Eliminate Heat Pockets in Your Home This Summer

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Eliminate Heat Pockets in Your Home This Summer

The summer months can be extremely hot, especially for those living in the Sunshine State. The Weather Channel reported summer 2019 will be even warmer than usual. Unfortunately, buildings and homes are not always as cool as they should be inside.

According to Energy.gov, “about 76 percent of sunlight that falls on standard double-pane windows enters to become heat.” When the sun hits unprotected windows, it can create heat pockets in the space, meaning the temperature near windows is much higher compared to surrounding areas inside. This uneven temperature can significantly impact the cost of cooling and can make living or working in the area of a heat pocket uncomfortable. Luckily, 3M™ Window Film products protect against heat pockets.

Heat Protection

3M™ Window Film is backed by science and is proven to work best through the hottest part of the day, when the sun is directly overhead. The testing for these films is done at a realistic sun angle to ensure that the function of the film works during the hottest part of the day.

3M™ Sun Control Window Film Prestige Series is available in a tint and clear color, which lets in the natural light but rejects the heat and dangerous UV rays that comes with it. This allows spaces nearest windows to continue to have plenty of light, but the temperature will be comfortable, thus eliminating heat pockets.

Additional Protection

3M™ Thinsulate Window Film can be installed to add an even higher degree of heat rejection. This product works to make a single pane window perform like a double pane, and a double pane to perform like a triple pane window. Even though Thinsulate offers a higher insulation value, natural light is not compromised. This film allows up to 75 percent of light to still be transmitted through the window.

Energy Savings

Not only will heat pockets be eliminated by using 3M™ window film, the cost of maintaining a consistent temperature will go down as well.

Due to the high temperatures that can occur near windows, air conditioner units work harder to keep that space cool. This causes energy costs for a home or business higher than it needs to be.

The additional wear on the A/C unit from the increased temperatures in summer can make the unit not last as long. According to Air Filters Delivered,  “AC units are very expensive and should last an average of 20 years. Proper care throughout your ownership will keep your unit in the best shape possible.” Using 3M™ Window Film can help lower the strain on you air conditioner and could keep it running longer, saving money.

Contact Us

3M™ Window Film can help you keep cool and eliminate heat pockets in your home or business. To learn more, contact NBI Suncontrol at (941)-360-8500 or visit www.nbisuncontrol.com.

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