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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 Chips (RBS Chips)
Millions of 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 first. 
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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Your home during the summer

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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.

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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 against dust
and has a lifetime performance warranty.

RBS Chips retain heat in winter
Radiant 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 climates instantly. 

If you are considering placing RBS in your attic ask the manufacturer if they offer a lifetime, transferable performance warranty.


                                           RBS Chips are blown over your existing insulation.

Before                                                           After

    Each 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. 
If 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 dust.
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,
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"Isn't 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. 

"RBS 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 spaces.
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.

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Or contact our Phoenix office at: 602 867 3176

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    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 customers:

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
Yours truly
Doug and Iola
Gladwin, Mi 48624

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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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