Fuel Economy & Window Films
The secret to increasing your fuel economy is easier than you think.
Applying window tint to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions. How can automotive window tint increase your fuel economy? Simple. Every driver has felt the discomfort of climbing into their car or truck on a hot summer day only to discover every surface is scalding hot. Most people reach immediately for the air conditioning, and it remains on at full tilt until you feel the temperature cool down.
Air conditioning runs on power and power is created by fuel, so there is a direct line between using the A/C and fuel consumption, and depending on your surrounding climate and how hot your vehicle gets, your air conditioning can decrease gas mileage from 5 and 25%.
This is where automotive window tinting comes into the equation.
Window Tint to Conserve Fuel
Tinted windows are designed to block between 40 and 75% of the solar heat before it even gets into your car. Our manufacturers also provide tint that blocks harmful UV rays. Not only will the interior of your vehicle be cooler, and more comfortable for the occupants but all the surfaces and fixtures inside your vehicle will remain in good condition because they’re not being damaged by repeated exposure to extreme heat.
The fuel economy comes into play because with the interior of your vehicle much cooler, if you turn the A/C on, your air conditioning system won’t have to work as hard to cool a temperature that’s many degrees cooler already. In some cases, you won’t require your air conditioning system at all, because you’ll be entering a more comfortable environment.
Window tinting offers another angle on saving money, aside from conserving fuel by running the air conditioner less often. With a reduced dependence on A/C, your cooling unit will last longer and require fewer expensive repairs.
Other Window Tinting Benefits
Lowering a need for air conditioning and reducing your fuel consumption isn’t just good for your wallet. The environmental impact of air conditioning emissions and fuel consumption is well documented as having a negative impact on the environment. The movement towards lowering our eco “footprint” has created a huge market for window film of all kinds, because it does work to reduce the need for expensive cooling and heating systems. Even commercial buildings can be eligible for tax credits when they retrofit their windows with window film.
Installing window film on your vehicle won’t completely eliminate the carbon footprint of your car, but it will minimize the impact your vehicle creates.
Improve your fuel economy and comfort while reducing damaging UV exposure inside the vehicle and your carbon footprint outside the vehicle. Automotive tinting film has these multiple benefits, and looks great too. Ready to take the next step? Just give us a shout and we can get started on finding the perfect window tint product for you.