Blinds Chalet Announces Top Three Window Shades and Blinds for Desert Living

Aug 4 2010

With one of the hottest summers in years sweeping the nation, people are looking for ways to stay cool in the summer heat. Window treatments are an easy, inexpensive way to help cut air-conditioning costs and to get a little relief from the sun. Blinds Chalet has compiled their list of the top three blinds for desert living and is also offering 30% off purchases as well as free shipping in order to help people remain comfortable for the remainder of the summer. Some products offer two-day shipping so relief from the heat can start immediately.

The Top Three Window Blinds and Shades for desert living are as follows:

1.    Energy Track 3/8” Translucent Double Cell Shades: Cellular shades are known for their insulating properties. Using these in a desert environment is ideal to help keep cool air in during the day. Best tip is to open windows during the night and let cool air in, then lower blinds during the day to keep temperatures down. If nights are as hot as days, then run air conditioning for a few hours in the mornings and evenings to cool off the home, then close the blinds and turn off the AC to cut down on energy costs. These blinds are also LEED certified. Their thermal performance rating is up to five times higher than a single pane of glass. With a system to seal-in the sides of the window blinds, there is no room for drafts or air leakage.

2.    Silver Screen Roller Shades – 4%: The goal of these shades is to help maintain views while blocking UV rays and providing insulation to help keep the interior of the home cool. Silver screen roller shades coat the exterior of the window blinds and shades with aluminum. They block out the sun’s glares as well as the worst of the heat from the rays. The 4% openness is a tighter weave than some shades for better insulating properties.

3.    EnviroFusion Textures Linen Shades: Also known for their insulating properties, these are a blend of Roman shades and cellular shades. The liner helps improve insulating qualities while the roman shades filter light and create an elegant atmosphere. The liner hides the cords for a finished look.

“Being and Arizona-based company, we certainly understand the needs of those that live in the desert,” says Chris Stanley of Blinds Chalet. “Window treatments are an easy way to improve the insulation factor of house which in turn improves comfort and resale value.

Blinds Chalet has been a leader in the window treatment industry for over 25 years. They specialize in cellular shades, window blinds, drapery, drapery hardware, shutters and more.

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