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How Companies Are Benefiting From 3M Window Film

Tim Traxler 3M

Businesses big and small are investing in long-term solutions like 3M window film to reduce energy costs, heat, glare, and furniture fading. In fact, companies with window film installations save up to 30% on energy costs in the first year!

While PA Window Tint is capable of servings large companies like Target and the Hershey Company, we also provide window film installations for a number of small businesses, medical facilities, and universities. We understand that every client is different, which is why we provide a wide range of films for each and every window tinting need.

Energy Savings, Heat Control & More

Now more than ever, businesses are feeling the pressure to reduce their carbon footprint. Window film can help your company rise to the occasion and cut down on energy expenses, helping you gain points with customers while saving money.

So, how does 3M window film save companies money? By insulating windows and doors. Air from your heating and cooling system escapes through the path of least resistance: glass surfaces. Window film acts as an invisible shield, keeping your office at a steady, comfortable temperature year round. This can add years to your heating and cooling system. You’ll also see lower electric bills because your system isn’t working overtime.

The Clinton Street High Rise Building in Baltimore stands 20 stories tall and is covered by more than 50,000 sq. ft. of windows. While the building is beautiful, it’s not exactly energy-friendly. Business owners needed to cut energy costs… fast. Understanding their needs and budget, a local 3M dealer was able to provide them with the perfect solution.

Because the building has so many windows, heat from the sun was pouring into the building, causing their HVAC to work around the clock. Over a period of three months, 3M Sun Control Window Film was installed on all windows and glass doors. Occupants immediately noticed stable, cooler indoor temperatures. And the owners saw a noticeable decrease in electric costs. In fact, it’s estimated to have saved the building 1.3 million kWh that year.

3M Prestige Sun Control Window Film:

  • Rejects up to 97% of infrared light while still allowing ample sunlight to stream through your building
  • Blocks harmful UV rays that damage your skin and fade your furnishings
  • Helps take the pressure off your heating and cooling system, so it can live a long, happy life
  • Reduces pesky glare, so you can fully enjoy views from your building
  • Cuts costs and saves energy

PA Window Tint provides a variety of Energy Saving Films that can help you cut costs throughout the year. We’re here to help you choose the perfect solution for your business or organization.

3M Thinsulate Window Film

Thinsulate™ insulating products were engineered and patented by 3M in 1979. 3M was able to implement Thinsulate™ insulating properties into window film in 2016. This groundbreaking film provides virtually clear insulation for your windows and glass doors. It works year-round to keep your home warm during the harshest of winters and cool in the blazing heat of summer. Business owners can expect to see a 30% increase in energy savings with 3M Thinsulate™. It can also significantly reduce UV ray exposure that causes skin cancer and furniture fading.

Choose from our clear Thinsulate™ films with either 75% or 40% light transmissibility. No matter your choice, energy savings are guaranteed!

3M All Season Window Film

All Season is part of 3M’s Traditional window film series. This film is a less expensive alternative to Thinsulate™. It provides the same benefits but is a bit more noticeable. All Season films are slightly tinted with an amber (LE 35) or silver (LE20) finish. This is a great option for companies on a budget who don’t mind the look of tinted film.

Night Vision Window Film

For years, owners of the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco searched for lasting solutions to block heat and harmful UV rays streaming into the massive building. No matter how hard the HVAC system worked, it couldn’t stop the hot sun from heating up the building. After several years of research, the owners reached out to their local 3M dealer. The answer? Night Vision Window Film.

During the day, 3M Night Vision window film bounces heat back at the sun. This allows for cooler temperatures throughout the building and increased energy savings. It also blocks harmful UV rays, improving the health and safety of those inside. Night Vision’s high reflectivity provides crystal clear views, eliminates glare, and enhances privacy.

But it’s most well-known feature is enhanced nighttime views. If you’ve seen the Embarcadero Center, you’d understand why the owners chose this film. Now, tenants can enjoy a perfect view of their city day or night! And the owners save about $350,000 in energy costs each year.

3M Commercial Warranty

Many business owners also choose to invest in window film due to the comprehensive commercial warranty. Each film is guaranteed for its specific lifetime, which covers:

  • Blistering
  • Bubbling
  • Cracking
  • Crazing
  • Delamination
  • Discoloration / Purpling
  • Peeling
  • Glass Breakage
  • Seal Failure

Your PA Window Tint representative will explain your film’s warranty and how to keep your film in tip-top shape.

If you’re interested in learning more about energy saving window film, contact a member of our team. We’ll pair you with a knowledgeable representative that will answer any question you may have. See why businesses, schools, and medical facilities across Pennsylvania choose PA Window Tint!

PA Window Tint Inc. began serving central Pennsylvania in 1993 and has since extended service to New York, Maryland, and New Jersey. Today, PA Window Tint is a 3M Prestige dealer, which identifies our company as a member of the elite network of dealers in the country which are entrusted with offering 3M’s highest quality products and providing impeccable installations. Give us a call at 1-800-978-9756 or fill out a form online.