A radiant barrier will allow you to climate control your home for a fraction of what everyone else pays.
A radiant barrier, also known as reflective foil insulation, is what keeps thousands of people warm in the winter and cool in the summer, at a fraction of the average cost. Yes, you read correctly, at a fraction of the cost! Sounds good, does not it? I thought so.
Radiant barrier insulation works by reflecting, hence the name reflective foil insulation, the heat back into your home. Sure, traditional insulation like fiberglass works well, but there is a point where there is just too much heat for it to work as effectively as we hope, as we deserve.
Did you know that more than 75% of the heat from your home, the same heat that you pay an arm and a leg for, ends up escaping through your attic or ceiling? If that sounds big, but not too shocking, think of it in terms of money. You are losing 75% of the heat that you are paying for, does not that equate to roughly 75% of your heating bill flying out the window each month? I bet you are in absolute shock now, are not you?
The same scenario works in the summer, just in reverse. Instead of reflecting the heat back into your home, a radiant barrier reflects the heat away from your home, keeping the cooler air inside where it belongs. Now think about that in terms of your cooling costs, just as you did with your heating bill. The cost to climate control your home, or at least attempt to, is not getting cheaper as time goes on, in fact, it's getting more and more expense. So would not it be smart to do whatever you can to keep those costs down?
So what have we learned? Simple, installing a radiant barrier will save you money. You just can not get any simpler than that.