I took a little time this week to address a problem on my house. I have two west facing windows, so those rooms end up about 5-10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house during the hours of 2pm-8pm. It’s really obvious on days like today when the temperature is 105 and the Heat Index is going to be 110. As a Christian who cares about God’s Creation, the environment, I wanted to address this problem. I wanted a product that would help my house be more efficient, and use less electricity, so as to impact the environment (God’s Creation) as little as possible. I bought Gila Heat Control Titanium window film from Home Depot. I took the liberty of making a photo of a window with the film on top, and the regular window look on the bottom.

We liked the fact that this film was highly reflective. If you don’t like that, you can choose other films. Back in the old days, Aluminum Foil might have been my choice. It would reflect everything. But, you can’t look out a window with Aluminum foil on it. My daughter wants to look out her window, so we chose this film. To illustrate it’s reflectivity, I took the following photo of a reflection off my window onto the street, near sunset.

As you can tell, the window film reflects a good amount of the light hitting the window. In fact, the company says, “Reflect up to 72% of sun’s heat to keep inside cool; Light tint won’t block your view; Blocks up to 99% UV rays to reduce fading.” As a personal testimony, I can say that there is now no noticeable difference in the temperature of the rooms with film covered windows. So, it has made a HUGE difference in comfort for us. I’m also sure that it is going to impact my electricity bill, since my Air Conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep those rooms cool.

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