Can I Still Go Green with 3M™ Window Tinting for Homes?
“If window tint film is made of plastic, how can it possibly be green?”
It’s a common question, and we totally understand why you’d ask it. And truthfully, not all film is created equally. That’s one big reason why Energy Solutions based in East Brunswick, New Jersey, is an authorized dealer of 3M™ window tint.
We know that because of the company’s commitment to sustainability, the quality and longevity of their products, and how effectively they work, getting window tinting for homes and businesses doesn’t have the big impact on the planet that you think it may.
Keep reading to find out why window tint film can be an eco-friendly option.
Commitment to Sustainability: 3M™ Window Tint Production
One of the reasons we love 3M products is because of the company’s commitment to pursuing sustainability by decarbonizing industry and improving their environmental footprint.
In fact, during the past 20 years, they’ve reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 72 percent and are at nearly 50 percent renewable electricity at all their global sites, with a goal deadline of 2025. 3M also is investing $1 billion to accelerate air and water stewardship and implementing goals to reduce use of plastics within the company.
3M also is supporting outside initiatives for sustainability, including projects that protect threatened ecosystems and promote science-backed environmental education.
The company is an Energy Star partner, meaning their products are proven to reduce energy consumption and save consumers money on their utility bills.
Disposing of Window Tinting for Homes and Businesses is Rare
Is window tint film and window security film made of plastic? Yes, some of it is. However, experts agree that 3M™ window tint will likely be a low environmental risk, either because use and disposal will not result in a significant release of components into the environment, or because those components will have an insignificant impact.
Part of the reason that the environmental impact is so low is because quality window tint film, under the right conditions, can last for 20 years or more. The longevity depends on the window’s original condition, material quality, the cardinal direction windows face, and the climate. Expert installation from Energy Solutions can help ensure that your tint or window security film lasts as long as possible, so you don’t need to dispose of it for many, many years to come.
Window Tint Film Reduces Energy Consumption
Professional-grade window tint film can actually reduce how much energy your home or business uses, particularly on heating and cooling bills. Because of its application, your home becomes more eco-friendly and energy efficient.
3M™ window tint can block up to 71 percent of the sun’s heat, so your home no longer has hot spots, and your indoor temperature is consistent throughout the day when you run the air conditioning. In the winter, the added film on your window acts as an insulator, reducing the chill you feel through the panes of glass, and decreasing the chances that you bump up the thermostat to warm up.
Window Films Cut Back on Homegoods in the Landfill
The sun’s harmful UV rays can come through your home’s windows, breaking down the fibers in your furniture, carpet, artwork, and flooring. The result is damage, fading, and uneven wear.
But certain window tint films can reduce UV rays by 99 percent, which helps preserve everything inside your home. Because your household goods won’t wear out as quickly, you’ll need to replace items less often – saving you money and keeping your possessions out of the landfill. What’s more eco-friendly than that?
So, Is Window Tint Film Eco-Friendly?
Based on all these ways window tint film reduces energy consumption, we’re happy to say that the window tint products we carry can help homeowners and business owners take important steps toward “going green.”
And even if you aren’t terribly concerned about your personal impact on the environment, you now know that 3M™ is committed to sustainable practices, and that you can actually lower your utility bills by getting tinted windows at home.
Energy Solutions Is Tinting Windows Near You
Ready to see a difference in your energy bills and feel more comfortable at home or at work? Energy Solutions, based in East Brunswick, New Jersey and serving the tri-state area is tinting windows near you!
To request an estimate or to learn more about the products we’d recommend to you, call us at (732) 490-1500, or send us a message online. We’d love to schedule a visit to your location to show you just how much better life can be with window film.