Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and if your reading this, you probably noticed that certain parts of your home stay warmer, or cooler than others. While this may be welcome certain times of year, hot and cold spots usually end up becoming more of a nuisance, resulting in expensive energy bills and completely avoiding useful rooms in your own home. Even well insulated homes, with high quality double and triple pane glass, are still susceptible to uneven temperatures. If any of this sounds familiar to you, or hits too close to home (pun intended), climate control window film is the perfect solution for you.
What Causes Uneven Temperatures and How Window Film Resolves It.
If your home has a good HVAC unit, double or triple pane glass, and good insulation, yet still experiences uneven temperatures, you may have one of these two problems in your home. Here is how climate control window film can help.
- Poor Thermostat Placement: Is your thermostat located in a place that tends to stay warmer than the rest of the house? For example, your thermostat may be placed in a room filled with windows, or receive direct sunlight at certain times of the day. If this is the case your A/C probably runs non-stop in the summer, and in the winter, your heater probably doesn’t like to run at all. This is a common cause of “cold spots” in homes, and there is nothing worse than sleeping in a room that’s never a comfortable temperature.
- Resolution: In most cases, resolving poor thermostat placement is a cost effective and easy fix. If your thermostat is placed in a room filled with windows that cause direct sunlight to contact the thermostat, or cause the room to be warmer than the rest of the house, simply have heat rejective or climate control window film installed on those targeted windows. Presto! Even temperatures at a low cost.
- Uneven Solar Exposure: Most of us have no control over which direction our home is oriented, if your home has rooms with a large South, Southwest or Southeastern exposure to the sun, you may be experiencing “hot spots” in your home. In this case, your thermostat is probably located in a temperate section of your home, yet certain rooms tend to stay very warm due to the constant Southern, solar exposure. Your A/C simply can not cool of certain rooms no matter how high you crank it up.
- Resolution: In most cases, resolving “hot spots” with window film is a cost effective and easy fix as well. Simply have climate control window film installed in the rooms that tend to stay warmer. Presto! Even temperatures once again. Window Film can reject up to 80% of solar energy.
Next time you are uncomfortable in your own home, do not hesitate to contact your local climate control window tint experts, San Antonio Window Tinting, today!
About The Author: Mike Kinsey
Mike Kinsey has been installing window film in the San Antonio area for over a decade. He has experience working on a wide range of projects, including those involving residential, commercial, industrial, public, and government buildings. During his time working as the Operations Manager for San Antonio Window Tint, he has installed an estimated 250,000 square feet of window film. In addition to site management, Mike also oversees critical operation such as sales, training, and customer relations. He has completed numerous professional development courses and is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.
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