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Installing window tint on your home windows can be a nice way to save energy and consequently money on your electric bills, especially in the hot months of summer. During summer, the sun is hottest and when the rays gain access into the inside of the house, they will heat up the air and the result of this is that the air conditioner will run longer, leading to higher energy bills.

By adding a window tint, also known as a window film, you will prevent most of the sun rays from accessing inside the rooms to heat up the air, and in so doing, you will save considerable amount of money, while keeping the rooms cool.

How window tints work

Unlike solar screens which are installed outside of the windows, window tints are installed on the inside of the windows. The sun rays are divided into three components-: the ultra violet rays, the visible light and the infrared light. When the rays strike the glass on the windows, the tint blocks the ultra violet rays from penetrating through and accessing the inside of the room.

As a result, the amount of light and heat that will access the room will be substantially reduced. Depending on the type as well as the strength of the tint chosen, the quantity of heat and light accessing the inside of your rooms will vary.

When this happen, there will be a reduction in the solar heat gain inside the rooms, and ultimately lowering the load on the air conditioner. There are also other certain window tints that will insulate the windows to increase the cooling effect of the AC, thus making it more energy efficient.

Cheap and easy to install

One of the benefits of using window tints is that they are not expensive compared to purchasing and installing energy efficient windows. Also, there are no special skills needed to install them and if you can read instruction and you have a kitchen knife, then you don’t need the assistance of professional installers to install the tints for you.