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The energy saving
characteristics of mirrored blinds
Archaeologists claim that the ancient Egyptians may have been the
first to resort to blinds for controlling heat. Etchings on Egyptian
tomb walls depict a primitive prototype of blinds—a horizontal
contraption made of reeds over which slaves poured water to cool the
passing air. While the slaves probably would have questioned whether
much energy was saved, it obviously was one of the first attempts to
make a window covering more functional than decorative.
The vertical blind industry has not been as loud and lively on the
energy questions as it could be. Many manufacturers interviewed were
cautious about extolling the energy-saving virtues of their
products. They expressed concern that the products need to be
adequately tested before making too many sweeping statements.
PVC, the most commonly used material in contract vanes, is the same
material used to insulate water pipes and electric wiring. Other
vanes are being designed that use a mirrored or reflective finish
on the outside with the option of various fabrics or laminated
finishes on the inside.
The solar activated control systems also allow for a more efficient
adjustment of the blinds throughout the day.
The evident trend in energy designs indicates, though, that it will
not be long before the manufacturer of verticals is saying much more
than "they cover the window."
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