and cut cooling costs by as much as 30%, according to the International Window Film Association (IWFA).
Cost Effective Solution
Window film installation can be three times more cost effective than replacing an air conditioner. In fact, window film can extend the life of HVAC systems by reducing maintenance and strains on the system.
Window film also costs less than replacing windows and sliding glass doors— allowing you to make other upgrades to the units. Plus, it offers other energy-saving benefits including:
· Reduces glare
· Offers UV protection
· Minimizes fading of furnishings, flooring, and décor
· Increases daytime privacy
· Improves building aesthetics
Energy Saving Rebates Available
There are also a wide range of window film rebate programs available to commercial property owners. The rebates vary greatly from state to state, so it’s important to research your local utility company’s rules and regulations.