Watch this video to see why a radiant barrier is perfect for homes in a hot, southern climate.
The Drying Co./ThermalTec installs radiant barriers in attics and are experts in saving energy through your attic, as well as many other parts of your home.
If you've ever gotten into your car after it's been sitting in the summer sun for an hour or so, you know firsthand just how hot the car can get. Leather seats can literally make you jump, and it can take your car's air conditioning quite a while to make the space comfortable again.
Why would a car's interior get so much hotter than the air outside? Because of radiant energy from the sun -- solar heat that keeps building up inside of your car.
During the summer, the air in your attic can become superheated, just like the air in your car. As the temperatures shoot up to 120, 130, 140 degrees or higher, your home heats up dramatically. This forces your cooling system to work harder than ever. Your electricity use spikes and you spend a lot more money.
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By installing a radiant barrier across the rafters, your attic stays cooler and so do you. A radiant barrier in an attic can reduce air conditioning expenses by 10 percent or more
Radiant barriers are sometimes referred to as "reflective insulation" and "radiant barrier insulation" because, similar to insulation, they can effectively slow the transfer of heat.
Unlike foam or cellulose, however, radiant heat barriers reflect heat back to its source. Radiant barriers are available in several forms.
Your The Drying Co./ThermalTec consultant will help you decide on the one that's best for your home.
To help protect a car from the heat, many drivers will leave a foil-faced sun shade on the car. This is a radiant barrier that does an excellent job of reflecting the solar heat, protecting your car from getting too hot.
In an attic, the radiant barriers we use can work just like these shiny car shades. When it's hot, up to 97% of the sun's heat can be reflected back outside by a radiant barrier.
This will reduce the heat gain and take a load off of your air conditioning. In the winter, this reflective effect works the other way, reflecting heat from the house back toward your living space.
There are several ways to add a radiant barrier to your attic, including reflective sheeting, between-rafter panels, and rigid insulation panels faced with a radiant barrier.
The Drying Co./ThermalTec can install a radiant barrier against the bottom of your rafters (or between them) to help improve cooling efficiency in the summer and heating efficiency in the winter.
Call or e-mail us for a Free Estimate for radiant barriers.
Installing a radiant barrier in an attic cuts air conditioning expenses by 10% or more. Expect the highest savings in warmer climates, where the workload on AC equipment is highest.
Homeowners in northern climes can benefit, too -- especially when HVAC ductwork and the air handler is located in the attic.
The Drying Co./ThermalTec provides radiant barrier and insulation to Henrico, Williamsburg, Richmond, as well as surrounding areas.
Call 1-833-933-3111 or contact us online for a home energy audit and insulation estimate.