Do Window Films Save Energy?
The hot sun streaming through your windows as you drive can send temperatures soaring, leaving you hot and uncomfortable—even with the air conditioning on. In large part, this problem is caused by radiant heat from the sun’s infra-red radiation. Until recently there was virtually nothing you could do about it.
See the Light Without Taking the Heat.
When applied to the windows of your car, V-KOOL forms a virtually transparent, protective barrier against the sun’s heat. Independent testing shows that V-KOOL actually screens out 96% of scorching infra-red radiation and 99% of harmful ultraviolet light, the radiation that causes skin and eye damage. That’s the equivalent of a sunscreen lotion with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 200. The results are like sunshine without the heat.
By comparison, tinted, non-reflective window treatments filter out at most 15% of the sun’s infra-red heat. Tinted windows also detract from the appearance of your car. And they pose a safety danger by reducing visibility, especially at night, making it feel as though you’re driving with sunglasses on. V-KOOL, on the other hand, is virtually transparent, so it doesn’t significantly affect your ability to see, and it maintains the integrity of your car’s design.
Strong on Efficiency and Protection.
A V-KOOL coating helps to lower temperatures quickly at start up, allowing the passenger cabin to cool faster. You cruise in comfort, subjecting your air conditioner to less strain and improving fuel efficiency. V-KOOL also protects expensive upholstery and audio equipment by shielding it from destructive heat and high ultraviolet levels.
Increased Fuel Efficiency
Visteon Corporation, and V-KOOL manufacturer, Southwall Technologies, Inc., together with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced favorable results from a July 2000 desert test program. Results of the program demonstrate that a test vehicle equipped with Southwall’s V-KOOL XIR® transparent, infrared reflecting film, had significantly reduced interior temperatures and would exhibit approximately a 3% improvement in fuel economy, compared to the control vehicle equipped with standard tinted glass.
The Fitting Solution.
To ensure a quality fit, V-KOOL is applied by highly trained professional installers. Every V-KOOL installation comes with a five year warranty that guarantees it will perform to stated specifications without fading, discoloration, cracking, peeling, adhesive failure, delaminating or demetallizing.
Don’t let the summer sun drive you to distraction. V-KOOL is the clear choice, providing the ultimate in solar heat reduction and comfort combined with high visibility and safety.
Over 8 million cars worldwide have V-KOOL technology, and many top care manufacturers like Mercedes, BMW, Audi and more have V-KOOL technology in their glass manufacturers at the factory.
To find the dealer nearest you, call today: 1-800-SUN-2-HOT (1-800-786-2468).
13805 West Road, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77041