Att ic insulation and energy conservation are important. Home
Depot has many answers. Home Depot carries vent ing a nd radiant barrier
products,. radiant barrier is a great way to lower energy costs.
Fiberglass, cellulose, R factor, and energy conservation, shiny little bits and
If you live in a cold climate and really want to
impact your heating bills, and make your home warmer in the winter and
cooler in the summer, then consider installing Barrier System
Multiple layers are effective
even when covered in dust (attics are
Keeps heat in during winter,
out during the summer
Lifetime performance warranty
(over 20 years of
Never need to add more
reflective metalized film pieces stack on top of each other which is very
effective at limiting the flow of heat. Think blown in Thermos bottle
and that's how it works. Unlike most radiant barriers which are
only one layer and susceptible to degradation of performance over time from
dust, RBS Chips have a lifetime performance
warranty. We can back this up because we've been installing them for
over 20 years.
If you are considering adding
more insulation to save energy, you owe it to yourself to read this page
Reductions in heating bills are
25% to over 40% and immediate difference in how your home feels.
Use this product in low pitched or hard to
access attics/areas as the chips can be blown from the machine up to 8 feet
away. For conventionally framed attics that are easily accessible, (in
hot/humid climates only), we suggest using our latest product, Thermal Control
Membrane, a sheet type product that is rolled out over
your existing insulation.
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during the summer
RBS Chips being installed in an
attic by one of our do it yourself customers. The higher energy
costs rise, the higher the return on your investment. We can send you
everything you need to do a professional job in one box. Click here to find out how!
Your home with RBS Chips
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First of all, RBS Chips don't "cost" they pay. This is an investment that will
offer you a minimum of a 25% reduction on energy costs and becomes more valuable
as energy costs rise. Further, what is more a more comfortable house worth
to you? Contact us for a dealer near you or email us for our do it yourself option.
Millions of Radiant Barrier Chips change the direction of heat
very effectively with layers of highly reflective surfaces.
Time tested and proven in all climates. The only radiant barrier patented to be protected
and has a lifetime performance
retain heat in winter
Barrier Chips keep heat in and helps prevent ice dams Makes
drafty rooms feel toasty warm.
TCM stapled in the crawl
space has been proven to change the way a home feels in cold
If you are considering placing RBS in
your attic ask the manufacturer if they offer a lifetime,
RBS Chips are blown over your existing
10" square box weighs 20lbs and contains enough RBS Chips to cover 350sq feet to
400sq feet of attic area depending on how level the insulation is in your attic
now. The more level the upper surface of attic insulation, the better the
RBS Chips will perform and the better coverage you will achieve.
you currently have blown fiber glass or batt fiberglass in your attic now it is
recommended that a 2" cap of blown cellulose insulation be installed prior to
the RBS Chips. The cellulose allows for more level surface and better
performance from RBS Chips.
Frequently asked questions:
"What about dust? I read dust will degrade the
performance radiant barrier in my attic"
Very true statement, dust has
a very high absorptivity and high emissivity. This means infrared heat can
actually be collected instead of reflected once the top layer gets dusty.
Since most radiant barriers come in roll form there is no protection against
RBS Chips are blown in so there are eight to ten layers of metalized
surfaces facing each other, each separated by an airspace. Dust will
collect on the top surface but these surfaces are sacrificial to the layers
below. This is the basis of the patent on RBS Chips. . . they are dust
proof. For more information on the effects of dust, click
installing radiant barrier in an attic difficult?"
It is if you are stapling it up to the rafters (not
recommended for optimum performance). However, blowing millions of
reflective 1" square chips from our 4lb blower is simple and allows for better
coverage. It's also fun to watch!
Another benefit of RBS
Chips being on top of the insulation and not stapled up to the rafters is the
reduction of heat loss during the winter. RBS Chips is the only
radiant barrier that has sufficient permeation to allow the migration of
moisture in cold climates without causing condensation problems. Some of
our strongest testimonials come from cold weather users.
Chips are costly"
The age old adage: "you get what you pay for" really
applies here. In most applications of radiant barrier in sheet form
there is 2000 square feet of radiant barrier in a 2000 square foot attic.
There is 20,000 square feet of RBS Chip material in a 2000 square foot due
to the multiple layers being approximately 10 layers deep. This redundancy
is the basis for the higher performance, dust protection and trapped air
Further, metalized film is slow and expensive to manufacture,
especially when both sides of the product are coated. This is the same
product NASA uses in space to protect astronauts and equipment.
Think of this
investment like this: The better it performs the better your
investment. Everyday of every year. And as energy prices go up, so
does the return on your investment.
Order a sample and brochure of RBS Chips Click
For an in home energy audit in Maricopa
Or contact our Phoenix office at:
602 867 3176
No matter where you live, you can benefit from
EcoGuard RBS Chips. The RBS Chip provides protection from energy consuming
infrared heat gain during the summer, and heat loss during winter months. The
more extreme the outside conditions, the better they work!
Winter and summer
January 16, 2003
To: Horizon Energy Systems
Re: Radiant Barrier Chips installed in 2002
We had the radiant barrier chips installed last February. We have now
went through an entire year of seasons -- very hot and cool weather. Our 87
year old father is living with us, and the more even temperature of the
whole home has helped with his arthritis problems. We have noticed
also the comfort as well as the reduction in energy used both in the heat of
summer in Arizona as well as the cool dryness in the winter. As
electricity and gas heating prices have gone up, our utilities have
decreased significantly. I have recommended this product to my
coworkers and they have had this product installed in their homes also
and are very satisfied with the results.
Charles & Sandra Hurt, Phoenix, Arizona
This from Michigan
The installation of your product R.B.C. has brought to our home the highest degree
of heating/cooling efficient we could possibly hope to attain.
Our home is primarily heated with a Vermont casting wood burning stove. Our living
space is on two levels, approximately 2300 sq. feet. With your product in the ceiling,
and air movement with a fan system we can comfortably heat the entire space. We
have also noticed a significant drop in our usage of wood following, your installation
of Radiant Barrier Chips.
RBS Chips have a dramatic "leveling" effect, it takes the home much longer to cool off
after it is heated for winter days, and longer to heat up during the summer days after
it is cooled off during the night time hours.
Your product "does it all" winter and summer.
Thank you for your creative genius.
We will never understand any building residential or commercial not using RBS Chips
Doug and Iola
Gladwin, Mi 48624
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VENTING IS IMPORTANT!
Since the RBS Chip is designed to reflect heat flow away from your
insulation, it's important to allow this heat to escape. We add dormer
vents, soffit vents or power ventilators on every installation.
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