Energy efficiency is imperative for homes in Colorado. Winter temperatures often dip into the single digits and summers bring bouts of extreme heat and drought. Without energy efficient windows, you could find yourself spending an alarming amount of money on utility costs.
If you purchased your home as is, you may find that your single pane windows are less than stellar when it comes to energy efficiency. A simple way to put this to the test is to sit by the window on a very hot or very cold day. If you sense a temperature change, it’s likely that your windows lack insulation.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way you can improve the performance of your windows. Window film can help make your Fort Collins home more energy efficient. The following case study examines the effects of window film for Colorado homes and gives insight into how much one can expect to save.
Case Study: Energy Saving Film for Colorado Home
This study took place not too far from Fort Collins in the Denver metropolitan area. After moving to Colorado and purchasing a new house, the homeowner found that his energy bills were unusually expensive. For his average sized 2900 sq ft home, he was spending upwards of $260 per month on energy costs during the summer.
In attempts to remedy the situation, the homeowner replaced the old windows in the home with new ones. The old windows were a decade old and had only single pane glass. It was clear they were not performing as well they should. With the new windows installed, summer energy costs for the home dropped down to $216 per month the following year. Better, but still expensive.
The owner did some research and came across Vista Window Film. Curious, he decided to give it a try and had the film installed on his new windows. Immediately, he could tell the difference. His home was more comfortable and cooler during the day and his airconditioning ran for shorter periods of a time.
The next summer, the film proved to be as effective as he hoped. The August utility bill was $83. The owner of the home was elated. Only two years before, he was spending over $180 per month more than he was now. The problem was solved and window film had done the trick.
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You too can experience the benefits of window film! Call Fort Collins’ window tinting experts at Green Light Window Films to schedule your free onsite consultation or receive an estimate on window film in the Fort Collins metro area.