Radiant Barriers: Keep the Heat Out & Increase Energy Efficiency

One of the best ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home is to keep the cool, air-conditioned air in and the sweltering, summer heat out. One of the most effective ways to do that is through radiant barrier installation.

How Do Radiant Barriers Work?

Radiant barriers reduce heat increases by decreasing radiant heat gain, or in other words, reflecting summer heat out. Like a spoon that is left in a hot cup of coffee, the spoon itself isn’t hot, but because it is touching the hot liquid it becomes hot and transfers that heat to your hand when you grab the spoon. A radiant barrier reduces this transfer of heat, and in the example, reduces the heat transferred to your hand; it reduces the transfer of heat by reflecting the heat of the roof and other surfaces out and away from your home’s air ducts.

How Effective are Radiant Barriers?

According to Energy.gov, radiant barrier installation can reduce the costs to cool your home by 5-10%. Not only will this allow you to save money on monthly heating bills, but it can also allow you to have a smaller air conditioning system. Combining radiant barrier installation and solar panel installation can allow you to experience even greater savings.  

Want to Know More About Radiant Barrier Installation?

Both new and existing homes can benefit from a radiant barrier installation. To learn about the possibilities for your home in Charlotte, South Carolina, and beyond, contact Solar By Nature for a free quote!

We service the Gastonia, Charlotte, North Carolina, and South Carolina area.