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  1. The Power of Solar Tint Windows in any Home or Office

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    How Window Solar Tint Can Reduce Power Consumption in Offices

    A factor related to any environment that is subject to sunlight is the issue of glare that can be detrimental to the eyes causing hot spots and uncomfortable heat, as well as a fluctuating temperature and the best way to reduce its effect is by installing solar tint windows.

    The primary objective in an environment which is related to productivity is maintaining a comfortable atmosphere. This is relevant, whether applied in a retail store, office, factory or a home in Canberra.

    Related: How Window Film Can Improve Office Productivity and Save You Money

     

    Harmful Effects of UV Rays

    UV Skin Cancer

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     Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a major risk factor for most skin cancers,  as well as premature aging of the skin, suppression of the immune system, and damage to the eyes according to studies of University of Minnesota.

    Benefits of Commercial Window Tinting

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     The advantages of commercial window solar tinting are various. Firstly, it helps in effectively screening out significant degrees of potentially harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays and when entering this type of protected work environment, the atmosphere created by softened lighting which is balanced, is conducive to an overall sense of wellbeing and a motivated performance.

    However, the internal environment and created atmosphere are not the only considerations, as entities that can also be negatively affected by sunlight and solar heat, are the actual contents of a Canberra office or a home. This can include, furniture, fittings and accessories, particularly, computers.

    It has been estimated by different sources, that solar window film has the capacity of rejecting almost 99% of destructive UV light and solar heat. This is a form of protection that can help save you dollars in maintenance and services.

    Related:  Benefits of Window Tint

      

    Safety and Optical Aspects

     The safety factor of a property is a key element for any business or homeowner in Canberra, with glass doors and windows offering one of the most available and vulnerable parts of a building. For your additional protection, and cost effectiveness, commercial solar window films are obtainable in versions that assist in retaining window glass if shattered.

    A challenge for manufacturers of the sun or solar screens was to develop a product that had the capacity of blocking more heat than light. This was achieved by reflection of surplus infrared radiation in the solar rays, but at the same time, admitting sufficient volumes of visible light.

    This process, therefore, made it possible to view the outside, with the adequate light still provided for illumination of the interior in daylight hours.

     Visible Transmittance (VT)

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     The term Visible Transmittance (VT), is widely used in the solar window screen industry and denotes the amount of visible light transmitted from the outside to the inside of a building. With regard to overall solar screen protection, consideration must be given to related thermal and optical factors, which permit the measuring of a screen.

    The thermal factor determines the volume of solar energy or heat that penetrates the product and gives a guideline as to its performance in maintaining the interior of a room in Canberra, warm during winter and cool in summer. A visit to ACT Light Control Solar Tint Guide, will provide further insight.

    There are various optical factors related to solar window tinting and the amount of light that penetrates a product. It should be recognised that exposure to natural light is a necessity in order for the human body to function; however, the influence of glare requires controlling, as do our eyes need protection from harmful UV rays.

     

    The Solar Window Film process

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     The solar film procedure includes applying a coating of solar film over the surface of a window or glass door, designed to prevent the penetration of harmful radiation from the sun.

    Furniture, decorations and floor coverings, and your other valuable assets are also protected by this applied safeguard. With an inherent and tested anti-fading control, your general environment is aesthetically enhanced, whether a home or office building.

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     In addition, solar window film adds financial value to your property investment in Canberra, being in certain instances undetectable to cursory viewers.

    Depending on the situation in which solar window film is installed, will determine its category, with a commercial application offering greater advantages in comparison to a residential installation.

    This is significantly influenced by the increased cost effectiveness factor, created by size and volume of usage, especially with regard to the reduction in power and energy consumption.

    In addition, are the improvements gained by employees, relating to glare, improved levels of comfort, resulting in greater worker satisfaction and increased productivity.

    The image of a business is also enhanced to clients and potential customers, with these improved comfort levels. All the previous associated positive factors are associated with a general impression of concern and caring.

    Related: Commercial Window Tinting for Big Savings & Enhanced Productivity

     

    Energy saving and reduced emissions

     Whether for a home or a business in Canberra, you will want the best possible value and results from your solar window film installation and investment. Therefore, it’s worth applying some time and consideration to the procedure, by ensuring that the appropriate tints and film are selected, that enhance as well as improve the environment of a room or office.

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    Solar window film has been proven to show significant reductions in the power consumption of a building. This is influenced by the reduction in the power used, for example, by the air conditioning units.

    In normal conditions, when a room or office has accumulated heat, additional energy is required for the installed air conditioning system to eliminate the heat factor from that environment.

    The installation of solar window film has the effect of eliminating the heat from the sun entering that area, thus avoiding the expenditure of additional energy by air conditioners or other cooling applications.

    Solar window film is capable of reducing the demand on electrical facilities at peak usage times in Canberra, due to the energy conservation properties of the film.

    Furthermore, the reduced overall energy consumption provided by solar window film effectively decreases the need for fresh CO2 production power generation. This is an environmentally-friendly factor that decreases emissions, thereby creating a minimised overall carbon footprint.