August 2nd 2007
Island cooling soon
Did you know that an extra 1 degree C. difference in temperature between indoors and outdoors can add around 10% to heating or cooling costs and greenhouse gas emissions? While daytime temperatures could hardly be more pleasant in August, Magnetic Islanders know that it wont be long before the thermometer rises and the sun will again be something to avoid. And, as the threat of climate change grows, an opportunity to help us be less reliant on greenhouse gas-producing air conditioners is coming our way.
According to the Australian Greenhouse Office, "Shading of the building and outdoor spaces reduces summer temperatures, improves comfort and saves energy. Direct sun can generate the same heat as a single bar radiator over each square metre of a surface. Shading can block up to 90 percent of this heat."
Taking an opportunity to shade your home would therefore seem like a no- brainer.
On Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August that opportunity will be made a lot easier when Mr Kevin Finch, a representative from Shadeview Blinds & Awnings will be visiting the Island to advise residents on the options they have to shade and cool houses and units.
According to Kevin Finch, "There are many designs to choose from including retractable awnings with a motorised option with a wind & sun sensor".
It is also worth noting that effective shading protects your home from the heat, glare and UV rays which can fade your home furnishings.
CSIRO statistics indicate heat deflections of 90% for aluminium awnings, 75% for canvas awnings, 35% for Venetian blinds and 20% for curtains.
Kevin Finch said, "We also have a wide range of internal blinds and shutters to add value to your home and give it a facelift. Security Screening is also available using the Diamond Grill style or Marine Grade Stainless Steel".
If you would like more information or would like to book a free measure and quote, please call 4725 2527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Shadeview Blinds & Awnings website is www.shadeviewblinds.com.au