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Radiant Barrier Technology

August 24th, 2017

Radiant Barrier Technology for Your AtticThere’s nothing more uncomfortable than an attic that’s been heated up by the summertime sun. Many homeowners think that the temperature of their attic doesn’t matter as long as they can use their air conditioning to cool off the rest of the home. After all, most people don’t spend too much time in their attic. Even though running your air conditioning will certainly make the temperature inside your home much more bearable, the extra strain that you put on your air conditioning during the Summer has unexpected consequences…

When the sun shines on your roof the heat transfers from the roof to the attic and eventually into your living space. In order to compensate for this extra heat you’ll have to run the air conditioning at a lower temperature for a longer period of time to keep your home cool. Not only is this going to cost you extra money on your utility bills… the wear and tear that your air conditioner endures will eventually cause it to break down.

Properly installed Radiant Barrier Technology will stop the transfer of heat from the attic to your home, make your home energy-efficient, and extend the life of your air conditioning system.

How Radiant Barriers Save You Money

Hot air naturally flows towards cold air. There’s not much we can do about the heat coming from the sun, but we can stop the heat at your attic before it reaches the rest of your house. Radiant barriers are installed in your attic perpendicular to the sunlight, which will reflect the heat back to its source. Radiant barriers can come as either a reflective insulation foil or as a reflective spray. No matter what kind of radiant barrier is best for your home, you will still be reflecting 75-80% of solar radiation. Using radiant barriers in your home is one of the quickest and easiest way to reduce heat entering your home and to save on your utility bills.

How Radiant Barriers Are Installed

Home Comfort USA has the experience and know-how to properly install radiant barrier technology to any home. All that we have to do is get access to the underside of your roof from your attic. From there, we work diligently to thoroughly coat every inch of the attic that’s exposed to the sun. We guarantee that there will be no place for unnecessary heat to seep through your roof.

Once your radiant barriers are installed, you’ll never have to pay to maintain or repair it! You won’t even have to make any adjustments to the way you run your air conditioner. Radiant barrier technologies are guaranteed to pay for themselves with the money you save on heating and cooling, and they will continue to function just as well as the day that they were installed.

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