Energy Conservation With Window Film Is The Best Way To Save Money On Your San Francisco Home

Everybody is looking to save money these days on their energy bills and this is because energy is getting more expensive year after year. Given that energy prices will continue to rise, the question then becomes–How can you conserve more energy and lower the utility bills to save yourself money? While there are many energy conservation technologies available to help you save money. Choosing the right product is essential as is upgrading your home in the proper order. As it stands, the first investment you should make for energy conservation is window film to keep heated or cooled air in. Once this is accomplished and your ROI complete–then it is time to look into upgrading your HVAC–not the other way around. The reason for this is two-fold.

1. It doesn’t matter how great your HVAC is if hot and cold air are escaping
2. Since the ROI of window film is in 3-5 years, you will be able to better afford HVAC replacement once that ROI becomes savings.

Why Window Film Has The Best ROI

Numerous studies have been done by the Department Of Energy, window film companies themselves and numerous other independent sources. The findings are nearly identical and point to some noteworthy facts.

Studies of the top 50 available energy conservation technologies ranked by payback, a probability of success and overall energy savings show:

  • Window film overwhelmingly ranks in the first tier
  • Window Film has the fastest payback ranking available—approximately 3 years
  • Window Film Showed the highest probability of success

*Note: Replacement windows were also studied,
yet they received much slower payback
ratings and lower probability of success
due to the significant initial investment costs
and disruption to tenants required for a new
window replacement.

These consistent findings point to window film being the best way to start your San Francisco home on the way to energy savings. However, there are also additional savings to be had through the use of Leed Tax Credits.

Additional Savings For Your San Francisco Home With Window Film Through Leeds Tax Credits

As utility rates are on the rise, more and more utility rebates and tax incentives are being created to aid commercial building and residential building owners save on energy costs.

For Commercial tax credits, you can visit: The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

Or even visit the IRS website for details on the exact tax implications of an energy efficient home.

Check out this video on Window Film ROI below:


Don’t let money slip right out your windows, contact San Francisco Window Film for a free energy conservation evaluation of your home’s windows and to learn more about a window film ROI in as little as 3 years.

Angus got his start in the window tinting industry shortly after he moved to San Francisco from his home in Scotland. Almost immediately after moving, he noticed the significant impact that sunlight and weather had on homes and buildings in the area. During his research, he stumbled across window film as a solution for controlling the climate and atmosphere in indoor spaces. Now, Angus has been working in the window tinting industry for over ten years and has installed window film on all types of properties in the San Francisco area, ranging from office buildings, retail stores, and schools to apartments and single family homes. His expertise and product knowledge on the various types of security, energy saving, and decorative window film on the market give him the ability to select the perfect solution for every property based on the unique needs of the building itself as well as the building owner.