Do Tinted Windows Make a Car Cooler?
Cooling a car is a great advantage to window tinting. Many people are often skeptical that tinted windows can really make a significant impact on the temperature inside of a car. After all, if a car sits directly in the sun for hours at time during the peak of our central Ohio heat, will it really feel that much different when you go to climb inside and drive home? Frankly, the short answer is absolutely, yes. Tinted windows can make a substantial difference in how a car’s temperature shifts over the course of the day.
Here’s how it works: window tint, at its most basic level, is designed to block the thermal rays of the sun. Most of Tinting King’s products are designed to be spectrally selective, meaning that they only allow specific wavelengths of light through the panes of glass. The windshield in particular is a giant pane of glass that allows massive amounts of solar heat into your car, creating an interior that can often feel unbearable by the time you get back to it. By blocking the wavelengths of light most likely to cause heat and thus raise the temperature of your car but still allowing natural light through, window tinting acts as a great filter. It prevents the interior of your car from getting too hot while also letting the beauty of the natural rays of light all around you through, meaning that you can enjoy the beauty of summer without having the be exposed to its uncomfortable high temperatures.
The effectiveness of window tinting will obviously vary between products, colors, and styles. If shielding your car from heat is the primary reason you are looking into window tinting, then make sure to let you Tinting King representative know. We have a wide selection of products that can help the rising temperature of your car on a hot, sunny day. All of our films will block heat, but some are more effective than others, ranging from a low end of about 40% of heat blocked from your vehicle all the way up to over 70%. We even have superbly effective window tints that can be applied to your windshield, blocking heat while still remaining within the parameters of Ohio’s window tinting law because they are highly effective as well as completely transparent.
Just like window tinting can be used to make your home or office more energy efficient, saving on the cost of cooling, window tinting can actually save you money on gas. If your car’s interior is cooler on average, then it logically follows that you will use the air conditioning system dramatically less. Air conditioning is a wonderful feature to have in the summer, but definitely uses a noticeable amount of gas, lowering your average mileage and making it necessary for you to spend your money filling up your gas tank more often. Instead of letting the climate control your bank account, take proactive action by investing in window tinting for your car today. In the long term, you will see that a little investment goes a long way.