A: There is no such thing as a “typical” payback period, or return on investment (ROI). Though it is easily possible for high-performance window film to save up to 30% of the air conditioning portion of your electric bill, there are many other factors involved. Square foot area of glass, the direction in which the glass faces, age and efficiency of your air conditioning (HVAC) system, the local utility rates, total solar energy rejection of the film, and cost of installation – all affect your ROI. Most common ranges would be 2-6 years, with the occasional installation paying for itself in under a year. Most people agree that the “comfort factor” alone makes the installation worthwhile!
Q: How long will my window film take to pay for itself?
May 23, 2010 by