One of the primary reasons people consider residential window tinting is for heat reduction. Window tint can keep the interior of your home much cooler and more pleasant without interfering with the view through the windows and without reducing the amount of welcome visible light that brightens your home. Tinting the windows, therefore, is a much better option for solar control than simply lowering blonds or drawing curtains. And it is a much more cost-effective measure than replacing windows with energy efficient options, though the effect is much the same.
Residential window tint reduces heat levels inside the home by blocking a large percentage of the sun’s invisible but warming infrared rays. When this hot portion of the sunlight spectrum is rejected, the interior of your home will not get as warm. Window film also adds a layer of insulation that is as effective as an additional layer of windowpane (single paned windows with window tint work like double paned windows, e.g.), therefore making your home more energy efficient as less cool air is lost through heat transfer at the windows.
Residential temperature control window film can even help keep a home warmer when the outdoor temperatures are cold; the same insulation that keeps in cool air also helps maintain temperatures warmed by a furnace or space heater. And keep in mind that your more energy efficient home is also more eco-friendly and will experience smaller energy bills.