Long Island may have long, cold winters but that does not mean commercial spaces here don’t get a lot of light during the spring and summer. Natural light does wonders for commercial spaces making them just plain better places to work, play, eat and shop. Also, it makes spaces feel brighter, larger, and more welcoming, This means businesses should embrace natural light as much as possible. The problem with this is light comes with heat attached to it. So the trade-off for getting that much-awaited spring and summer light here in Long Island is the problems excessive heat and glare cause. There are two not so great solutions to this and one very good one.

Solutions to Reducing Solar Heat Transfer in Commercial Spaces

  1. Running your A/C: Doing this is standard and not a bad way to reduce excessive heat. However, it often leads to running your HVAC constantly. Not only does this do little for the spaces right by the windows, but it also overworks these systems and can get incredibly expensive.
  2. Installing Blinds and/or Curtains: A lot of commercial spaces believe curtains and blinds are a lower-cost solution to solar heat gain through windows. In reality, in commercial settings, they are neither. Blinds and curtains on a commercial-sized space are incredibly expensive and do little to stop heat from radiating through windows.
  3. Heat Reducing Window Film: The last and best solution to reducing heat from coming through windows due to UV radiation is heat-reducing window film. No matter if your business is a hotel, retail space, restaurant, or office, window film is the most sound solution for your Long Island commercial space. It is spectrally selective meaning it blocks UV but lets in visible light. It also has a massive impact on those areas most affected by the sun’s heat–the areas right around windows. Finally, heat-reducing window film is a known money saver-something every business owner loves!

Window Film For a Better Long Island Workplace

With so many benefits from heat-reducing window film–option three really seems to be the way to go. It is effective, affordable technology and easy for any Long Island business to adopt!.

For more information on heat-reducing window film for your Long Island commercial investment, contact us today!


Angus Faith is a window film installer working in the Long Island area. After moving to Long Island from Scotland, Angus obtained a job in the construction industry and became interested in sustainable architecture. This led him to discover the benefits of window film and its usefulness for increasing energy efficiency. Today, he is considered one of the top window film experts in the area. Using his ten years of experience in diagnosing architectural concerns and knowledge of window tinting innovations, Angus helps his customers find the right film to accomplish their home or business goals. In his spare time, Angus enjoys sailing, traveling, and spending time in the park with his two Golden Retrievers, Alastair and Clyde.