Radiant Barriers Reflect Heat, Control Air Flow to Save Homeowners Money


EcoFoil Radiant Barrier Delivers Comfort To Property Owners.

A new report by McKinsey suggests that the United States could save as much as $1.2 trillion by 2020 if certain energy efficiency measures were undertaken, reducing energy use 17 to 20 percent. According to the study, residential homes would account for about 35 percent of the possible gains in end-use efficiency.

That's significant, provided you don't have to sacrifice seasonal in-home temperature comfort or wait five years to see savings.

Most homeowners try to balance interior comfort with their utility budgets. During winter months, the importance of energy efficiency increases as heating bills rise and drafts become more noticeable. Home energy audits can be a good way to identify specific opportunities for improvement in heating, weatherizing, lighting, and insulation.

Radiant barriers, a relative newcomer in the insulation category, are increasing in popularity due to their significant benefits. These include relative low purchase price, high efficacy rating, and reduction in energy consumption leading to real, measurable savings. For example, a homeowner in the Southeast could save as much as 8-12 percent according to the Florida Solar Energy Center.

Unique to the radiant barrier category is a product offered by online retailer EcoFoil. Comprised of metalized aluminum foil with a center polyester scrim, EcoFoil's product has passed the ASTM-E84-09c standard test method (mounting method E2599-09) for surface burning characteristics of building materials. That means that if there is a fire, the product will spread less flame, produce less smoke, and ultimately perform better compared to a similar product that does not pass under the new ASTM standard. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that most fire-related fatalities are due to smoke or toxic gas inhalation and not burns.

Call 888-349-3645 or visit www.ecofoil.com/ to learn more about EcoFoil's radiant barrier and energy conservation products.

About EcoFoil:

EcoFoil, a Clickstop brand, is a supplier of radiant barrier, bubble insulation, and under concrete insulation products. Customers include homeowners, contractors, wholesalers, and brick-and-mortar retailers. EcoFoil focuses on providing quality energy-saving products and superior customer service.

About Clickstop:

Clickstop is a ecommerce merchant and the parent company of a suite of niche brands including EcoFoil. Founded in 2005, Clickstop has grown in excess of 50% each year serving customers worldwide.

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