As eco-friendly homes and buildings increase in popularity, homeowners can now take advantage of the energy-efficient benefits of sun-control window films while experiencing a two-fold cut in costs – lower energy bills and up to $500 in federal tax credits. Through 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has agreed that certain sun-control window films qualify for a tax credit of 10 percent of the cost of the window film, with a maximum credit of $500.(1)
3M, a world leader in window film technology and holder of the first window film patent, offers a full range of window films that reduce the amount of heat and ultraviolet rays entering the home. Window films from 3M can block up to 79 percent of heat penetrating windows, resulting in reduced temperatures inside the home, lower overall energy costs during the summer months and less stress on electrical grids.
“Our innovative line of window films offers an easy way for environmentally conscious consumers to reduce energy use, while improving comfort inside the home,” said Jon Hanbury, marketing manager, 3M Building and Commercial Services Division. “The potential to receive a tax credit of up to $500 is just one more benefit of installing window films.”