Sunfire™ Attic Shield™ will give you lower electric bills and make summer evenings a lot more comfortable.
3 Big Benefits. Sunfire™ Attic Shield™ installed in your attic can improve the performance of your central air conditioning system and slash the number of kilowatt-hours your air conditioning system consumes by up to 25 percent. And that means lower electric bills. A lot lower. Attic Shield™ also makes homes more comfortable. Attic Shield™ gives you three big benefits:
- Greater indoor comfort. The conventional insulation in your attic does not block heat, it just slows it down. Tiny air pockets in this insulation (which is usually fiberglass) heat up through the day. By late afternoon, this air pockets in your insulation are quite hot, and this heat conducts into the ceiling below, then radiates into your living spaces throughout the evening. The uncomfortable clammy feeling you may get indoors during a summer evening is radiant heat energy from the ceiling striking your skin. Since Attic Shield™ keeps your attic cooler, your ceiling stays cooler too.
- Lower electric bills. As you might expect, the greatest source of your home’s daily heat gain is solar radiation striking the roof and heating up the attic. A Florida attic can reach 150°F during the summer months. Attic Shield™ reflects this energy back toward the roof, so your attic stays much cooler. And of course, less energy is available to radiate into your living spaces if the attic stays cooler. This means you will spend a lot less to keep your home cool and comfortable.
- Better central air conditioning performance. If you find that your central air conditioning system sometimes can’t keep your home as cool as you would like during the hottest weather, Attic Shield™ will help in two ways. First, because the total heat gain into your home will be reduced, your air conditioning system won’t have to work as hard to keep the indoor air at the same temperature setting it may have had difficulty maintaining before. Second, because the Attic Shield™ will keep the attic cooler, your air conditioning ducts (which run through the attic in Florida homes) will deliver colder air to the rooms that are farthest from the air handler.
Not ordinary aluminum foil. While Attic Shield™ may seem similar to aluminum foil, the product installed in your attic is quite different than common foil. Sunfire™ Attic Shield™ has a layer construction with two sheets of thicker aluminum foil than the kitchen products, and a tough layer of woven mesh in between the foil sheets. No need to worry about tearing in your attic.
Developed by NASA and Grandma. Attic Shield™ technology was developed by NASA during the 1960s to protect astronauts and sensitive equipment from harmful solar radiation during spaceflight. However, if you’ve ever seen aluminum foil over a Thanksgiving turkey, to reflect heat back into the turkey and keep it warm throughout the day, you know that your grandma was a step ahead of NASA.
How much can you save? How much you can save depends upon your individual circumstances. One of our home energy consultants can survey your home and give you with an estimate of potential energy savings, along with a firm price for installation of the Attic Shield™ attic insulation system. So why not get started as soon as possible?