An office without windows is like a car without wheels. Without windows in the workplace, the lack of natural light and outdoor views can be detrimental to the feel of your space and even employee happiness. After all, according to a study conducted by Future Workplace, natural light and access to outdoor views are the number one attribute of the workplace environment. While windows prove to be beneficial in a number of ways, they can also negatively impact the energy efficiency of your space, allowing warm air to escape in the winter and the sun’s heat to infiltrate your space in the summer. Luckily, Low-E window film can improve energy efficiency and comfort year-round!
Why Use Low-E Window Film?
Poorly insulated windows can wreak havoc on occupant comfort — and your energy bills. When a window is poorly insulated, you could be pumping warm air into your office for it to escape out the window, driving up energy costs and discomfort. Low-E, or low emissivity, window film is an effective and cost-effective solution to improve the energy efficiency of your office.
How Does it Work?
This film works by improving the insulating properties of windows, retaining manmade heat indoors in the winter and rejecting heat in the summer. This helps maintain the desired temperature inside your building, taking some of the work off of HVAC systems and in turn, lowering energy costs. In addition, low-e window film can be applied directly onto existing windows, allowing for less operational downtime than window replacement.
Benefits of Low-E Window Film
In addition to its insulating properties, low-e window film can also block harmful UV rays from entering your space. UV rays cause furniture, carpets and artwork to fade over time. Low-E window film is a cost-effective solution that will keep your space comfortable and efficient year-round, among many other benefits, such as:
- Improved energy efficiency, lowering energy bills year-round
- Prolong the life of HVAC systems
- Protect furniture, flooring, and occupants’ skin from UV rays
- Reject glare
- Improve occupant comfort
- Allow natural light to flow into your space, boosting employee satisfaction
Boost Efficiency & More with Window Film
Overall low-e window films are an ideal way to improve energy efficiency in your space without breaking the bank. It can make your workplace a comfortable and productive space for employees. When completed by a professional installer like New York Window Film, the installation process is seamless. Rest easy knowing you’re making a smart investment that will save money on your heating and cooling bills both now and down the road.
New York Window Film provides high-quality products and window film installations to Metropolitan New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. With window film solutions for both residential and commercial spaces, our products can help you achieve anything from sun control and security to decorative enhancement and privacy. Call us at (631) 420-4101 or (212) 256-1414 for more information, or request a quote online.