One of 3M Window Films most amazing and verifiable attributes is it’s ability to cut heat coming through the glass. We have demonstrated reductions in temperature, with 3M Window Films, of 25 degrees Fahrenheit.
A typical scenario involves homes (businesses) with a morning sun exposure, which begins to heat the home (business) early in the day. This kicks on the AC. As the sun moves to the afternoon heat continues to pour in, but the AC unit is already being challenged trying to keep the home cool from the morning sun. Generally, rooms with afternoon and evening sun exposure continue to heat up, in spite of the AC running, but the rooms which got morning sun are cooled off. Usually, the owner ends up just pulling all the blinds right off the bat - which helps with the heat, but sure puts a dent in the view out the window. Then they hope the AC can keep up.
This is exactly what 3M Window Film is for! Running that AC unit all day is costing you money - the less it runs, the less you spend. And it is not unusual to see a payback of only a couple of years...this helps you, helps our country’s energy supply, and helps the planet! 3M Films also hold heat energy in during the winter season - so you have energy (money) savings all year ‘round.
We can also offer energy savings analyzers:
Homeowners: Click on the "Cost Analyzer" link. This link will take you to a 3M page with a simple but effective way to actually estimate what kind of cost savings you might expect from the application of a given 3M Window Film product to your home's glazing. Use Sacramento as the field, not Portland, as our climate is much more similar to Sacramento.
Business Owners: Want to know exactly what kind of money you are spending needlessly on heating and cooling? Then put the 3M Energy Cost Analyzer to work for you. 3M has developed a program which allows a business owner to input a number of data points into their system, using any of 3M's window films, and calculate what yearly cost savings and payback on investment will be. This program is absolutely free, but does require collecting some information regarding current energy costs, sizes, numbers and orientation of building glazing, etc. We will accumulate the data and in a matter of a day or two, you can know what savings are available to you by applying 3M Window Films to your building's glass.
Comfort / Energy
3M Window Film Cost Analyzer
For a climate similar to that of the Southern Oregon area, use Sacramento, CA as your location.
The environmental benefits of window films are well known as films contribute to homes and buildings using less energy to keep spaces cool.