In many areas of the country, the summertime means that our air-conditioning is running a lot, and this can cost quite a bit of money. If you have many windows in your home, this could make it so the sun heats the air up, thus adding to the cost of keeping the home comfortable.

One way to remedy this problem is to use window films.

You can find window films in most hardware stores, and usually you will have the option of choosing either temporary, semi-permanent or permanent window films.

These films don’t completely block out sunlight, but they do lessen the effect of sunlight heating up the inside of your home.

If you choose a temporary or semi-permanent film, you want to be careful when removing the film so that you don’t damage your windows. Usually the only things you need for removal are alcohol and a razorblade.

If you want the cheapest option, or if you are uncertain if window films will benefit you, you should choose a temporary film. This usually comes in a roll that you cut to size and apply to the window.