Up to 45% of a home’s energy loss is through the attic and roof. The correct upgrades can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings and can reduce peak cooling by 10-15%
Proper insulation is absolutely essential in keeping heating and air conditioning bills low. Insulation acts as a thermos for your home or office, preventing outside weather from affecting the temperature inside. Many houses have insufficient insulation, especially those over 12 years old.
In the sweltering Austin sun, air conditioning bills take the cake as highest money-guzzler. As stated, since the sun shines directly onto the roof, it is important to prevent heat from entering through the attic and into the building. Radiant barriers are specifically designed for buildings located in hot areas. The barriers, which are placed on the attic ceiling, are made of highly reflective material that bounces heat back outside before it enters.