residential window film

Which Temperature Control Window Film Is Right for Your Home?

Tim Traxler3M

A 3M Temperature Control window film is a long-term solution to lower electric bills and comfortable indoor temperatures. PA Window Tint offers impeccable installations and top-of-the-line films for every season. Do you want window film to reduce heat during the summer months? Or insulating film to maintain warmth during the winter? No matter the issue, we offer a variety of films to solve your problems on a budget.

Each of our Temperature Control window films works to provide you with stable, moderate temperatures and energy savings year-round.  But every film is engineered for a specific purpose. Keep reading to learn about each window film’s specialty.

Thinsulate™ Window Film to Control Heat Loss and Heat Gain

Many families throughout Pennsylvania use Thinsulate™ window film to insulate their homes during the winter. Thinsulate™ acts as a seal for glass surfaces, keeping the winter cold out and manmade heat in. This film allows you to enjoy every inch of your home by eliminating cold spots. While Thinsulate™ is engineered to fortify your house during the winter, customers can experience increased comfort and energy savings throughout the year.

Colleen says:

“I bought [Thinsulate™] about 2 weeks ago specifically for my sunroom. I work from home and my sunroom is my office. This has been a lifesaver. I have already noticed the difference in temperature. I also look forward to the increase in heat retention during the winter months. Love the look. I also added it to my west-facing bedroom window. It is great for privacy as well during the day since that window is next to the driveway.”

Homeowners experience lower electric bills year round with 3M Thinsulate™, but find themselves saving the most money during the winter. For increased savings year round, invest in tinted Thinsulate™ CC75 to help better protect your home from the hot sun. Contact PA Window Tint for more information about Thinsulate™.

Thinsulate™ films are best for homeowners who:

  • Experience harsh winters
  • Desire additional comfort and energy savings in the spring and summer without affecting their home’s appearance

All Season, or Low E, Window Films for Energy Savings

An original Temperature Control window film series from 3M, the All Season Window Film Line, has stood the test of time. Many choose All Season window film as a less expensive alternative to Thinsulate™. In fact, families with All Season window film see a return on their investment within the first three years of installation!

Both films insulate your home year round, but All Season film only comes in silver and amber tints. This tint provides better protection from the sun but can affect the aesthetic appearance of your home. In addition to energy savings and comfortable indoor temperatures, All Season films reduce glare and block harmful UV rays. Popular films in the All Season series include LE 70, and LE 20 and 35.

All Season window films are best for families who:

  • Want to better insulate their homes during the winter and block heat during the summer
  • Don’t mind a silver or amber tint to their windows
  • Desire additional benefits like reduced glare and furniture fading
  • Would like to experience energy savings every month

Sun Control Window Film For Rejecting Heat into Your Home

This multilayer film is ideal for homeowners looking for protection from the sun. Sun Control window film significantly reduces heat and harmful UV rays streaming into your house. It also blocks glare and produces noticeable energy savings during the warmer months. In fact, your home could become carbon negative in a matter of months!

Sun Control films vary in tint without sacrificing natural light or aesthetic appeal. Sun Control allows 40% – 70% of natural light to stream through while protecting your skin and furnishings.

Virginia says:

“My window film installation was completed yesterday. Prior to installation, I had floor to ceiling drapes along the two side walls of my cottage…because the sunlight was so strong, sitting in the room was uncomfortable from the glare and heat that could be felt with the drapes open. I will NEVER close the drapes again, except perhaps for privacy in the evening if needed. I can see an INSTANT difference in the look/feel of the room and the overall difference in temperature is amazing! What took me so long!”

Please note that Sun Control window film does not insulate windows during the winter and produces the best results in the summer as it is designed as a window film to reduce heat.

Sun Control window films are ideal for homeowners who:

  • Desire relief from the heat, protection from harmful UV rays, and energy savings during the summer.
  • See an increase in their electric bills during the warmer months
  • Use alternative methods to insulate their houses during the winter or experience tepid winters

Night Vision Film for Added Comfort and Optimal Views

Night Vision window film offers energy savings and added comfort during the warmer months. Its high reflectivity ensures added privacy during the day and crystal clear views at night. Night Vision film blocks up to 71% the sun’s heat to keep you cool and allows 15% to 35% of natural light to stream through your home. It also significantly reduces glare and furniture fading.

Susy says:

“The 3M Sun Control film was installed on 4 small windows in a high vault on the east side plus 3 atrium patio window panels located on the west side. The difference was amazing both in the glare reduction & the heat. The only regret is I didn’t do this years ago!”

Like Sun Control, Night Vision Window film works best during the summer.

Night Vision films are best for families who:

  • Desire added privacy and protection from the sun during the day
  • Would like clearer views of the outdoors
  • Experience hot weather and higher electric bills in the summer

3M Residential Warranty

3M is one of the most trusted and well-known names in the window tinting industry. Many of our customers choose PA Window Tint because of the quality of our 3M films. But they also enjoy our comprehensive residential warranty.

Each film is guaranteed for its specific lifetime, which covers:

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

Let PA Window Tint Help You Select The Optimal Temperature Control Window Film For Your Space

If you’re interested in learning more about temperature control window film, contact a member of our team. We’ll pair you with a knowledgeable representative that will help you select the best film for your home’s needs. We’ll explain your film’s warranty and how to keep your temperature control window film in tip-top shape as well as answer any questions you may have. See why families and businesses across Pennsylvania choose PA Window Tint for their window film installations!

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.