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Insulation Experts

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.

Radiant Barrier attic insulation

South Atlanta

Insulation Experts

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of the most significant ways that we waste energy and make it harder to heat and cool our homes is by having missing or outdated insulation in our attics.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.

How Poor Insulation Affects Homes in Atlanta

A lack of insulation can mean that your home will be much more expensive to heat or cool. You’ll have higher energy bills, which means you’re also likely going to pay a lot more on utility costs each month. Worse yet, without proper insulation, the humidity levels in your home are going to go up, and it could lead to mold formation because moisture is not being properly removed from the air.

When we take into consideration all these factors-the wear and tear over time, the extra electricity needed for heating/cooling your house when there’s no good insulation -it may seem like an upgrade isn’t worth it at first glance. But with so many benefits associated with installing new insulation (including better comfort level), making this update is one of the smartest choices you can make.

Beyond the typical problems that every home faces with poor insulation, Atlanta homeowners have a particularly rough time due to the creation of urban microclimates and incredibly harsh summers. This can make cooling your home nearly impossible, depending on the shape of your insulation.

  • The temperature in your home will be more comfortable. You’ll also have total control over your home’s temperature, meaning that your HVAC won’t have to work as hard to heat or cool.
  • You’ll save money on utility bills while still feeling cool and cozy. Not only can you lower your utility bills up to 30% just from installing new insulation or our Radiant Barrier system, but you’ll also actually prolong the life of your heating and cooling systems. By not having to have them work as hard, they’ll last longer and need fewer repairs as well as not needing to replace them. This savings alone is worth the investment in new insulation.
  • If you want to go completely green, installing new insulation can help with this goal too! As far as eco-friendly options are concerned, there is no better choice than upgrading your current system with an R-value of at least 13 – enough to keep out all cold air until it warms up outside again.

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.

 

Contact South Atlanta Insulation Experts Today for Free Quote and Energy Efficiency Inspection.

 

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.

No one should live in a home that’s uncomfortable, nor should they needlessly waste energy. Contact us today and make the switch. You’ll be glad you did.

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