Ottawa mom's Sun Reflector Kit saves energy for Canadians

Available at Home Hardware

TORONTO, June 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The sun is scorching, the a/c bill is soaring and the kids can't sleep. So what's a mother to do?

Faced with a situation that most Canadians suffer through, Cate Rushforth fought back with a can-do approach that created a practical, affordable solution - Window Foil. The aluminized non-stretch polyester Cate developed with the help of her 17-year-old daughter Sara is easily applied to windows and then simple to remove after the 10-12 hot weeks of the Canadian summer.

Once in place, the Sun Reflector Kit foil works amazingly well, reducing the window's transmission of heat by as much as 90% but still allows Cate to see her younger kids Samantha, 4 and Jessica, 6 playing outside.

Cate's electricity cost plummeted from over $200 to $67! She knew they were on to something when their friends and neighbours asked to replicate their concept, and the Sun Reflector Kit was born.

At $12.99 it's an affordable solution for Canadians

Suddenly Cate found herself in a booming venture.  Sara pushed mom to apply to Dragon's Den and after her winning pitch, the kit drew a flurry of interest. From that publicity, a deal was consummated and now the Sun Reflector Kit is on sale at Home Hardware stores from coast to coast.

The Kit contains Window Foil for two or three windows or patio doors, depending on the home's need. New this year, The Sun Reflector Kit Refill Roll provides an extra 20 feet of temporary heat reflecting window foil on a single roll. The measurements are 31.5 x 240 in. or 80 x 610 cm. This product allows customers to purchase extra foil without buy the complete kit.

Applied easily with just soapy water using the tools in the kit the Window Foil delivers much more heat reduction than dark blinds or film making it ideal for Canadians without a/c or those sick of their summer energy consumption. Air-conditioners are the most expensive household appliance to run, costing over $200 a month at 21o C and accounting for up to 25% of annual power bills.

The Sun Reflector Kit is practical, affordable and really saves quite a lot of money. It matches the Canadian seasons by working during our short summer and then can be removed to offset winter heating costs.

Image with caption: "The Sun Reflector Kit reflects from the outside but you can see through from the inside. (CNW Group/Sun Reflector Kit)". Image available at:

SOURCE: Sun Reflector Kit

For further information:

Cate Rushforth (613) 618-7532 Cate Rushforth;

John Morris, Marcovitch PR; 416-963-3222; More photos available

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