Energy Conservation: Saving Money Or Saving The World? | Window Tinting

Taking A Serious Look At Window Film And What It Can Achieve…

When the topic of saving energy comes up, people almost immediately take one of two sides. One side wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take action against global warming. The other side says, “I just want to save money!” We at Solar-X take the approach that; no matter what the motivation is, if we all take action to save energy, we’ll all get to the same place!

For those of you who take the more ecologically sensitive side, here are a few tidbits about SolarGard® and Panorama® window tinting products that may surprise you; and perhaps give you a sense of respect for these top quality energy-saving films:

  1. SolarGard® and Panorama® sun control films are the only brand name window films that have been measured and certified to be carbon-negative.
  2. They are the first U.S. manufactured building improvement products to achieve a Climate Declaration, verifying that they are carbon-negative.
  3. The “carbon cost” to manufacture one square meter of SolarGard® or Panorama® window film is less than one kilogram.  A low-e wood frame window of the same size has a carbon cost of 253 kilograms!
  4. Over a projected useful life of 15 years (global average), SolarGard® and Panorama® sun control films will save 1001 times more greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere than those expended during its manufacture.

For those of you who are mostly interested in saving money, try these facts:

  1. Applying SolarGard® and Panorama® films to your windows has been shown to reduce your energy use by up to 30%.
  2. SolarGard® and Panorama® sun control films deliver 6.6 times more energy savings per dollar invested than high performance, low-e glass replacement windows across all climate zones.

We could cite fact after fact, but the truth about these quality window tinting products is this. They save money. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They also make your environment cooler and more comfortable. They reduce harmful ultraviolet light and fading with an SPF factor of 285+! And many of these products are virtually undetectable once installed. Contact Solar-X today for a free, no-obligation consultation, and start saving money and  the environment at the same time! We’ve been helping people from Palmetto to Port Charlotte do both since 1973…

October Is “Energy Awareness Month” | Got Window Tinting? | Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice

Energy Saving Products Sarasota FloridaSolar Control Window Film saves energy. A lot of energy. But that’s just scratching the surface of this amazing product. Like the proverbial “renaissance man,” window film does so many things well that it is truly mind-boggling. Sure it saves energy by reducing heat intrusion. But in the process, it also enhances comfort, relieves annoying glare, reduces fading of valuable furnishings, carpeting and window treatments, makes glass safer – the list goes on and on!

But let’s concentrate on energy savings. One of the primary sources of “energy overload” in any building – home or office – is the heat coming through windows. Air conditioning systems work full time to cool home and office spaces so occupants can be comfortable and productive – and that costs money. Quality window films such as SolarGard® or Panorama® can reduce the sun’s heat by up to 82%! They can help your home or business consume up to 30% less energy by keeping interior temperatures more stable. Films are less costly than installing new windows, and more efficient than low-e coatings at rejecting heat. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California found that window film tops the “Return On Investment” list when compared with window replacements, blinds, awnings, shade trees and reflective roofs.

In your business, film not only saves on energy expense; it can help your building achieve points toward LEED certification in six different catagories! Additionally, window film qualifies for immediate cash incentives from Florida Power and Light; providing significant “up front” savings and making the installed cost even more attractive.

Now think “green.” SolarGard® and Panorama® Window Films are the only film brands certified to be “carbon-negative!” Over their expected useful life SolarGard® and Panorama® will save 1001 times more greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere than are used or created during their manufacture! 

More “green” points to ponder: 

The carbon cost of one square meter of SolarGard® or Panorama® sun control film is less than 1 kilogram. By comparison, a low-e wood frame window has a carbon cost of approximately 253 kilograms per square meter!

SolarGard® architectural sun control film installed from 2007 to 2008 saved 3.6 million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Thats equal to:
                      • the carbon attributed to combusting 367 million gallons of gasoline, or
                      • the carbon offset by 83,740,126 tree seedlings grown for ten years

Those are some pretty impressive “side effects” from saving energy with one affordable, attractive, and obviously effective product. Energy savings, comfort, UV protection, glass safety, and helping to save the environment. Invest a few minutes out of your “Energy Awareness Month” to find out more about these incredible high quality products from Solar-X of Sarasota. We’ve been helping home and business owners save energy – and the environment – since 1973!

“Carbon-Negative” Window Films | Performance With A Conscience

Environmental Consciousness Is At An All Time High

You don’t have to scratch too far beneath the surface to find a lot of environmental angst right now among Gulf Coast residents. But  beyond that – in fact, nationally and globally – more and more consumers are making their buying decisions based on their environmental and social values. Similar actions are being taken by energy savvy corporate specifiers and purchasing agents who are making environmental sustainability the bedrock of their buying philosophy.

It is no longer enough to just say that the products we sell save energy. We represent a  manufacturer – Bekaert Specialty Films – that has taken the unprecedented step of proving that their products save more energy than it took to produce them. They are Carbon Negative! Bekaert manufactures the only two window film brands available today who can truly make this claim – SolarGard® and Panorama® – and Solar-X of Sarasota proudly sells both!

Bekaert is the first and only window film manufacturer to…
•  Measure and publish the carbon footprint of their products.
•  Obtain a Climate Declaration
•  Certify its own carbon footprint
•  Be awarded the title of Climate Action Leader

Solar-X of Sarasota is proud to be partnered with a manufacturing company that has such a strong commitment to environmental stewardship. Call us today for a presentation of SolarGard® or Panorama® window film, and see how “performance with a conscience” can help keep your home cooler and more comfortable while helping preserve the environment.

Phone: (941)-366-4364
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