Late last year, my Husband Bill and I, made quite a few upgrades to our home in regards to comfort and energy savings. We had all new double paned windows installed, then upgraded not only our ancient Furnace, but added central air as well. We used to have a Swamp Cooler, which would work okay if there was no humidity.
Since we were unable to use the air conditioner, as it was installed in the late Fall, we had not been able to see how well it worked. Upon turning on the air conditioner this year, we noticed that it didn't seem to be cooling the house very well, except for the basement which is always cool to cold. After having the company who installed the unit check it a couple of times, they said it was working at maximum performance and there was nothing they could do to make the unit work better. Although, they did suggest insulation in the walls and attic. My husband had been hearing a talk radio host, Glen Beck, talk about Radiant Barrier / Greenhome Specialties and how well it works and helps keep the house cooler so the attic is not full of so much hot hair, which in turn makes it harder to cool the house.
We decided to talk to Greenhome Specialties about this product and see how it would help and how much it would cost. After listening to the information, we decided that we wanted to get it installed. We also decided to get some insulation as well as the Radiant Barrier, as our attic had very little insulation.
Since having the Radiant Barrier and insulation installed (about three weeks ago or so), we have noticed a drastic difference in how cool the house is. On even the hottest days, it stays very comfortable in the house and it doesn't seem like the air conditioner is constantly running to keep it at the desired temperature.
We have been very glad that we made the decision to go with this product and the cost was very reasonable, as well as receiving rebates back from Questar and Thermwise, which help to offset some of the money invested. Also, our rebate paperwork was sent out in a very timely manner and was already filled out with most of the information needed, we just had to add our personal information.
We would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to lower their monthly utilities and live in a cool and comfortable home.