Solar Choice Heat®: turn your thermostat down and turn your energy savings up.

When the sun is low in the sky, during the Winter months, these solar heaters, disguised as vertical blinds can heat the room without oil, electricity or coal.

Appearing and operating as attractive blinds, they draw cool air up from the bottom of the tube inside each vertical slat. Each slat becomes a solar heating blind. As air travels up along each vane, along the solar heated aluminum core, it exits the top and re-circulates into the room at temperatures up to 120 degrees. All this can happen in the dead of winter!

Listen to the words of David Strandberg, chief marketing consultant at the company. “With Solar Choice Heaters: turn your thermostat down and turn your energy savings up. What a great way to keep the thermostat down during the day without gulping energy to return to your comfort level when you arrive home!

Blinds, Blinds, Blinds: Two Innovations

Magne Blind® Story

 

“Blinds”, is the most searched window treatment term of all the ones that I tested on search engine monitoring applications. I think it is the most “searched” word on the internet in the entire window coverings profession.Today I would like to describe two products that although completely dissimilar, both are unique in that they enhance your life.

“Blinds”, is the most searched window treatment term of all the ones that I tested on search engine monitoring applications. I think it is the most “searched” word on the internet in the entire window coverings profession. Today I would like to describe two products that although completely dissimilar, both are unique in that they enhance your life.

The Magne Blind®, by Skotz and the thermal enhanced Solar Choice Heater®, vertical blinds from Solar Choice Heat, each solve challenges in their own way.

First let’s look at the magnetic mini-blind. As a decorator, I’ve been contacted many times about magnetic blinds for my clients’ steel doors. My research shows that Skotz Manufacturing, Inc. is the original manufacturer of the Magne Blind®. This product comes in two basic sizes and any color you like, as long as it’s white. The idea is to service the two most common steel door, window configurations .

The full view, or “French door” windows (which are called “lites” in the steel door manufacturing business) are roughly 22” wide by 64” long. Skotz makes one size that covers all windows in this size range. Order the 25” X 68.5” aluminum Magne Blind® for this application. The manufacturer only uses light aluminum in this size. Although aluminum is more expensive, it makes for a crisper appearance and overall better quality, better functioning and lighter blind. That means it is more likely to stay put if you slam the door.

For the colonial style steel door with a half length window (it’s actually more like a third, but for appearance sake, it allows you to view through the top half of the door) order the 25” X 68.5” blind. There is also a cheaper 25” X 40” white vinyl Magne Blind®. I asked the proprieter, Scott Mulder, why the size difference. He explained that 99% of the time, a 40” length is sufficient and since reducing product weight is important, every inch counts. The Magne Blind® Item # 402 with the 41” length, and aluminum construction is lighter and covers that other 1% of door lites.