How to Create An Eco-Friendly Home with Window Film

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Windows play a big part when it comes to home energy efficiency. Did you know they can account for up to 10% of heat loss in your home? Choosing sustainable solutions for your windows not only reduces energy waste but also transforms your home into an eco-friendly sanctuary.

Eco-friendly upgrades don’t need to break the bank either, window film can be an affordable way to reduce wasted energy in the home. At Purlfrost, we offer affordable window films that look great and help to contribute to your sustainable lifestyle.

Energy control window film

Energy control window film acts as a shield against heat loss or gain, regulating indoor temperatures by reflecting or absorbing solar energy. By installing this film, you create a thermal barrier, reducing the need for excessive heating or cooling. Our range of window films offers solutions for different climates and preferences. These films not only make your living space look and feel better, but also reduce energy consumption for a more eco-friendly home.

Solar control window film

Solar window film is designed to block harmful UV rays and reduce solar heat gain without compromising natural light.  They’re made from thin, self-adhesive materials that help to reduce glare and heat while controlling UV. By installing this film, you not only protect your interiors from sun damage but also lower the need for air conditioning, reducing your carbon footprint. Our solar control films offer a perfect balance between natural light and temperature regulation, making your home environmentally conscious.

Window insulation film

Window insulation film helps to add some extra insulation to your window, minimising heat transfer and drafts so that your home stays warm and cosy. It forms an extra layer that helps to stop heat from being wasted. Purlfrost’s insulation films are easy to install and contribute to energy savings, creating a more sustainable living environment that’s also cosier to live in.

Maximising energy efficiency

Wondering how to maximise the energy efficiency of your window films? Here’s some tips for making the most of your window films while helping with the energy efficiency of your home.

  • Choose the right type of window film – the rooms in your home all have different needs and so do you. For instance, a reflective film could be ideal for a room that gets too much sunlight, reducing heat gain and glare. Understanding the specific needs of each room will help you select the right window film for your home.
  • Properly seal windows – even with the best window film, air leaks can stop it from doing its thing. Seal gaps and cracks around windows using weather stripping or caulking. Proper sealing means that the film functions properly by preventing drafts and keeping the correct temperature in check.
  • Consider where the window is – reflecting light or retaining heat can be strategically planned by considering the placement of window films. South-facing windows tend to receive the most sunlight, so applying reflective films here can help reduce heat gain during summer months. 
  • Installation and maintenance – proper installation is crucial. Make sure that the film is applied correctly, without any creases or bubbles that could stop it from working properly. Regular maintenance, like cleaning the film, is also important to ensure it continues to perform optimally.

Maintaining and caring for your window film

Proper care and maintenance will keep your window film energy efficient for longer. Regular cleaning using non-abrasive materials and gentle solutions help to keep it effective. Avoid harsh chemicals and sharp objects that could damage the film, and keep an eye on any damage or wear and tear.

Investing in other energy saving solutions like insulation, double-glazed windows, draft excluders and energy usage devices can also help you to conserve energy, save money and feel cosier at home.

Explore our range of eco-friendly window film solutions at Purlfrost.