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Winter + Summer energy savings
Energy control is one of the first places to begin when creating a natural and healthy environment. Window fashions are increasingly being recognized for their money and carbon saving potential in warmer climates. Our shades bring nature inside providing that warm and cozy feeling we all desire during cooler times of the year.
"Before we added the Malaysian Milk with lightfilter lining panels our HVAC would cycle two times an hour all through the morning sun! Now with 95 degree days outside it cycles only a few times each morning!" Kathy, Omaha, Ne.
WINTER HEAT LOSS EXPLAINED
-Window type: single, double, or triple glazing, and type of gas between (Argon) or coating applied to glass (low “E”).
SUMMER HEAT GAIN
Heat is gained through a window system primarily through the "greenhouse effect" where the rays of the sun are strong enough to permeate the glass. Some of this energy is then transferred to the space as well as its surfaces. What energy that is reflected back towards the glass is then too weak to permeate back through increasing the heat in the space. Both the Happyshades Roman as well as the Safeshades Roller line offer a wide array of options that will reduce, reflect, absorb, or cut Summer heat gain increasing the efficiency of ventilation systems thereby saving energy and money while cutting Carbon emissions.
Many of the more open HappyShade fabrics will preserve the view, reduce glare, and provide a 40 - 60% reduction of the suns energy! With fabrics designed specifically for this, the SafeShades Roller line offers an economical solution in the lowest emission solar screen fabrics. Note, that colors will perform drastically different. Dark colors will absorb energy and light increasing the view through whereas a lighter fabric with the same openness (fabric weave density) will reflect the energy and light reducing the view and increasing the overall light level.
-Though we strive to control every last detail regarding our shade production, some patterns (including those that are GreenGuard or Oeko Tex certified) may not be suitable for our friends with chemical sensitivities. Please call for additional details.
-Minor stretching and twisting is inherent to the materials and may require a varying amount of time to acclimate. Sun exposure may cause discoloration or fading
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