Radiant barriers are effective way to keep the heat out of your home, and to increase the overall energy efficiency. They are increasingly popular, and are made of aluminum foil. They can reduce your monthly power bill, and require no maintenance or servicing, and are a terrific return on investment.
What is a Radiant Barrier?
A radiant barrier is simply a layer of aluminum foil that is installed on the underside of your roof deck to block radiant heat transfer from the outside of your home into your attic area. They can be installed flush to the underside of the sheathing, or they can be installed at the bottom of the top cords in your roof deck.
How Does a Radiant Barrier Work?
When you do not have a radiant barrier installed by Solar Volusia, then your roof deck radiates the sun's blistering hot rays from the roof of your home into the insulation down below on the attic floor (ceiling). This heat is then transferred to all surfaces that the insulation is in contact with.
This means that it is continually radiate heat to the ceiling in your home. This creates a great deal of work for your AC System, is that heat is pounding on the interior of your home all day long. This can be a great deal of heat during the hot Florida summers.
Once you make the decision to install Volusia County radiant barriers from Solar Volusia, you'll be reducing the amount of radiated heat that enters your attic area by 95%. This not only make sure home much more energy efficient, but also has some great benefits for your attic area:
Can a Radiant Barrier Reduce My Power Bill?
Yes! A radiant barrier can absolutely reduce your monthly utility bill. In the Volusia county area, including Daytona, Port Orange, and surrounding communities, the hot Florida sun can warm your attic 150° Fahrenheit during the summer months. This results in your AC System having to work overtime to keep your home cool. If you make the wise decision to make your home more energy efficient, and decide to install a radiant barrier the underside of your roof, your attic will not be nearly as hot in the summertime.
Once your attic is cooler, your AC will not work nearly as hard. So instead of turning on and off 8 to 10 times an hour, it might only be 3 or 4. It is estimated that a properly installed radiant barrier can reduce your monthly utility bill by 8 to 12%.
Call Solar Volusia today at 386-319-5777 for a free estimate, and we can also perform an energy analysis on your home or business. We service to greater Volusia county area, including Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Deltona, and more.
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