South Atlanta Insulation Experts is your home for energy-
saving technologies that help lower your energy costs and improve heating and cooling efficiency in your home.
As homeowners, most of us know about the struggles of trying to keep our homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the most energy-efficient homes, nor do we know what to do to make things easier in terms of heating and cooling or energy efficiency.
The truth is, one of the most significant ways that we waste energy and make it harder to heat and cool our homes is by having missing or outdated insulation in our attics. Over time, the insulation gets worn down or can develop holes, making it much less effective. On top of that, older insulation just isn’t as effective as newer products.
Start With a Free Inspection of Your Home
Before we start installing new insulation or our premier Radiant Barrier System, we’ll begin by doing a free home energy usage inspection. This lets us know where your insulation is lacking, which will help us determine the best course of action.
Along with a free assessment that tells you what type of insulation and radiant barrier system works best for your home, we’ll also give you an estimate on installation costs before starting any work so that you know what your investment is upfront. We can also help you determine how much you might save as well.
What Is a Radiant Barrier System?
A radiant barrier system is a type of insulation composed of aluminum or other metal that reflects the heat from your home back into it rather than dissipating it outside. It is similar to an insulating blanket for your home and can be used on walls as well as ceilings.
The technology works by reflecting heat back into your home in the winter and away from your home in the summer. This helps your cold air stay in during the summer and your warm air during the winter.
Not only that, installing the system will sure up your attic’s insulation, meaning no more leaks, wasted energy, and an overworked HVAC system.
How is a Radiant Barrier System Installed?
A radiant barrier system is installed by applying the reflective foil to your attic’s walls and ceiling. It is done in sheets that cover the entire surface of the wall and also help to seal up any cracks or crevices. A Radiant Barrier System can easily reflect up to 97% of heat back into your home in winter or away from your home in summer.
If you choose to use it on both sides of your home’s framing, this will provide an additional layer of protection from heat entering through cracks near windows and doors that let cold air enter during the winter months.
The key difference between a Radiant Barrier System and typical insulation, even high-grade insulation, is that the Radiant Barrier is specifically designed to reflect heat back into the home during winter or away from your home during summer.
By comparison, regular insulation is designed to stop the heat from leaving by absorbing it. Not only is this much less efficient, it only works to a small extent. This means you’ll still be wasting tons of energy.
How Much Can I Expect My Radiant Barrier System To Save Me?
In warmer climates like Atlanta, where cooling costs are high due to our extreme summers, homeowners can expect significant savings when they install a radiant barrier. On average, homeowners can save up to 30% just by installing a Radiant Barrier System.
This means that the system will pay for itself almost immediately. If you factor in the increased longevity of your HVAC system, you’re looking at tremendous overall savings.
If you’re ready to make the transition to a better way, then you need to speak with one of our team and see if a Radiant Barrier System is the right solution for your specific situation.