Seeing is Believing! Even houses which appear to be well insulated may not be
as energy efficient as one may think. This house was photographed during the winter using thermal photography, a process which exposes higher temperature zones as indicated by the color transitions. You will notice that the areas around the windows are particularly "hot," proving that a significant amount of interior heat is escaping from these portions of the building.
Information provided by the US Department of Energy (DOE)
Thermography/Photography copyright 1997. Infraspection Institute Inc, Burlington New Jersey
This window was photographed in a controlled laboratory setting using thermal photography, a process which distinguishes temperature zones as indicated by the color transitions.
Uncovered window: The blue color in this photo indicates the temperature loss around an uncovered, single pane window.
Window with Symphony Fabric: This photo shows the same window
wearing a Symphony Cellular Shade. Note the color gradation from blue to green to yellow. The warmer colors indicated
a temperature increase the inherent insulating effect of cellular fabric.
Window with ComforTrack Plus: The ComforTrack
Plus Energy Saving Sidetrack Insulation System and the coldest blues fade away!
Energy leaks are nearly eliminated since ComforTrack Plus seals the gap between the fabric edge and window frame.