Real World Savings From Window Film Explained

How Window Film Saves Austin Homeowners Instantly On Utility Bills

We write a lot about how window film saves people money on their heating and cooling bill.  In fact, right here in Austin and across the country it’s widely known that knowledge that window films are great home improvement investment.  An investment that, in fact, pays itself off in less than three years in most cases. Whether window tinting is applied to a home or commercial building, the results are the same– it makes the spaces we occupy every day more comfortable. The best part about the window tinting process is really how simple but effective it is (the work usually takes less than a day)  This quick home improvement saves you money in so many ways!


  • Extending the life of  furnishing by blocking UV rays
  • Protecting valuables from theft
  • Lowering medical costs by protecting skin and eyes from UV rays
  • Lower HVAC repair and replacement costs


Although significant savings right out of the gate is a huge selling point for homeowners, perhaps you are the type of person who wants to see real life savings in black and white and we totally understand that. In order to show you first hand, we have provided an actual before and after bill from our owners home. Needless to say, after our owner saw the incredible savings for himself, he decided to get into the window tinting business himself!

Real Life Examples Of  Window Film Savings

The reason our company is here today is that, our company’s owner, Martin Faith, saw first the incredible savings from window film on his own home which led him to believe it was a viable business model.  Convinced of the efficacy of window tinting he wanted in!

Here is a copy of his original utility bill–with an average daily cost $8.98

First, he tried lowering his average daily cost with Low-E windows.  This worked fairly well–lowering the average daily cost of utilities to $6.55

However, look at his the savings from the first bill after he installed solar control window film.  The average daily cost of utilities plummets to just $2.54!

Incredible right?!y 

Watch the video below to learn more about real-life savings from window film.

A  30% reduction in heating and cooling costs is pretty convincing data that hopefully has you thinking about window film too!  Here at Austin Window Film, we see the difference window film makes in our own lives and our customer’s lives daily, so if you need more information, feel free to contact us today!

Mike Kinsey is a window film expert. For the past 10 years, he has been working as the Operations Manager at Window Film Austin and overseeing commercial and residential window film installs of all types throughout the Austin area and the state of Texas. His extensive background in construction and project management gives him an in-depth understanding of architecture and the structural composition of buildings. Over the years, he and his team have installed over 250,000 square feet of window film ranging from robust security films to progressive energy efficient and decorative options. Mike engages in professional development courses and seminars on a regular basis, allowing him to stay up to date on industry trends and innovations. He is one of the top experts in his field and is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.

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