Radiant Barriers

Not so fast!

Searching for radiant barriers in Connecticut? You may want to think twice. While radiant barrier salesmen may have convinced you (as they have countless other unsuspecting homeowners) that installing a radiant barrier in your attic can be an effective, money-saving home energy upgrade, the truth is that installing a radiant barrier in most homes in Connecticut will make a very small impact on your home's comfort and energy consumption, and while it may lead to some very small energy savings, the truth is that it could take a hundred years or more for the radiant barrier installation to pay for itself in energy savings. While a radiant barrier may be effective in reducing cooling costs in warmer climates like the Southeast U.S., it's a very, very rare case that installing a radiant barrier in an existing home in Connecticut will lead to significant energy savings.

At Eco Smart Home Services, we find the most cost-effective home energy solutions that will actually work. While specific solutions may vary from home to home, one thing we will not do is try to sell you a product that will not be effective in improving the comfort of your home or saving you money on energy bills. 

If you have a hot attic in the summer that you believe may be contributing to high cooling costs, there are a variety of measures that you can take that will lead to lower cooling costs, a more comfortable home and reduced energy bills year-round. Consider the following options, or contact us directly for a free phone consultation to discuss what the best energy saving home improvements may be for your home.