Radiant Barrier for Survival, Self Sufficiency
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To the poster who asked the question, thank you an here’s a couple of testimonials that hopefully will answer your question. Personal ENERGY INDEPENDENCE and saving money on energy consumption is part of being a survival minded person. Please read the testimonials below:
“After installing RBS Chips in my 1900 square foot home, my monthly equalizer bill of $234 dropped to $117 per month. When my bill was reviewed in October by SRP, they wanted to pay me a check for the difference but I told them to just take it off my bill. I went five months without paying anything! I also thought it strange that they called and informed me they were going to change my meter.
Not only am I saving 50% on my energy bill, my home is more comfortable and every room is the same temperature. I highly recommend radiant barrier chips and the services of Horizon Energy Systems
Single story brick home, 1900 sq. feet, heat pump
South orientation no shade.
D. Wright, Tempe AZ
I moved to Phoenix in 1998 and started looking into ways to cool down our house. We added a lot of shade and even vented heat from the attic with electric fans (which failed twice) and wind turbines. Obviously that was not enough. I did some research and found that the government considered radiant barrier chips an economic answer to our problem.
I needed new heat pumps. Buying them improved our comfort by quite a bit, but I could still feel the heat radiating downward from the attic. Sundown made an immediate difference, so I knew more needed to be done in the attic.
Horizon Energy Systems came to our home and after an energy audit recommended much larger vents for the attic and radiant barrier chips. The vents and barrier chips immediately cooled down the house. The new heat pump on the West end of the home ran non-stop throughout the day before RBS Chips were installed. Now it cycles on and off (mostly off), and our home is much more comfortable.
The garage (which we use as a chapel) no longer feels like a bun warmer. Our bedroom is comfortable at last. We are very satisfied with all the work done. Horizon Energy Systems understands the physics of heating and cooling and educated us in how this system would benefit us.
I had a dark bathroom needing a solar tube. Another contractor told us it could not be installed. Horizon Energy Systems installed the two sun tubes I wanted and suggested two others (one in the kitchen, one in the mirrored closet room). Everyone agreed that the four sun tubes added a lot to the home’s appeal. We love them.
I highly recommend the products, services and knowledge of Horizon Energy Systems
Gregory L. Jackson, Ph.D
2200 Square feet
R-25 blown Cellulose attic insulation (existing)
Exterior walls: Block
Windows: Original aluminum sliders
Existing venting: Two whirlybirds, one ridge vent, two gable vents
Additional venting: Five Dormer vents, 13 soffet vents
Additional insulation: RBS Chips over blown cellulose (Installed 9/04)
BEGIN TO FIND WAYS TO SAVE on your energy bill. Even if you can’t afford RBS chips, find ways to be frugal, then put the money you save into things like storing food, water, paying off debt, etc.
I have recently begun saving $30 per month just by simply learning to let the house be slightly warmer throughout the hot North Texas heat (108 degrees lately.)
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