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2015 Scotiabank EcoLiving Business Leadership Award WINNERS!

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Krumpers Solar Blinds were announced as the winners of the 2015 Scotiabank EcoLiving Business Leadership Award.

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Krumpers Solar Blinds, made in Canada, are climate control blinds which regulate the temperature of homes year round to save on heating and cooling.

The Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards are part of the Bank’s customer-focused environmental initiative, Scotiabank EcoLiving. Introduced in 2010, Scotiabank EcoLiving is designed to help enable Canadians to save energy by reducing their household energy consumption, which results in cost savings and positive environmental impact.

The Business Leadership Award for a business providing eco-friendly products or services to the residential sector.

The team at Krumpers Solar Blinds would like to thank Scotiabank for this prestigious award!

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Scotiabank EcoLiving Award Finalist

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Krumpers Solar Solutions has been announced as one of the top three finalists for the prestigious Scotiabank EcoLiving Business Leadership Award.

The winners will be announced on June 3, 2015.

Krumpers Solar Blinds allow you to enjoy a clear unobstructed view while controlling the temperature of your home.

To read the press release please visit: http://goo.gl/jYMrkK

The Ottawa Citizen Talks about Sunshine & Solar Blinds

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Our solar blinds are getting attention in Ottawa! In a recent article by the Ottawa Citizen Marketplace: 9 window dressings that let the light in but keep the heat and UV rays out our solar blinds are featured for their UV protection and sense of style. With the hot summer days on their way investing in solar blinds means investing in a cooler more energy efficient home. Did you know, our solar blinds are transparent?  Making a perfect minimalist  addition to any room. Show off your windows! Read the article here »

Tips on how to keep your home cool this summer!

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1. Reduce the cooling load by employing cost-effective conservation measures. Provide effective shade for east and west windows. When possible, delay heat-generating activities such as dish washing until evening on hot days.

2. Over most of the cooling season, keep the house closed tight during the day. Don’t let in unwanted heat and humidity. Ventilate at night either naturally or with fans.

3. You can help get rid of unwanted heat through ventilation if the temperature of the incoming air is 24C or lower. (This strategy works most effectively at night and on cooler days.) Window fans for ventilation are a good option if used properly. They should be located on the downwind side of the house facing out. A window should be open in each room. Interior doors must remain open to allow air flow.

4. Use ceiling fans to increase comfort levels at higher thermostat settings. The standard human comfort range for light clothing in the summer is between 22 C and 24C F. To extend the comfort range to 26C, you need a breeze of about 2.5 ft/sec or 1.7 mph. A sow-turning ceiling-mounted paddle fan can easily provide this air flow.

5. In hot climates, plant shade trees around the house. Don’t plant trees on the South if you want to benefit from passive solar heating in the winter.

6. If you have an older central air conditioner, consider replacing the outdoor compressor with a modern, high-efficiency unit. Make sure that it is properly matched to the indoor unit.

7. If buying a new air conditioner, be sure that it is properly sized. Get assistance from an energy auditor or air conditioning contractor.

8. Buy a high-efficiency air conditioner: for room air conditioners, the energy efficiency ratio (EER) rating should be above 10; for central air conditioners, look for a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating above 12.

9. In hot, humid climates, make sure that the air conditioner you buy will adequately get rid of high humidity. Models with variable or multi-speed blowers are generally best. Try to keep moisture sources out of the house.

10. Try not to use a dehumidifier at the same time your air conditioner is operating. The dehumidifier will increase the cooling load and force the air conditioner to work harder.

11. Seal all air conditioner ducts, and insulate ducts that run through unheated basements, crawl spaces, and attics.

12. Keep the thermostat set at 24 degrees C or higher if using ceiling fans. Don’t air-condition unused rooms

14. Install Krumpers Solar Blinds and reduce the heat from solar gain by more then 72%


Read more:
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