Radiant Barriers Cut Cooling Costs by 17 Percent

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Radiant barriers, which reduce air conditioning costs, have been around for many years. They save up to 17% per month on cooling costs by reducing attic temperatures by up to 30 degrees. They achieve this by blocking radiant heat from the sun.

New building codes and mandates have boosted the market for radiant barriers. Lisa Cohn of EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com interviews Lorraine Bittles, the OSB product manager for LP Building Products about the uses and market for radiant barriers.

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  1. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often. I’m a long time reader but I’ve never been compelled to leave a comment. I was a building inspector where it gets triple digits. I miserably sweated through a frame inspection at a tract. I had a frame inspection next door with this installed. There was a noticeable difference in temperatures. It was cool enough that I stopped sweating. I subscribed to your blog and shared this on my Pinterest. Thanks again for a great article!