When you own a small business, you look for ways to improve your bottom line. One way to do this is by installing commercial window film, which reflects and absorbs incoming light and heat to cut down on energy expenses and protect your investment.
Cooling Cost Reduction
Many electric companies charge higher rates during peak periods, which typically coincide with daytime business hours. Because window film blocks the sun’s heat, it allows offices and showrooms to remain cooler longer and decreases the need for air conditioning to kick on during peak rate times. This means you save money on your electric bill and extend the life of your HVAC system. Reduced heat from windows also helps keep building temperatures consistent during work hours, which can increase employee productivity and customer comfort.
In addition to blocking outdoor heat, window film helps eliminate bright, direct sunlight that can create excessive glare on computer screens or displays, and cause eyestrain and fatigue. Since window film minimizes glare, you will will not have to resort to purchasing window coverings that close off free natural light, and that increase the need for electric lighting.
Safety and Security
As a small business owner, it’s important to protect your property from burglary and vandalism, and installing professional window tinting can help. Safety and security films will hold shards of broken glass together so thieves cannot easily penetrate the glass in a smash-and-grab scenario. In the case of natural disasters that may break windows, window film keeps glass in place to protect people from injury and your structure from further damage. Check if your window film installer carries anti-graffiti window film, too, which can protect windows against acid etching and spray paints.
UV Ray Protection
Direct ultraviolet exposure from sunlight can damage your furnishings and incite replacement costs. Installing window film slows the fading of furniture, fabric and carpeting, and reduces cracking and drying on leather and vinyl. Window film can protect your skin as well because it blocks 99% of UV rays that can cause dry skin, premature aging, and skin cancer.
Installing professional window film at your business can be money well spent when looking to cut back on electric costs and to add an extra layer of protection to your furnishings and property.