Hot or Hot Mess? Solarchoice Passive Heating Window Blinds

Hot or Hot Mess? Solarchoice Passive Heating Window Blinds

Allison Verdoorn
Sep 2, 2010

We recently spotted these passive heating window blinds and were intrigued. Often vertical blinds are a less than ideal solution to covering our windows, but what if they were heating our home too? Find out how they work....

Developed by Solarchoice Heat, the window blinds heat rooms through passive means:

Each blind draws cool air through the bottom and the heat absorbing metal insert warms the air to 120-140 degrees. The warm air flows from the top of each blind to help heat your home or office and dramatically lower your heating bills. The sun's heat is working for you, naturally, every day. It's simple to turn that energy into heating cost savings with SolarChoice Heaters

Additionally, the blinds provide an R value of 1.7 to reduce heat loss through windows.

With the potential to reduce heating bills by 35% the blinds serve as a great way to save money, but can you stand the look?

(Image: Solarchoice Heat)

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