At here, we 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 super heated, 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.
We can help you choose the right type of reflective insulation
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 Radiant Barrier Morgan Hill consultant will help you decide on the one that’s best for your home.
Beat the heat in Morgan Hill
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.
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.