PART 1: SOLAR CONTROL & ENERGY SAVINGS
The best hospitals and healthcare facilities are constantly seeking the most creative and cost-efficient answers to their glass-related problems. Professionally installed window film will add comfort and safety to your facility while adhering to the unique requirements of medical facilities. If you are looking to solve the glass-related issues of your healthcare facility, then look no further.
Being able to incorporate more daylight into your facility will increase the happiness and productivity of patients and staff.
Untreated windows are often to blame for heat imbalances, especially in large buildings. They invite excessive heat during the summer and allow heat to escape during the cold months of the year. When heat is completely free to pass through windows, the burden of climate control falls onto the HVAC systems. Professional window films block heat from penetrating windows during the summer and will help retain heat during the winter. This means that your HVAC system won’t have to work so hard, and you will be able to eliminate hot and cold spots in your facility.
Hospitals and other medical facilities need to maintain constant temperatures for both the patients and the staff. This task becomes incredibly difficult with untreated glass windows that create hot and cold spots throughout the facility, as well as turning any room with a window into an oven during the summer and a freezer during the winter. Window film will insulate your facility from excess heat all summer long and help retain heat in the winter – effectively turning single paned windows into double panes, and doubles into triples. High-quality window film will give you all the benefits of brand new windows without the cost or hassle of replacements.
Eliminate Dust Collecting Blinds
Natural sunlight is desirable for many reasons. However, many facilities are forced by overheating and glare to close the blinds in patients’ rooms. The use of window films allows patients and staff to enjoy their outdoor views and exposure to daylight without having to deal with the aforementioned negative side effects. Being able to incorporate more daylight into your facility will increase the happiness and productivity of patients and staff.
Protect Occupants from Harmful UV Rays
Possibly better than anyone else, medical professionals understand the dangers of too much UV exposure. Untreated windows leave patients and staff vulnerable to solar radiation. Fortunately, solar window films block 99% of UVA and UVB radiation, meaning that the occupants of your building remain safe.
Glare is notorious for interfering with our interaction with screens. Given the amount of computerized medical equipment in modern facilities, it is no wonder that glare is seen as a significant impediment to workplace productivity. Window film eliminates glare so that those inside the building can use their equipment and devices easily and without interruption.
We hope you have enjoyed this overview of how window films affect the energy costs and comfort of the buildings to which they are applied. If you think your facility could benefit from the application of high-quality window films, or simply have a few questions, just give us a shout.
In the next article, we’ll cover how window films can be used to increase the safety and security of hospitals, healthcare facilities, and nursing homes.