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NASA-Inspired Material

 

Radiant Barriers Insulation Services, Installation, Replacement and Repair in Connecticut (CT) & Massachusetts (MA)Believe it or not, the temperature in your house is reflective of the temperature in your attic. Now there’s a product on the market that will cool your attic in the summer and heat it in the winter, all in an effort to lower your electric bills.

“You name it, we’ve done it and we are still not comfortable in our home and we have not lowered our energy bills,” said Nancy

She and her husband, Greg, moved from the Northwest. Not used to our heat, the Barrett family took some bad advice and ended up spending tens of thousands of dollars to add insulation to their attic, thinking it would keep the heat out in the summer and heat in the winter months and leaving them feeling warmer in the winter cooler in the summer.

“Our house is actually using more energy because of adding attic insulation,” Greg said.

The problem is that added insulation acted more like a jacket on their house than a protective layer that would keep them cooler in the summer.

“We measured our insulation in the attic in the morning just above the ceiling in the living room at just above 114 degrees and that’s the reason our house is so warm because the heat keeps pouring in from the attic because the insulation which acts like a sponge,” added Greg.

During the day, your attic has the potential to heat up and remain hot through the night. This heat up is known as radiant heating. However, a product offered by CTHandiman.com.,  known as TCM, reflects the sun’s heat, keeping your house at a normal room temperature.

The aluminum-like material was inspired by NASA’s thermal barrier that’s used to keep astronauts warm in space. This material, though, is able to work in the reverse fashion. During the extreme heat of summer, your attic can exceed temperatures of 145 degrees, so the product will, instead, reflect the heat off, cooling your house. In the winter, it allows it to remain warmer.

“Once it’s installed, the panels will keep the heat rejected out in the summertime bouncing off the product and, as the heat comes up in the wintertime, it keeps the heat in during the winter time.“ The layers are separated by a mesh system that we designed — it keeps the surfaces from touching each other, thereby creating a virtual Thermos bottle in your attic. Once it’s installed, these panels will keep the heat rejected in the summertime bouncing off the product and, as the heat comes up in the wintertime, it keeps the heat in during the winter.”
“The benefits are more comfort and lower runtime on the heating and A/C unit, which equates to lower energy bills.”