Smart awnings for cool homes
Island Cooling LLC has announced that Sol-Lux Solar Powered smart awnings are now available for Hawaii homes. “We’re always looking for ways to make our local homes cooler,” said Ivan Whitworth, co-owner if Island Cooling. “The Sol-Lux awning senses sun exposure over a window and self deploys to put a shadow over the window to block heat from entering the home.”
Michelle in Aiea was one of the first to install Sol-Lux. “My Ewa windows have a great view,” she said. “But there are a few hours in each day where the sun comes off the roof and shines directly into my home. With these 100 percent solar powered awnings I can shade my windows without blocking the view.”
A sensor reads the amount of light and then automatically deploys to block the sun. A built in solar panel charges during the day. As the sun sets the awning stows automatically. To prolong the life of the awning, built-in sensors also retract in high winds or rain.
Island Cooling representatives like Gideon Whitworth measure homes for Sol-Lux Awnings and work with the homeowner to select color and length. “Each awning is made based on customer specific color choices for both the cassette and awning colors,” said Whitworth.
Keola of Waipahu said his Sol-Lux awnings “keep my living room a lot cooler,” adding that “the ability to retract the system manually with the phone app lets me keep my yard open for activities. I enjoy my awnings a lot.”
Island Cooling LLC is Hawaii’s distributor of Quiet-Cool fans and Sol-Lux Awnings. For more information call 672-2300.
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