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Using Window Film
By Leigh Hanlon, Tribune Brand Publishing

Making your home more energy efficient can involve projects such as covering your roof with solar panels, erecting a backyard wind turbine or installing a new air conditioning system. However, there are other simpler, less-expensive strategies that can make a major dent in your energy bills, too.

Window film is one such home improvement. Properly applied, window film can cut your household cooling costs by almost one-third. That’s a big deal in Florida, where the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates residents spend 40 percent more than the rest of country on their electric bills while using four times the national average for air conditioning. In fact, Florida is second only to Texas in total residential electricity use.

The EIA’s 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey found that 27 percent of the energy used in Florida homes goes for air conditioning. According to Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association, window film makes a lot of sense for homeowners eager to save money on their power bills.

“Solar-control films can block as much as 80 percent of the solar heat coming through glass into a building, decrease the heat load on the air-conditioning system and reduce energy costs,” Smith says. He estimates that professionally installed window film can cut those costs by up to 30 percent.

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