3M™ Thinsulate™ Window Film helps save on energy costs year-round
ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Insulating a home or a building is not a new idea. Many of us have seen
the yellow fiberglass batting, insulation sprayed into the attic or the
foam boards often used for insulation on homes and commercial buildings.
These are all commonplace solutions to help keep heat inside a building
during winter months. These solutions work for the walls and roof of
buildings, but what has been done about the windows? The windows can be
up to 30 times less insulated than the roof and walls. While windows
often account for a small portion of the shell of a building, more than
30 percent of all the heating and cooling energy used in homes and
buildings in the US is due to heat lost or gained through windows. Now
we have a cost effective, year-round solution to upgrade existing
Thinsulate™ Window Film Climate Control Series provides the
traditional benefits of 3M™ Sun Control Window Film by rejecting heat
and blocking harmful UV rays. But it also takes performance a step
further to protect against heat loss during cold weather. The film has a
patented construction that helps reflect more interior heat back into
the room, improving personal comfort by reducing cold drafts near
windows, which can help save on energy costs. The high visible light
transmission provides a neutral appearance that doesn’t change the look
of your home or building.
“Window films have been proving their worth in residential and
commercial applications since 3M received the first sun control window
film patent 50 years ago, and Thinsulate technology has been used to
insulate our coats, gloves and blankets for nearly 50 years. Now,
Thinsulate window film will be providing comfort, warmth and quality to
the existing windows in our homes and buildings,” said Bill Pettit,
global marketing manager, 3M Renewable Energy Division. “With the
year-round savings that are made possible by our Thinsulate window film,
the advantages in all climates becomes even more compelling.” In fact,
Thinsulate window film has been installed on the Minnesota Governor’s
Residence. Because the residence is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places and a publicly owned building, maintaining the existing
appearance, character and windows at the facility was a critical mandate
as was reducing energy consumption.
3M’s Renewable Energy Division (RED) is helping lead the way to a
sustainable energy future. Critical advancements in 3M materials used in
solar photovoltaic and wind turbine components are driving down the cost
per watt, while improving scalability and reliability. 3M™ Window Films
help control the sun’s heat and UV rays, enabling cooler, more
comfortable vehicles and creating energy savings for business,
government and residential buildings. The window films also provide
added safety and security, during such as events as attempted break-ins
and large-scale external forces.
For more information or to locate an authorized dealer, visit www.3M.com/ThinsulateWindowFilm.
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