Wouldn't it be great if every company and institution could afford to install the latest in energy saving HVAC equipment. Unfortunately, in these troubled economic times, the money for such expensive upgrades is just not there. Halcyon Shades offers a lower cost alternative to expensive HVAC upgrades by providing highly effective thermal control in the building envelope. Halcyon Shades reject heat in both directions. In the summer, they bounce heat causing infrared light back out the window and in the winter, they contain furnace heat in the building. This allows even the biggest buildings to set back their HVAC systems to use less energy.
Halcyon Shades, especially when installed with our optional side rail systems, can reduce the refrigeration effects of glass. Halcyon Shades, even without side rails, can contain air flow from forced air HVAC systems from passing over glass and creating unwanted thermal exchange. It is almost like having an extra pane of glass even in heavy plate glass window systems.
Halcyon Shades provide superior thermal control all year round.
Halcyon Shades Rejects Cabin Heat
Halcyon Shades are not just for buildings. Our customers use our superior heat rejecting shades to control heat in earth movers, tug boats, cruise ships and other large vehicles and vessels that get blasted by solar heat. Heavy equipment and marine craft are exposed to the sun when not in use and can build up incredible amounts of heat. We have been told by one of our customers in the mining business that the cabs in their earth movers when not in use reach internal temperatures as high as 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Wow! That's hot. By using Halcyon Shades, to reject heat, operators do not get cooked when they enter the cabs of earth movers or step into cabins on marine craft - even if they have been sitting in the sun for days.
Halcyon Shades not only control the heat, but they also control the glare reflecting off of the water enhancing visibility and the view. It is like putting a very good pair of sunglasses on your windows and port lights.
Chicago, Illinois October 2-4, 2011. Halcyon Shades took part in the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Annual Convention at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois and it was outstanding (although we are still a little jittery from all of the energy drink samples). Halcyon Shades are perfect for convenience stores because they can save the chocolate and other inventory from unwanted heat and UV damage while still allowing store personnel to see parking lots and gas pumps. Woven shades obscure the view and do not provide infrared heat reflectivity like Halcyon Shades do. We met a lot of very nice people from around the world at NACS and we got to spread the word to convenience store facility managers and store owners about Halcyon Shades. Over the next months, you will be seeing Halcyon Shades showing in a convenience store near you.