PLASTIC-VIEW SOLAR CONTROL WINDOW SHADES
Most of us are aware of how valuable good insulation is, and in fact, probably already have some type of insulation for the walls and ceilings. However, in many cases the SINGLE LARGEST ENERGY WASTE AREA HAS BEEN NEGLECTED...THE WINDOWS.
It has been estimated that 20% of our nation's yearly energy production is consumed in the space conditioning of residential and commercial buildings, with windows accounting for a very disproportionate 25% or 1.7 MILLION BARRELS OF OIL PER DAY. Energy escapes at a rate of 10-13 times faster through windows than any other surface, and over 2/3 of the salvageable energy is lost at the window area.
What this boils down to is that YOUR MONEY IS LITERALLY GOING OUT THE WINDOW!
PLASTIC-VIEW heat reflective solar control "See-Thru" window shades have the energy efficiency and flexibility that is required to combat this tremendous energy/dollar loss. PLASTIC-VIEW shades are an excellent investment with a rapid return-on-investment of only one to three years.
Our heat reflective shades perform as a passive solar system that allows all of the available free solar heating to enter when up, or when in the down position, reduce cold air infiltration while retaining and re-radiating precious interior heat back inside the room.
The cross section drawing illustrates the fact that PLASTIC-VIEW shades achieve the identical insulating air space principle as duo-pane glass, but our shades go a step further. The skillfully controlled metallization process on PLASTIC-VIEW heat reflective materials actually re-radiate furnace heat back inside the room.
PLASTIC-VIEW metalized materials have a "thermos bottle" effect on windows. In cold weather, cold air penetration is limited and the interior warmth is kept inside. In hot weather, the heat is reflected away and the coolness retained.
HOW TO USE PLASTIC-VIEW HEAT REFLECTIVE SHADES FOR MAXIMUM COLD WEATHER ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Flexibility is the key to achieving maximum energy efficiency.
Static devices such as exterior screens, awnings or tinted/solar glass have no regulatory capabilities; therefore, they continue to reflect free solar heating and light even during periods when they would be extremely beneficial. Obviously, this results in greater energy demands and higher costs.
The PASSIVE SOLAR CONTROL function of PLASTIC-VIEW solar control window shades allows the free solar heating and natural light to enter. In many cases, this satisfies the entire heating and lighting requirements for hours.
||During the hours of direct sunlight on any window, PLASTIC-VIEW shades conveniently raise to allow 100% of the available free solar heating and natural light to enter.
|As the sun angle changes, PLASTIC-VIEW shades are easily lowered, trapping the free solar energy inside the room. This reduces the need for any additional and costly heating.
||At night, PLASTIC-VIEW shades should remain in the down position. This results in an insulated air space between the window and shade, reducing the cold air infiltration. PLASTIC-VIEW heat reflective shades also re-radiate convective furnace (man-made) energy back inside the room for additional heat savings that would have ordinarily been lost.
PLASTIC-VIEW heat reflective shades are a by-product of the U.S. space program. The precision metallization control technology produces the incredibly high total solar energy rejection of up to 94.9%, while still maintaining excellent optical clarity.
|By reflecting excess solar energy back through the glass, inside temperatures are kept more comfortable. In many cases this eliminates the need for air conditioning altogether, or at least decreases the demand and strain on existing equipment. Smaller and more economical machines may be utilized to satisfy air conditioning requirements.