Keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
Energy-Saving Film is a low-emissivity film of polyester film with a micro-thin, transparent metal coating. It is stuck directly to your existing glass to reflect radiant heat – either from outside or inside – which reduces the amount of energy you need to heat or cool your home.
How it works
In New Zealand homes, E-S Film is usually fitted to the inside of single-glazed windows to reduce heat loss in winter. Normal glass allows most of the heat radiation coming from inside your house to pass through to the outside. By fitting an E-S film this radiant heat is largely reflected back into the room, thereby reducing heat loss through windows.
If your home is older with single glazing and then, even though you have ceiling and underfloor insulation, you still seem to be losing heat escaping through your windows. A high quality E-S insulating window film can retain up to 78% heat within your home without the need for expensive retro-fitted double glazed units.
E-S films can also reduce 99% of the amount of the sun’s heat and UV light coming in through the windows. This can reduce overheating and fading of furnishings in summer, but can also reduce the amount of free heat your house can soak up in winter. This keeps you home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Condensation and performance
BRANZ research shows low-emissivity window film can reduce heat loss through single glazing by up to 25%. For comparison, double glazing, secondary glazing and DIY window insulation kits can reduce heat loss through glazing by about 60%.
E-S window film on single glazed windows works best in houses that rarely experience condensation on windows, according to the BRANZ research. That’s because fitting E-S film to single-glazed windows can cause increased condensation which then largely negates the effectiveness of the E-S film. As the E-S film reflects heat, the glass itself becomes colder and condensation is more likely to form on your windows.
Like condensation on a bathroom mirror, the condensation on the E-S film means the glass surface is no longer reflective. While condensation is present, the E-S surface provides very little benefit over normal glass. Once the condensation has dried up, the performance of E-S window film is restored.
Tackling damp at source, and good ventilation and heating practices may help to reduce the amount of condensation that forms when E-S window film is fitted.
The same condensation and performance issues also apply to single-glazed windows with E-S glass. In double glazed windows, E-S glass can be very effective as the coating is placed on an inner surface of the sealed unit during manufacture, where condensation is not able to reduce its performance.
Contact us today, we will give you a free consultation of this high performance energy saving window film.