The summer months in the Southern Hemisphere fall over a festive holiday period which means fun holidays cooling off in the sea or at home in the swimming pool. But summer stretches out long after we have returned to work and school, and this means higher electricity bills as we try and keep offices and classrooms cool in often unbearable heat. Concentration levels drop and productivity all but grinds to a halt as children and employees battle fatigue often caused by overheating and dehydration. Germs and illness often spread as air-conditioners are set far too cold to counter the effects of the heat outside, which also decreases productivity caused by absences. Applying Solar and Energy Control Film is an easy way to reduce the risk of overheating, in any environment.
We applied window film to a school in Johannesburg that had sun streaming into their classroom windows. This not only increased the temperature of the classroom but also caused a glare on the whiteboards which made it difficult for students to see.
We installed a 35% Natural Solar and Energy Control Film to the windows. This eliminated the whiteboard glare but also reduced heat by 5°. Because the film was only 35% it didn’t block the view out of the windows and still let in lots of natural light.
The whiteboard problem is similar to that of the computer monitor glare often experienced in offices. Employees often have to close blinds or move to a different seat until the sun moves enough to reduce the glare. In addition, research says that the best temperature for a comfortable working environment is between around 22°. At the height of our summers and even sometimes in winter, this temperature can only be achieved by the consistent use of air-conditioning. But a Solar Control and Energy Film on your office windows will reduce heat and your energy bill while increasing workplace efficiency. You can choose the intensity of the film depending on different factors.
Window films are also a great solution for retail outlets that have stock in a street-facing shop window, too. While having a beautiful window display attracts passing consumers, it also bears the brunt of the sun and the UV rays damage items and be very costly to the business. Solar and Energy Control film has UV filters which blocks out 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and will protect items in the window but will not obstruct the view in the window as people pass by.
As a low cost yet highly effective product, it’s no surprise that many of our clients are requesting window film installations as an effective option over curtains and blinds. This is because not only is it easy to install, it also is cost effective and give good return on investment as your energy bill are markedly decreased.
Contact us for a free consultation to discuss personal benefits of installing Solar and Energy Control Film in your home, shop or office.