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 Chips (RBS
Multiple layers are effective even when covered in dust
(attics are dusty)
Keeps heat in during winter, out during the
Lifetime performance warranty (over 20 years of
Never need to add more insulation
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.
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
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.
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
RBS Chips 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, transferable performance
RBS Chips are blown over your existing
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
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:
about dust? I read dust will degrade the performance radiant barrier in my
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, click here.
"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!
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
"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
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
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.
here for info on attic venting
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