Motorize pleated blinds or cellular shades
Reduce your energy costs
MOVE is the only product on the market that is able to motorize pleated blinds with cord. Using your pleated blinds / cellular shades optimal will lower your energy costs. Because of the insulating cells it will protect against cold in the winter but also against heat in the summer.
About cellular shades
Are you sitting with extra blankets in front of cold windows? Put up a pleated blind and you will not have to move your reading chair. Pleated blinds and cellular blinds with air ducts isolates against the cold.
Cellular shades is an easy way to prevent warmth from disappearing out through bad isolated windows. There are plenty of such windows. Lots of older houses has two glass windows and then a third of the warmth generated in the house will disappear thru the windows.
Pleated blinds in older houses
If you are standing at a window a cold winter day you will recognize a phenomenon called downdraughts. You feel frozen, especially your feets, although it's hot and cosy in the room. Its because of downdraughts from the window.
Downdraught means that the hot air inside of the room is cooled down from the cooled window surface and sinks down to the floor. That's why radiators often is placed under the windows. If the radiator has an own thermostat it reacts by increasing the temperature in the room although it's already hot in the room.
Isolate with pleated blind
The better isolated the windows are, the less down draught. A smart way to isolate the windows is to have pleated blinds. The folded textile in a pleated blind holds more air still then for example a roller shade.
Most energy smart is to have double pleated blinds with built in air channels. These are called cellular shades because the air channels form reminds you of the cell in a beehive. Cellular shades is available as one cell, double cell or even triple cell versions. The more cells it has the better isolating capacity it's got, up to 50% better than ordinary pleated blinds.
The cellular shade looks like an ordinary crimped pleated blind. It folds like an accordion when you raise the blind by cords. There are so many alternatives that you can get almost any version of pleated blinds that you prefer.
Pleated blind against heat
Because a pleated blind has isolating cells it will protect against cold in the winter but also against heat in the summer. Looking from an energy saving perspective this is even more interesting, because an air conditioner demands more energy than heating does. To cool a room costs three times more than heating does.
The good thing about the most pleated blinds is that they can be mounted in windows where you really need protection against heat for ex in roof windows, glazed terrace etc. A pleated blind can be made to measure even for windows that follows a sloping roofline.
Even if it is mounted at a place that makes it hard for you to operate it there are ways to fix this, for example by motorizing it with MOVE by Teptron. You can install it yourself and set automations based on sun conditions, it will adopt and adjust itself optimal. If you need a very good adoptable sun protection an ordinary pleated blind is a good choice. But if you want to reduce down drought and heating at the window a cellular shade is recommended.