Radiant BarrierWhile you might not be thinking of scorching summer temperatures while we’re still in winter the fact is they will come, like it or not. Why not fight the heat by having a radiant barrier installed in your home? It can can help keep you comfortable while giving your air conditioner a break. At Global Efficient Energy we are experts at installing radiant barriers, and we can take care of yours quickly and efficiently so  the summer heat won’t sap your energy or your bank account.

How It Works

A radiant barrier is typically installed in the attic. It consists of material which reflects the sun’s rays rather than absorbing them. When a roof is heated by the sun that heating takes place due to radiant energy. As the roof heats it also radiates energy into your attic and air ducts, thus making your home warmer. With a radiant barrier in place, the heat radiated from your roof will be greatly reduced.  Your cooling costs could be reduced by as much as 10 percent as a result. It may even allow you to purchase a smaller air conditioner when the time comes to replace your unit.

Important Considerations

If you are thinking of purchasing a radiant barrier for your home there are several important things you need to consider. Here are some of the most important ones:

  • The effectiveness of your radiant barrier will depend on correct installation, so you need to make sure you call a qualified contractor.
  • If you do choose to install it yourself, it is vital you study and follow the manufacturer’s instructions and safety precautions to the letter.
  • A radiant barrier is easier to install in a new home, but it can also be installed in an existing house if it has an open attic.

By letting the experts with Global Efficient Energy handle your radiant barrier installation you can save time and money on your cooling costs. Give us a call at 1-888-726-8881 or contact us online to set an appointment. What do you think of radiant barriers? Share your opinion with us by clicking one of the social media buttons on this page.