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Massive Heatwave Headed YOUR Way?

Posted on: July 15, 2011


Today’s weather reports predict a “Massive Heatwave” for the mid-United States. Here are some tips for keeping cool:

  • During the day, close blinds and/or curtains to keep out the sun’s heat; open windows in the evening & night to draw in the cooler nighttime temperatures.
  • Keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Seek air-conditioned stores, shops, movie theaters.
  • Check on elderly relatives and neighbors; children and pets also feel the heat — but can’t always complain.

NewsOne had this to say about June’s sweltering heatwave: “At Stanford, Noah S. Diffenbaugh and Martin Scherer analyzed global climate computer models and concluded that by midcentury, large areas of the world could face unprecedented heat. They said the coolest summers will be hotter than the hottest ones of the 1900s.”

Worst news: “unbearable humidity”!

Let’s take a look at our winter infrared photos:

Here (of course) the blue signals exterior cold seeping in through a shadeless window – the reading is at 28 degree Fahrenheit. Photo 2 shows that same window with a cellular shade drawn down – temperature reading has now risen to 61.5 degrees. The “flames” of cold blue are the “exposed” areas to the side of the shade — which, in photo 3, are sealed by the Comfortrack Sidetrack system. A small rise in temperature accompanies the use of the sidetrack system (to 64 degrees).

Now, think in terms of OUTSIDE HEAT — what is BLUE (cooler) would then photograph RED (warmer), and what is seen above as RED (warmer) would then photograph BLUE (cooler). This works for windows, skylights, arches — any glassed area that potentially can be covered by a cellular window shade! A-ma-zing, huh?

I’ll take a leaf out of a colleagues book and say, on Shameless Promotion Friday, that if you are experiencing such excessive heat situations now run — don’t walk — to your nearest computer with internet and check out our shade offerings: Once installed, you will be glad you did! Just in the last two days I’ve spoken to a woman with a green house — glass walls, glass ceiling; she and her family are broiling…. And one gent called to *finally* order a skylight shade for the kitchen. Why “finally”? He and his wife were “cooking” — but the wife was cooking in that kitchen any longer; she stood at his elbow while he called to order the shade!

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