Residential Smart Window Tints: Privacy, Energy Savings and Customization

Residential Smart Window Tints: Privacy, Energy Savings and Customization

As homes get smarter with connected devices and integrated technology, one area that’s seeing innovation is window tints. Today’s electrochromic or “smart” window tints allow homeowners to customize the level of privacy and sunlight filtering through glass with the click of a button or tap on an app, delivering privacy when desired and energy savings year-round. 

Let’s explore the benefits of smart tints for residences.

Privacy and Security with Smart Window Tinting

With clear glass windows and doors, the inside of our homes can easily be seen from outside. Smart window films offer customizable privacy. Some smart window tint products, like those from ElectraTint, allow users to instantly “frost” the glass for total privacy then restore full transparency just as quickly. This allows complete control over visibility.

Smart window tint privacy options are helpful for:

  • Blocking views in or out when desired for privacy
  • Censoring inappropriate or sensitive content from kids
  • Deterring burglars from seeing valuables
  • Minimizing insights outsiders may gather from observing your daily habits and coming-and-going

So, if you want daylight without sacrificing privacy at times, smart tints give you the best of both worlds. No longer do you need to decide between elaborate window dressings for privacy or living in a fish bowl!

A spacious, sunlit living room featuring residential smart window tints that reduce glare and protect privacy without compromising the urban view

Energy Efficiency and UV Protection with Smart Films

In addition to dynamically customizable visibility, today’s smart window films also filter light and heat transmission based on weather conditions and user preferences to enhance energy efficiency. This saves substantially on heating and cooling costs year-round. Smart window tinting can reduce energy costs by blocking:

  • Up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Up to 90% of infrared heat from sunlight
  • Over 60% of solar heat gain overall

With custom control, smart window tints may be darkened to limit heat gain during peak daylight hours when the sun beams brightest. Colder seasons see the greatest efficiency gains by restricting heat loss at night. Smart tints also guard against furniture fading by blocking UV rays that break down fabrics and materials.

Automating these adjustments optimizes energy savings by tinting based on changing conditions like sunlight intensity and ambient temperature instead of relying on user manual operation. Smart tint integrators like ElectraTint give users this set-and-forget automation option.

READ: How Electric Window Tints Seamlessly Blend with Modern Home Automation Systems

Customization Options for Unique Needs

With programmable smart films – whether manual or automated control – custom schedules, favorites and scenes allow optimizing the tint level any time to accommodate:

  • Shift workers who sleep during the day
  • Families with babies who nap irregularly
  • Remote workers bothered by glare on video calls
  • Home cinema enthusiasts seeking optimum viewing
  • And more unique needs…

ElectraTint offer more flexibility than alternatives like blackout curtains that are all-or-nothing. With custom presets, get the right daylight balance for working, sleeping, or relaxing. Ramp up privacy when the kids are playing in a room visible from the street or create a dark viewing environment for watching movies during the day. Light sensitive individuals including those with autism may also benefit from smart films helping them gain greater environmental control.

READ: How Does Smart Window Tint Affect Building Aesthetics?

Smart Window Tint Options

Now that we’ve reviewed the key benefits – from total privacy when you want it to optimum light filtering for energy savings and UV protection – what are the product options? Smart window films come in two main varieties:

1.Smart Liquid Crystal Tints: use an electrical charge to align crystals within the film to either block or transmit light. This particle realignment controls light and heat passing through. They offer faster on-off switching than photochromic technology.

2.Smart Photochromic Tints: contain special chemicals that react to light by darkening automatically. The degree of tint adjusts based on lighting conditions. While slower than liquid crystal particles, photochromic films eliminate the need for user/automated operation to optimize solar gain/heat control.

Within those two main technology options, smart window tint offerings differ on:

  • Customization abilities – can you program for various situations?
  • Automation/control mechanisms – app, remote, voice, automated sensors?
  • Energy efficiency – what portion of heat/light do they filter out?
  • Durability – lifespan, warranty, cracking/peeling prevention
  • Price – cost varies based on brand, quality, size

As a leader in smart window film innovation and installation, ElectraTint stands out for its custom-crafted smart window tints solution combining automated, theater-style side tracks with programmable smart window tints. This delivers the ultimate user experience ensuring ease of control, automated operation, and clean aesthetics suited to a range of residential design aesthetics.

Bring Privacy, Efficiency and Customization to Your Residence

If you’re interested in smart window films for your residence after reading about the privacy, efficiency, and customization benefits, it’s easy to request a custom quote.

Contact us at 833-422-1329 or email for a fast and free estimate on upgrading your home’s windows with automated smart window tints. Consult with our smart window tint installation pros on which intelligent film solutions fit your needs, design style, and budget.

Receive a free, no-obligation quote tailored to your residential spaces. Get in touch today!