With more and more Aussies becoming environmentally aware, it’s no wonder that low emission or low-E film has become popular among both home and business owners. Low-E film is a micro thin transparent film with a metal coating that is applied to the inside of single glazed windows and doors, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool the building.
The spiralling costs of power across Australia makes low-E film a great option all on its own, but for Aussies who care about the environment, it is a win-win situation.
How does the low-E film reduce power bills?
When fitted to the inside of single glazed windows and doors, low-E films reduce the loss of heat in winter by 25% and the amount of heat entering in summer. Normal glass without any type of solar film, allows the heat you have generated inside your home to escape very quickly through glass windows and doors to the outside. This means that you not only lose heat, but you also lose money!
Low-E film reflects this heat back into your home, keeping everyone toasty warm and reducing the amount of power used to heat your home in winter. In summer, the opposite occurs, because the low-E film prevents heat and UV rays from entering through the glass. This stops your home from overheating and reduces your power bills, because you don’t need to set the A/C as low to cool your home.
Four benefits of using low-E films
There are many benefits of installing low-E films in your home or business, including the following:
- Reduces internal heat in summer; reduces your power bills.
- Reduces heat loss in winter; reduces your power bills.
- Establishes a more even temperature year round.
- Blocks out 99% of UV rays and reduces glare on TVs and monitors.
- Reduces fading of furniture, curtains and carpets caused by UV light.
- Cheaper than other options, such as double glazing.
- Reduces your carbon footprint by reducing your power consumption.
AAWT recommends Ecolux70 low-E film
For homeowners and business owners who want to be more environmentally friendly, as well as reduce their power bills, the new Ecolux70 low-E film ticks all the boxes. Using innovative dual-action technology, you can reduce both your heating and cooling bills in one easy step.
Ecolux70 not only reduces heat loss in winter and heat penetration in summer, but it also significantly reduces your power bills. The day you install the Ecolux70 low-E film is the day you notice a big difference in temperature inside your home or office building. With a more even year round temperature, everyone will be happier!
Ecolux70 is the most advanced low-E film available on the market and it’s so thin that it’s hardly visible on your windows and glazed doors. You don’t have to worry about reducing natural light however, because it still transmits 68% of visible light, while rejecting 52% of heat in summer, retaining 48% of heat in winter and has a U-value (thermal transmission) of 3.4 (just slightly higher than the U-value of air filled double glazing which is 3.1).
For more information on how Ecolux70 low-E film can help reduce your power bills and lower your carbon footprint, call us on 03 9724 9111