As we all know, the Australian climate is one of extremes and, as a result, our energy use can vary wildly, peaking in most states during our hot summers, as we struggle to keep homes and work spaces at a comfortable temperature. And, of course, the result of turning up the air con for both businesses and home owners is higher energy bills.
The issue is that, in Australia and New Zealand, 30% of the energy used to cool or heat a building goes straight out the window, something that cannot be prevented even with the use of blinds or shutters. Of course, double- or triple-glazing glass dramatically reduces this energy loss, but the cost of retro-fitting homes or offices is prohibitive.
An economical and effective solution is in reach, however, with the application of 3M’s ThinsulateTM Climate Control Window Film. This remarkable product works in two ways — it not only has Low Emissivity (‘Low E’), which means it is designed to reflect radiant heat away from windows, rather than allowing the glass to absorb it, ThinsulateTM also prevents radiant heat from transferring from one side of the glass to another, keeping hot air outside in summer and warm air inside in winter.
In fact, applying ThinsulateTM to a single-pane window improves its insulation value to close to that of a double-pane, and improves a double-pane close to a triple-pane, which represents a significant reduction in energy loss, and the associated reduction in the cost of your energy bills.
Another huge advantage of 3M’s ThinsulateTM is that it blocks up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays from penetrating your windows, which increases personal comfort and prevents fading of carpets, curtains, upholstery and timber floors, preserving the value and appearance of your interior. And the window film doesn’t change the view from your windows, as it is virtually invisible.
Overall, 3M’s ThinsulateTM Climate Control Window Film is one of the most cost-effective ways you can transform your home or office that is not only comfortable all year round, but is energy efficient and saves you money.
Find out more about 3M ThinsulateTM and the other solar control window films available from Cooltone here or call us on 1300 302 212.
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