Have your energy bills been on the high side of late? The problem may be
that your current insulation isn’t sufficient to keep heat inside
in the winter and out in the summer.
Tampa air conditioning company, Del-Air Heating & Air Conditioning, specializes in installing radiant
barrier insulation to help reduce energy bills while boosting your family’s
comfort throughout the year.
How They Work: It’s no secret that attic heat poses a significant burden to a home’s
cooling system. Typically installed in residential attics, radiant barrier
insulation cuts cooling costs by reducing heat gain during the summer
months. Composed of special materials that reflect heat instead of absorbing
it, this type of insulation directs heat back toward the roof instead
of allowing it to raise temperatures in the living space. The end result
is a significant reduction in your monthly cooling costs.
Different Types of Radiant Barriers: Homeowners considering radiant barrier attic insulation have a number
of options at their disposal. You may choose to use double-faced radiant
barriers for added protection or a perforated option to let moisture escape.
Additionally, families can choose to combine radiant barrier systems with
other types of insulation materials. In this way, the radiant barrier
serves as the facing material of the thermal insulation.
Installing Radiant Barriers: Unlike other forms of insulation, radiant barrier is installed in the
attic ceiling beneath the roofing rather than in the walls or floors.
When adding radiant barrier insulation to your home, place the sheet foil-side
down between the roof rafters to avoid the accumulation of dust and then
staple it in place. You should also leave a space of two inches between
the foil and the insulation at the eaves.
Learn How Radiant Barriers from Del-Air can Help You Save
Installing radiant barrier insulation in the home can help protect your
family’s comfort while reducing monthly energy spend. Fortunately,
the team at Del-Air is there to help. Our
Tampa air conditioning techs have the skill and experience to assess your home’s insulation
and determine the best method of stopping waste. For more information
on how to save on your cooling costs, please
browse the Del-Air blog or call (855) 972-9943 to speak to a member of our team. We look forward
to helping preserve your family’s comfort year round.