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Reflective window film to reduce overheating
Windows and doors

Product feature: window film treatment to reflect heat and lower air conditioning bills

...films prevent overheating and save energy on AC bills The ‘most natural’ of natural cooling techniques is a staple of passive heating and cooling , namely having deciduous trees on the south façade by either building next to them, or planting them and waiting extremely patiently over a couple of decades for them to...

Suspended-film insulating glass windows are high-performance windows
Windows and doors

Suspended-film insulating glass windows - A definitive guide for these high-performance windows

...films in the interior under tension. The films act in much the same way as glass by separating chambers of air, but each ‘pane’ of a suspended-film window is virtually weightless. And, these films can have special properties to enhance window performance, which is where the name suspended coated film windows comes fr...

Wood frame Triple-glazed, argon-filled windows in the Ecohome Demo House
Windows and doors

Choosing windows - which window frame? wood v aluminum v vinyl

...films rather than glass, which reduce cost and weight. They can even come with two interior films creating three separate chambers. The gas-filled air chamber of a double-pane window will offer you an R-value of approximately 3 or 4, never exceeding R5. Three separate chambers can then bring you up to R12 or more. Fo...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during COVID-19 Quarantine & Ordering Online

...films and programs on Prime Video! If we were ever going to get our money's worth, it would be now... How to find in-stock essentials online on Amazon So, for convenience, we've already generated the links below to take you directly to the product groups that are considered 'essentials' on Amazon and we were really...

When should you replace windows
Windows and doors

When should you replace old windows?

...films making them among the highest performing windows on the market. Read more about high performance suspended film windows here. Now you know when to change windows, see How to install windows and doors correctly here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides or see here to discover whether skylights are a bad idea...

How to choose Triple pane, high performance windows
Windows and doors

Our top tips for buying high-performance windows

...films are an alternative to triple pane windows, where rather than glass, a virtually weightless transparent film creates an additional sealed chamber of air. They can come with multiple films making them among the highest performing windows on the market. Read more about high performance suspended film windows here. ...