As a homeowner here in San Antonio, heating and cooling (but especially cooling) can really drive up energy costs. Although this city is relatively temperate we have long summers which means a/c runs about three quarters of the year and gets expensive. Here at Custom Tint Solutions, we get a lot of homeowners coming to us looking to reduce energy expenses, specifically cooling costs, through the use of window film. Usually, they find us through a reference from a friend or family member who has seen the savings power of window films and tints already but some people come in skeptical. We totally understand that. Before our owner, Martin Faith, started our company he was skeptical too. However, after installing window film on his own home and seeing results–he was convinced. So convinced that he started our company 12 years ago. To understand for yourself how your San Antonio home will save money with window film, read below and see how it works. 

How Does Window Film Work to Save Money?

Window film works to save you money on utility costs in many ways. It works across several vectors to make your San Antonio home more energy-efficient. All of which lower utility bills. Some homeowners are concerned energy-efficient window films will change the appearance of their homes but this is not so. Films range from fully opaque to tinted to optically clear so the choice is yours. The most common way window film saves on energy bills is through insulation. The amount of insulation a film gives depends on the product but a good rule of thumb is– you are adding the insulation value of an entire pane of glass. So single-pane windows will now have the same insulation as double pane and double pane the same as triple. Energy-efficient window films go beyond insulation. For the hot days like we see in San Antonio, they are designed to reflect, redirect and/or absorb the intense rays of the sun. The best films for lowering solar heat gain are typically the higher-end ceramic ones. However, some of our clients love daylight redirecting films that stop glare and redirects it further into rooms to reduce lighting costs. When it comes down to it, the energy-efficient film that is right for your home depends on your needs and personal preference. Having a seasoned professional consult with you is key to getting the most out of your home window tint or film. 

Custom Tint Solutions For The Best Money Saving Window Films

To get the most savings and efficacy from your window film, you need to have the right film installed. Over the life of the film, the difference between picking the right film and the wrong one could mean thousands of your hard-earned dollars saved/lost. Custom Tint Solutions is a seasoned window film installer. Plus, we are an authorized dealer of most of the leading energy-efficient window film brands: 3M, Llumar, Enerlogic, and Solargard included. We have laid millions of feet of window film throughout the years and will know which film will work for you. For more information contact us today to learn more about each brand, browse our impressive selections and schedule a free, onsite, window film consultation for your San Antonio home.

Mike Kinsey, Author at Custom Tint Solutions

Mike Kinsey uses his knowledge of window film products and industry innovations to help customers find simple, versatile solutions for meeting their architectural goals. As the Operations Manager for Custom Tint Solutions, he is the head of sales, customer relations, and product education and also personally oversees all window film installs from start to finish. His fifteen years of experience combined with his background in construction and project management sets him apart as an expert in his field. Mike's qualifications are extensive and are backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.