Radiant barriers have been called a good solution for reducing energy costs and improving the energy efficiency of homes. But do they work? In this article, we will take a closer look at radiant barriers and why they are an effective solution for reducing energy costs.
What Are Radiant Barriers, and Do They Work?
Radiant barriers are installed in homes to reflect heat and reduce heat transfer. At AppleBlossom Energy, we apply SOLEC Radiant Barriers spray-on LO/MIT Coating that helps to reduce your attic’s interior temperature. Unlike spray foams or radiant barrier foil, LO/MIT is a low-cost option.
If your home has ductwork running inside the attic, chances are it is exposed to heat up to 120 degrees. When applied correctly, radiant barriers keep ducts cooler by reflecting heat away from them. We use emissivity reflectives that are so effective that NASA uses them.
Radiant barriers are effective in reducing energy costs. But the effectiveness of radiant barriers involves several factors, including the orientation of the home and the quality of the radiant barrier installation.
We Install Effective Radiant Barriers for Your Home
Radiant barriers are most effective in homes with much attic space and climates with high demand for cooling. In these situations, radiant barriers can significantly reduce heat transfer and lower energy consumption for cooling. Radiant barriers can last up to 10 years, which could save you a significant amount of money on energy costs.
We are proud to be a green company that provides solutions to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Contact us to see if radiant barriers will work in your Charlotte, North Carolina, home.