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How Window Film Reduces Commercial Energy Consumption

Home Energy Consumption

Window films help cut down glare, reduce heat gain in the summer, and keep heat in during the winter. It’s estimated they block around 40% of heat lost during colder seasons and approximately 70% of heat entering a space during hot seasons. Window films come in a variety of options and styles that all contribute to their effectiveness when looking to reduce energy costs. Take a look at four models of window film from 3M to compare how each reduces commercial energy consumption and helps you save money.

Benefits of Commercial Window Tinting & Film

Window tinting films are not only designed to enhance your Kansas City commercial property, but also to provide security and privacy. In addition, window film reduces solar heat gain by as much as 85% and improves insulation properties.

Other benefits include:

  • Reduce Cooling and Heating Loads
  • Reduce Interior Fading
  • Reduce Utility Expenses
  • Bomb Blast Protection
  • Deter Smash-and-Grab Crime
  • Create Privacy for Glass-Walled Rooms and Offices
  • Reduce Glare
  • Reduce Graffiti Abatement Expenses
  • Increase Tenant and Resident Comfort


3M Sun Control Window Film Ceramic Series

The 3M Sun Control Window Film Ceramic Series is a good balance between savings and quality.

In addition to providing low-reflectivity and heat reduction, it does not contain metal, which can corrode over time and often change color on the edges. This ceramic series allows for low reflectivity, high clarity and outstanding heat reduction.

The Ceramic Series, which rejects up to 80% of the sun’s heat producing infrared rays, offers almost as much infrared heat rejection as the Prestige Series. This makes it a great candidate for reducing commercial energy consumption.

3M Sun Control Window Film Neutral Series

The most common film in the Classic Series is the Neutral 35. These films offers great performance and comes with an abrasion resistant coating to maintain a quality appearance.

The Neutral 35 sun control film transmits an increased amount of light with low reflectivity. Made from polyester, this film reduces 99% of harmful UV rays. The Neutral 35’s metal coating gives it a gray tint, but the color will not fade or change. As opposed to non-metallic films, the Neutral 35 may cause increased interference with electronic signals.

This film is an ideal solution to reduce solar heat gain as well as glare, discomfort, and air conditioning costs.

3M Prestige Series Film

Like the Ceramic Series, Prestige Series films do not contain metal. This means you don’t need to worry about corrosion or any interference with electronic devices or signals. These films are also less reflective than the Ceramic or Classic Series.

Prestige Series films utilize layers of polymer to achieve the best performance, and their appearance and clarity beats out other films, too.

This multi-layer film rejects up to 97% of infrared light and is one of the top films in the industry.

3M Select Series Night Vision Film

3M’s Select Series Night Vision films have high-performance features designed to maximize sun control, making it one of the most energy efficient options.

Unlike other high-performance sun control films, the Night Vision films offer low interior reflectivity. The Select Series also works to protect your home from harmful UV rays while addressing heat and glare.

Night Vision films give you clear views during the afternoon and evening, and they reject up to 71% of the sun’s heat, which means more comfortability and a lower energy bill.

Request a Quote

Want to reduce your commercial energy consumption? KC Window Film is ready to help.

As a 3M™ Certified Dealer Installer, we can answer any questions about your windows, or our window films, and ensure everything is installed properly. Request a quote today!

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