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PROPRIETARY PATENTED SUSTAINABLE BUILDING PRODUCTS
TCM6/26 which is 26" wide and provides an overlap on homes built with trusses
set at 24" on center.
If you live in a hot climate and are considering adding more attic insulation to make
your home more comfortable and save energy please read this first before you make
a costly mistake:
"I have a house in New Mexico and I'm at my wits' end. I've had a lot of
insulation work done in my attic and it's now R-50, but the house is
still incredibly uncomfortable in summer. In fact after adding 10" of
fiberglass to the attic floor, I spent more money on cooling than I did
during the prior summer, and the house was much less comfortable, too.
The attic is unbearably hot inside.
Will any of your products remedy this situation? I have already spent a
lot of money for nothing. Fool me once, shame on you…
It does get cold here, but not too cold (occasional snow, but it rarely
goes below 20f). It's so dry that I doubt condensation will be a
problem. The relative humidity in the house never rises above 30%. The
attic has trusses 24" OC".
Our latest addition to our TCM line of products: a multi-layered TCM
membrane with a flat black reinforced bottom membrane that can be
stapled up without worry of it falling down over time like other radiant
barriers that are not reinforced.
This for the look where architects want a finished flat black look at the
ceiling. For a video of the finished project click here.
What our customers have to say: Click here
Significant savings and comfort: Click here
* The ultimate home insulation product in sunny climates
* Holds heat in during winter
* Keeps heat out during the summer
* Cuts Energy Costs, eligible for tax credits! Click here
* Easy to install
* Increases Comfort
* Lasts forever
* Money back Guarantee
Thermal Control Membrane is a multi-layered, thin film material that is very effective at controlling heat flow.. This means infrared heat, the most basic type of heat, changes direction and goes back where it came from. We then suggest our German attic fan to exhaust this rejected heat.
TCM is a proven approach at increasing comfort and reducing energy consumption. Click here for a recent testimonial and installation pictures
Why Choose Us?
A recent testimonial (more below)
Hope you are having a great summer! I’ve been meaning to get over to you a couple or so of the most recent APS bills for you to take a look at. The July one came today, and I am really excited! They dropped our monthly payment (on the equalizer plan) from $316/mo to $283/mo. After the July payment, we will have a CREDIT balance of $739.29. Total charge for electricity was $238.90 for this July!!! The charge for power in July of ’08 was a whopping $514.32. How about that?
The Average daily cost of electricity in July, ‘08 was $16.59; for July, ’09 it was $7.96. Pretty impressive!! Our percentage of on-peak use last July was 40%; this month, it is only 7%!!!
Actual APS energy bills one year apart
METAL BUILDINGS and SHEDS
TCM installed on the inside walls and ceiling of a steel building or garage will forever change how it feels inside.
This is the ultimate insulation product for this type of construction.
Simply adhere, staple or nail TCM to the desired surface! It's that easy.
This TCM user is air conditioning a steel building in Phoenix! No insulation of any kind is used in this building, only TCM.
Insulation can only resists heat flow, TCM changes the direction of heat. What would you rather do in your home, building or addition?
NEWS FLASH! We now make a reinforced TCM with white surface that is 54" wide for steel buildings. Email us for more information and pricing on this exciting new TCM application! Much more effective and efficient that fiberglass batt products in both winter and summer applications. Why? Here's the question: Given the choice, would you rather resist (r factor), the movement of heat or change the direction of heat? That's the primary difference between how insulation works and the effects of TCM.
Order TCM on our online store with free shipping.
Wrap your ducts in our RBS Wrap product. Cut to fit your application! click here to order
TCM is available in 26" wide (for rolling out between attic trusses) and 48" wide configurations.
FROM TCM-6 CUSTOMERS:
Our home was hard to cool, the heat pump ran continuously during triple digit days and the house was always uncomfortable. While shopping for a new heat pump, every contractor we talked to suggested increasing the capacity from a 3 ton to a 3.5 ton. That was until we got a quote from Horizon Energy Systems. They suggested going to a smaller unit (2.5 ton), and installing Thermal Control Membrane in the attic with a German fan exhauster. This energy package was a bit more expensive than our highest bid but it made sense.
We had this work done and our home is now more comfortable (winter and summer), the unit stays off longer than it runs and our APS bill has dropped by 50% from last year as shown on our bill! One reason is being able to take advantage of the off peak power as suggested by Horizon Energy Systems. If you are considering a new system this is the way to go. Obvious is the performance of the TCM6 as we now have a smaller unit and the house is much more comfortable.
We are really happy with the professional installation, follow up and support. On a ending note, I had installed a new thermostat which has a timer on it. I wired it wrong and when it came time to use the heat only the fan would run.
With a measured outside temperature in the morning last week of 34F the house stayed at 68F USING NO HEAT for days on end. The Thermal Control Membrane in the attic is just an amazing product! We called Horizon to fix the thermostat and even though is was not related to the heat pump installation they re-wired at no charge! Thank you!
Evan M. Phoenix, AZ 10/06
A testimonial from Texas Click here
"What about dust?" Good question. Only the reflective attic insulation products from Horizon Energy Systems has multiple layers with air spaces in between each layer. This is where the performance comes from and why our products are more expensive that other reflective insulation products. This is also why our products do not degrade in performance over time because of dust accumulation. More information on how dust affects reflective insulation click here.