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Radiant barriers are materials that are installed in buildings to reduce summer heat gain and winter heat loss; hence, reduced heating and cooling energy usage throughout a building. The potential benefit of attic radiant barriers is primarily to reduce air-conditioning cooling loads in warm or hot climates.
At Radiant Barrier Walnut Creek., we install radiant barriers to reduce radiant heat by 95%. In an unprotected attic, temperatures can soar 20 to 30 degrees above outside air temperatures, costing you substantial money in energy costs.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has performed a series of tests that have shown that attics with R-19 insulation, radiant barriers can reduce summer ceiling heat gains anywhere between 16 to 42%. This compared to an attic with the same insulation level, but with no radiant barrier. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A 16 TO 42 PERCENT SAVINGS IN UTILITY BILLS CAN BE EXPECTED, BUT IT DOES MEAN THAT YOU WILL SAVE MONEY AND THAT THIS PRODUCT WILL PAY FOR ITSELF.
Radiant barriers are installed in homes — usually in attics — primarily to reduce summer heat gain and reduce cooling costs. The barriers consist of a highly reflective material that reflects radiant heat rather than absorbing it.
When the sun heats a roof, it’s primarily the sun’s radiant energy that makes the roof hot. Much of this heat travels by conduction through the roofing materials to the attic side of the roof. The hot roof material then radiates its gained heat energy onto the cooler attic surfaces, including the air ducts and the attic floor. A radiant barrier reduces the radiant heat transfer from the underside of the roof to the other surfaces in the attic.
Air ducts get damaged from a number of factors such as age, poor design, and rodent damage.
Damaged duct work or air duct leaks affect the indoor environment in two main ways:
Cold air is lost before it effectively cools the indoor space. This makes your HVAC system work harder, using more energy and driving your utility bills up.