Arizona Shutters Block Heat

Arizona Shutters Block Heat

If you live in Arizona you know to be conscientious of your air conditioning/ electric bill. That is why the design of Arizona shutters block heat. The U.S. Department of Energy holds a Solar Decathlon related to this purpose. Awards are given to youth who design cost effective and attractive ways to conserve the energy being used in homes. This year many of those award winning designs were based on outside shutters and blinds. Inside shutters, blinds, and window insets allow the window to heat up and then block the sunlight from inside the home.  The goal of an outdoor set of blinds is for the blinds to block the sun even before it comes through the window. Students created numerous systems of various materials.

The simplest design was sheet metal with a design on the outside.  Keep in mind that appearance and affordability were factors in choosing a winner.  Sheet metal and simple metal cutter to create your own design was the DIY project at the decathlon.  Some of the more aesthetically pleasing blinds were made of white cloth and wood.  Other students created high tech app controlled shutters.  The remote control allows homeowners to operate the shutters from the comfort of the home without the need to go outside and adjust the blinds.  A similar design was completely remote control free.  The shutters simple respond to the outside temperature.  If it’s cold out they let the sun shine through.  If it’s too hot, the shutters block the sun.  Another technological system was blinds that rolled up the window instead of from the top down. This was to accommodate the blocking of sunlight based on the awning.   An awning already blocks some light based on the time of the day and position of the sun.  The blinds can then be scrolled  up from the bottom to block the light not blocked by the awning.

At All About Blinds and Shutters we have many kinds of blinds and multiple ways to install them.  If you’re in need of Arizona shutters to be installed indoor or out, we can help.  Call 602-418-1429 to get started quickly.

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