Enerflex radiant barrier insulation customer reviews

Enerflex radiant barrier insulation, a highly reflective, double-sided, multilayered material, blocks up to 96% of radiant energy and can be installed in new and existing homes. It installs between rafters to the underside of a roof and on other vertical surfaces in an attic to reduce solar heat gain into the home. It also reduces heat transfer by thermal radiation across the air space between the roof and attic floor, keeping an attic up to 30 degrees cooler. In cool weather, Enerflex helps prevent radiant energy from leaving the home and reduces heat loss, which adds up to significant energy... read more

Simple DIY tips for extreme home energy savings

Homeowners expect to get a bill from their utility company each month, but opening one for a particularly expensive month can be a real shocker. If your bills seem consistently higher than what they should be, it’s time to look for hidden energy drains and consider some changes that can make a huge difference. Consider these home improvement solutions to take a huge bite out of your energy bill: Assess the roof The sun’s rays beat down on your roof, increasing the temperature in your entire house. Your air conditioner has to work hard to counteract these intense temperatures and that means... read more

Architects endorse radiant barrier insulation as a way of using less energy

Insulation may seem a bit basic to be the “key” to anything new, but saving energy through what the architects referred to as “passive” elements—those are the elements which, like insulation, work without using any energy—has not been a priority in building most houses in the last several decades. To maximize the efficiency of the envelope, the building’s main spaces should be oriented to the south, where the sun provides the most natural light and heat and, if there are solar panels, energy. All the architects who spoke emphasized the use of triple-glazed windows as part of the envelope. The... read more

Why you should not install a radiant barrier on an attic floor

Dust buildup reduces reflectivityThe attic floor application of radiant barrier is most susceptible to accumulation of dust, while downward facing reflective surfaces used with many roof applications are not likely to become dusty. In time, a dusty attic floor application will lose much of its effectiveness: predictive testing suggests by nearly half within ten years. Potential for moisture condensationCondensation can be a concern when a radiant barrier is installed on the attic floor directly on top of batt, rolled or blown insulation. During cold weather, water vapor from the interior of a... read more

Does radiant barrier foil work in the winter?

Yes. Double-sided radiant barrier has year-round benefits. It helps reduce heat loss in your home (through your attic).  Because warm air rises, radiant barrier foil installed in your attic will help prevent heat from escaping. Enerflex Radiant Barrier (made of Class A fire-rated, double-sided metalized film) helps provide a more consistent, comfortable, indoor temperature. And because nearly 75% of heat loss that occurs in the winter is radiant heat, the addition of a radiant barrier is an effective way to reduce winter heating bills. New energy-saving home improvement products, like Energy... read more

Five ways to increase comfort in your home and reduce energy cost

Seal Air Leaks Many air leaks and drafts are easy to find because they are easy to feel — like those around windows and doors. But holes hidden in attics, basements, and crawlspaces are usually bigger problems. Sealing these leaks with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping will have a big impact on improving your comfort level and reducing utility bills. Common locations for air leaks: Wiring and plumbing entrances Recessed lighting Basement rim joists Windows and doors Electrical and gas service entrances Outdoor water faucets Where dryer vents pass through walls Turn on Ceiling Fans By... read more

How does radiant barrier reflective insulation work?

Radiant barrier foil insulation, such as Enerflex, is a reflective metalized film insulation that provides a way to reduce high HVAC energy costs. Radiant barrier insulation blocks radiant heat energy instead of absorbing it like typical insulation. A high quality radiant barrier is not affected by humidity and will continue to perform at a consistent level for many years. Radiant barriers work by reducing heat transfer of thermal radiation across the air space between the roof deck (attic ceiling) and the attic floor, where conventional insulation is normally placed. In other words... read more

Enerflex radiant barrier qualifies for 2011 government tax credit

Want to save money by reducing utility bills and be more comfortable while doing it? Enerflex radiant barrier—a highly reflective, double-sided, multilayered material that blocks up to 96% of radiant energy when installed in new and existing homes—has qualified for the American Recovery Tax Credit for insulation. This could equate to savings of 10 percent up to $500.Made in America, Enerflex is two layers of tear-resistant foil, laminated and reinforced with a poly scrim for tear and puncture resistance. Double-sided for efficiency, Enerflex offers radiant barrier panels that are precut to 16-... read more

Radiant barriers and insulation – how do they differ?

Both traditional insulation and radiant barriers reduce the amount of heat conveyed into the attic of a home. But they do it in two distinct ways. Insulation slows convection, which is heat transfer due to air movement. Plus, the fibers in the insulation prevent the transfer of heat through the spaces in the insulation. By contrast, a radiant barrier such as Enerflex blocks heat transfer that radiates across an open air space. When discussing the effectiveness of insulation, R-value is the measurement used but there is no such rating for radiant barrier. Radiant barriers and insulation – how... read more

Radiant Barrier installation just got easier with Enerflex

We’ve told you how easy it is to install Enerflex radiant barrier in an attic. To make the job even simpler, we’ve created a step-by-step how-to installation video.Watch the video below to see how easy and fast it can be to lower your attic temperature 30 degrees by blocking up to 96% of the sun's radiant energy using Energy Star-certified Enerflex Radiant Barrier. read more

Death to high energy bills, not installers

When proclaiming jihad on air conditioning bills don’t count yourself or your installer among the victims. Attic roof temperatures can reach 155 degrees on a hot, sunny day. And human can only stand these temps for a very short time, especially when combined with any type of exertion. Each summer there are reports of heat stroke and even deaths suffered from exposure to extremely high temps in attics. So either wait for a cloudy day or do the work early in the morning, before the temps become unbearable. One thing is for sure, once the Enerflex Radiant Barrier has been installed those attic... read more

Compare Enerflex Radiant Barrier's ease of installation to other radiant foil barriers

As radiant barriers gain popularity as a means to block the sun’s radiation of heat into a home, more varieties have become available. Most are nominally sound products but none come close to the ease with which one can install Enerflex radiant barrier. A quick comparison reveals that Enerflex, unlike most radiant foil barriers, requires no prep work. Just flex and release the panel between your roof joists and it’s up.Watch the Enerflex radiant barrier installation video to see how easily you can reduce your attic temperatures and cooling costs. read more

Benefits of installing a radiant barrier in your attic

Reduced Energy Usage, Lower Utility Bills.Since traditional insulation does not prevent transfer of radiant heat, once the insulation has absorbed the maximum amount of heat, the heat is transferred to the space around it and eventually into the living spaces below. Easy to install radiant barrier foil (metalized film) like Enerflex can block up to 97% of the suns radiant heat absorbed through your roof surface, resulting in a 30-degree reduction in attic temperature and big time energy savings. See this short video clip on how to reduce utility bills by installing Enerflex Radiant Barrier... read more

Does Dilbert really love radiant barriers?

Well, not exactly Dilbert, and not exactly Enerflex. But in a Wall Street Journal article, Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip Dilbert, mentions the value of a radiant barrier as he chronicles his frustrations in endeavoring to discover what is really green and what’s not, as regards designing and building a new home.In this amusing article he uses his characteristic wit to catalog the confusing and aggravating choices facing the average consumer wanting to build a home that satisfies the architect, the builder, the local planning commission, the neighbors and one’s own assumed green... read more

What is radiant heat and how does Enerflex radiant barrier foil reflect it?

An easy way to understand the concept of radiant heat is to stand in front of your grill during a cookout.  The heat you feel standing next to the grill is considered radiant heat. A radiant barrier will reflect that heat. Heat that is radiated doesn’t necessarily have to come from the sun.Enerflex radiant foil barrier is installed inside your attic, beneath the roof sheathing, so how is it expected to reflect the sun’s rays? The answer is it doesn’t have to reflect the sun’s rays to work, but it does reflect the radiant heat generated from those rays.On a hot day, heat from the sun is... read more

Dallas Architect Identifies Key Factors that Constitute a Green, Sustainable Home – Promotes Radiant Barrier

Recently a highly acclaimed architectural firm in Texas published an article that helps identify ways for new and existing homeowners to make their dwelling "green friendly". Gary Gene Olp, Founder and President of GGO Architects outlines steps to becoming energy efficient. Olp and his firm promotes green and energy savings by installing a radiant barrier in the attic. Read on!Dallas - Sustainability and energy efficiency have become significant selling factors during the home-buying and home-building process. In honor of Earth Day, Gary Gene Olp, Founder and President of GGO Architects,... read more

What’s the difference between Insulation and Radiant Barrier?

Fiberglass insulation depends on R-Value (resistance) alone to insulate against summer heat gain and winter heat loss. Thin layers of fiberglass do virtually nothing to stop reflective heat or energy transfer. Fiberglass insulation is also affected by changes in humidity or moisture levels. A 1% to 1-1/2% change in the moisture content of fiberglass insulation can result in up to a 36% decrease in performance.Unlike fiberglass insulation, reflective insulation or radiant barrier foil products, such as Enerflex, are not affected by humidity and moisture changes and will continue to provide... read more

Cool ways to curb air conditioning costs during summer - Radiant barrier anyone?

Cooling a home during the summer with an air conditioning unit can account for nearly 50 percent of an average homeowner’s utility bill. And in the hottest regions of the country, cooling off with central air can generate up to 70 percent of your home’s utility bill.But not to fear: There are several ways to curb your electricity use this summer. One simple way is to crank up the thermostat by one degree during warm weather. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that you can save up to 3 percent on your summer energy bill for every degree you raise your thermostat for 24 hours. Set your... read more

Best radiant barrier insulation cuts energy use, reduces utility bills

By installing the best radiant barrier foil insulation, such as Enerflex, you can reflect up to 96% of the radiant heat energy from the sun back through your roof. As a result, your attic space is up to 30° cooler, which leads to a more comfortable and consistent temperature throughout your home as well as energy savings.Radiant Barrier / Reflective Insulation Reduces the Workload on Your AC UnitThis increased performance of your insulation and duct work, and decreased workload on your air conditioner and other appliances means Enerflex reflective insulation will pay for itself in utility bill... read more

How to reduce high energy bills – install an Energy Star radiant barrier

Radiant barriers have been around for decades, and in the last few years savvy homeowners have discovered two related benefits of installing Energy Star radiant barrier. The two major benefits of installing reflective radiant barrier include maintaining a more consistent indoor temperature, which leads to the second benefit of, reduced energy costs.The main reason energy costs are reduced is because your home's air conditioning unit will run more efficiently and less frequently throughout the hot summer days. And in hot climates like Texas, Arizona, California, Florida, Alabama, Georgia and... read more

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