How Hotels and Motels Can Save Money with Energy Efficient Insulated Window Blinds
Las Vegas, Nevada – If you own or manage a hotel, luxury resort, convention center, bed and breakfast, or other hospitality type establishment, then we’d like to talk to you about hotel insulated window blinds. Have you ever seen one of these photo-wrapped window boards? Not only can insulated window blinds substantially lower your property’s energy bills for both electricity and natural gas, but they can provide every single room in a hotel or motel with a beautiful view that saves money and reduces a property’s carbon footprint.
For residential customers we typically print pictures of nice wooden blinds on the inside and white mini blinds for the outside. The only way that people can tell the difference from the real thing is to touch them.
For hotels and motels with rooms that overlook chillers, rooftops, bright lights, or other unsightly views, we can print pictures of the pool with lots of beautiful sunbathers, snow-capped Rocky Mountains, or a sunny, white sandy beach in Cancun on a 1″ think piece of insulated window foam. The gives the window an insulation R-Value of 6. It will completely block out all the sunshine, light and UV rays and also serve as a sound barrier.
Why not turn the first ugly window view into a beautiful sunny, white sandy beach window in Cancun like second one below?
Bleak, Ugly Window View from Hotel Room
Beautiful View of Beach from Hotel Room
Some hotels that we have showed our insulated window boards have also have asked if we can print hotel maps, city guides or sponsorship information on the window boards during a big convention. The answer is a resounding “yes.” We can print pictures of anything that a hotel manager desires, which presents a million new possibilities that can be delivered to enhance their windows’ views or generate advertising revenue for special events.
Installation is super easy and can be done in about one-second per window as long as the measurements are accurate. On nice days, insulated window blinds can be stored under the bed or in a closet. But when summertime heat waves exceed 110 degrees or when a wintertime blizzard comes blowing into town and drop temperatures down to -10 degrees below zero, these insulated window blinds can save hotel and motel operators 10% to 15% on cooling and heating bills. They are very durable, have no moving parts to break, no cords to create safety hazards and they have a lifetime of around 20 years with the proper care.
According to a leading Energy Star Research Report on Hotels and Motels, an average hotel spends about $2,196 on energy per room per year. If insulated window blinds can save 10% on energy costs, that would save over $220 per room per year for the next 20 years.
The cost to buy and install varies, but can usually be printed for $5 to $10 per sq. ft. A typical hotel window is 16 ft. wide by 8 ft. high. So 128 sq. ft. x $5 per sq. ft. = $640 per window.
If each room saves $220 per room, the blinds would pay for themselves in less than 3 years. And if energy prices continue to rise, the insulated window blinds will save $4,400 or more per room over the next 20 years. So a 100 room hotel would save approximately $440,000.
For really harsh environments, customers can order 2″ thick foam boards that offer an R-Value of 13. No other window treatment on the market can block the sun and the cold better than these insulated window blinds. They are great for rooms on the north or west side of a hotel and will extend the lifetime of your HVAC equipment because they will not have to work as hard to cool and heat.
And for hotel guests that care more and more about the world’s global warming problem, covering your windows with insulated window blinds will significantly reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint and give your marketing folks a great new green bullet point for websites and marketing materials.
Insulated Window Blinds block heat gain from the sun, thus the room will not get near as hot. Thus, your guests will not need to leave their rooms’ air conditioning on as long and can be set at a higher temperature. So if the guests do leave the AC on, it won’t have to work as hard to keep the room cool. And if they turn it off, the room will be much more comfortable when they get back.
This product also completely blocks out glare from sunlight and other light sources, allowing guests to feel more comfortable using their televisions and other electronic devices in the room. This means no more struggles with the annoying curtain light cracks make sleeping difficult.
And as an added bonus, with energy efficiency insulated window blinds, 100-percent of the sun’s damaging UV rays will be blocked. This means that the spectrum of the sun’s light which causes fading in your expensive hotel furnishings, draperies, upholstery, art, flooring, etc. will be eliminated.
Let’s recap. Your initial investment on the insulated window blinds and installation will be paid off in a few years with the savings in heating and cooling bills you will receive. And depending on the state, since this product has a rated R-Value, hotels may receive 10% to 30% state and federal tax credits on the cost of the insulated window blinds.
Insulated Window Blinds are something that more and more hotels and resorts are just now discovering because they are brand new. They have many features and benefits, but can also be used to generate advertising revenue from local restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and conventions that want to advertise on small portions of the window blinds.
For more information about our Insulated Window Blinds or to receive a free quote for a hotel, please contact us as soon as possible. Our contact information is in the upper righthand corner of this page.
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