1980 - Volume #4, Issue #1, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Insulated Shade Cuts Heating Costs
Applied to single-glazed windows, it increases their "R" value from .9 to 4.5, resulting in a 79% reduction of heat loss. Payback of the investment can be expected in as little as 1 or 2 years. The quilt forms an insulative barrier that reduces heat losses, Mosher points out.
Window Quilts are attractive furnishings, designed to complement existing decor. Or, they can be concealed behind drapes, or other shades, valances, facings or boxes. The fabric is treated to retard flame. The quilts eliminate window drafts and chill in winter, solar radiation and hot spots in summer, and also reduce humidification and dehumidification needs, according to Mosher.
Available in all sizes to fit all windows. Easily installed using a screw driver and hammer. The shades, made from polyester fabric and quilted together with an ultrasonic machine, are easily removed from the rollers for cleaning.
Retail price, f.o.b., is right at $3.95 per square foot, including hardware.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Appropriate Technology Corporation, Box 795, Brattleboro, Vt. 05301 (ph. 802 257 1773).
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