Window film isn’t just good for your home, it’s good for the city you live in, and indeed for the whole country. When you install window film, you’re dramatically lowering the cost of cooling and heating your home because it requires less energy to keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer. But what does this mean for the bigger picture?
America Facing Power Crisis
When scientists, engineers, and politicians talk about the “power grid,” they mean the whole network of cables and towers that transport electricity across the country, much of which was built 50 or 60 years ago, when energy was more of a luxury than a birthright. Very few Americans realize how outdated our country’s power grid system is. As technologies change faster than our ability to channel and house the energy we’re creating, our existing grid only falls farther behind and becomes more vulnerable to damage and failure. People are demanding more power than ever, and we’re running risks of black or brown outs from over-exerting our grid.
What Difference Does Window Film Make?
The most common occurrence of brown outs is during a heat wave or a cold snap, when all homeowners suddenly fire up their heaters or air conditioners to temper the weather. If you don’t have a well-insulated home with windows that can reflect light and save energy, you’re contributing to the immense strain on the American power grid and drawing your neighborhood closer to a shortage or outage.
In these modern times, Americans need to be more responsible than ever about their energy consumption. Installing window film will not only save you money and make your home more comfortable, but it’s part of your civic duty! If you’d like to learn more, contact us at Brower Tinting and Graphics—we’re the best in the Pacific Northwest!