Applying Heat-Control Film to Your Windows Keeps Your Home Cooler in the Summertime

While summer is full of fun and adventures, it’s also a time where utility bills increase faster than you can blink. As much as it would be nice to possess Storm from X-Men‘s weather-altering powers to control the outside temperature, we’ll have to settle for something else.

If you’re looking to shave a few dollars off of your electricity bill, you can do this by placing a heat-control film on your windows. An added benefit to window film is that you prevent UV rays from damaging carpet and home furnishings over time. There are two different types of window film that can be used to reduce your home’s intake of sunlight: adhesive and static cling. Both are available in different tints and patterns to suit your liking.

Adhesive

The adhesive film is the ideal choice for homeowners that prefer long-term use. Available in different roll sizes to accommodate all windows, adhesive film requires a little bit of elbow grease and patience.

Static

For those who don’t mind a quicker, short-term option, the static-cling film is the best route. The static-cling film is thicker than the adhesive and easier to apply and remove. For renters who are looking to trim down the energy bill without making the landlord upset, this is the way to go.

If you’re now considering applying window film, grab a spray bottle, mild soap, squeegee, utility knife, and tape measure and get ready to roll!

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