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Benefits of Installing Radiant Barriers

Radiant Barrier InstallationAmong the common types of insulation used in homes and places of business are radiant barriers. It is a foil-like reflective type of material that is meant to reduce heat and energy costs related to using the AC, especially during the summer period. For many property owners, installing radiant barriers is enough since it isn’t as pricey as other insulation types like spray foam. Thankfully, it works well in many cases.

Radiant barriers are commonly placed in attics where it gets especially hot during summertime. Because it effectively reflects heat and does not absorb it, it wouldn’t be as warm in the entire house or office compared to when you don’t have radiant barriers installed. The many benefits of installing radiant barriers include:

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5 Home Cooling Tips

Cover WindowsSummer can be tough for families who find their house not close to cool enough even if the air-conditioner system runs on full blast. To make matters worse, using the AC on top levels will certainly have its effects on your energy bill. Thankfully, there are ways to help cool your home down.

Because of climate change, we can experience weather conditions in extremes. It gets super cold during the winter and extra-hot during the summer. But no matter the weather outside, you can have a more comfortable home with these cooling tips:

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Attic Insulation Tips for Warmer Winters

Attic InsulationThere’s always enough time left before winter arrives, for as long as you schedule your home improvements right. Use this time correctly to prepare your home for the winter before it is too late. Attic insulation can help you keep your house warmer during winter and save electricity used by room heaters.

Attic insulation is the preferred insulator for homeowners looking for savings. The attic insulation can maintain the warm temperature of your house and control the utility consumption. The insulator works by making house air-leak proof. The insulator traps the warmth or temperature of the room through its air-leak proof property. (more…)

How Attic Insulation Reduces Your Home Energy Bills

Attic InsulationOne may think that if no one really uses the attic at home or wouldn’t even go up there at all, then why is insulation even needed? No one will feel the heat or cold there anyway. Truth is, your attic’s temperature affects the overall temperature of the rest of your home. And yes, it does have an effect on energy costs.

Attic insulation installation may cost a bit of money at first but it is definitely an investment worth having. It is also very important to mention that you shouldn’t go cheap on installation by trying to do DIYs. It is best to call experts to get it done for you as attic insulation mistakes are very common. With improper installation, you may be finding yourself spending even more money than you first intended.

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Using Radiant Barriers

Radiant barrier is a type of heat insulation that looks like a shiny foil sheet. It is often used during construction workUsing Radiant Barriers to reflect heat but can also be installed in the attic of a house to prevent radiation as it works well in closed and narrow spaces.

The attic is the top covering of a house. In hot weather, the attic gets extremely hot and passes the heat to the house. The temperature of the attic and of the house, however, can be controlled by installing radiant barriers sheet. Heat waves flow from hotter region to the cooler region. The radiant barriers work as an obstacle creating it difficult for heat waves to pass through it and enter the house through the roof.  The radiant barriers require airspace in front of them to work.  They may become heat conductor if placed in-between the two pieces of siding. Besides, any dust accumulated on the barrier sheet may reduce its ability to reflect heat.

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