General Info

ENERGY SHIELD - A Better Way To Save - APS

Energy Shield™ is an energy saving "blanket" that is installed over your existing insulation that keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Here is a picture of how it works...

Technical Data

FOR USE IN: Ceilings and under floors in residential, agricultural, and commercial buildings including metal structures.

FOR USE AS:
A radiant barrier in attics in addition to regular mass insulation
A radiant barrier under floors and in crawl spaces
A radiant barrier in metal buildings and barrel truss roofs to reduce the effects of radiant heat gain

FIRE RATING
NFPA Class A - UBC Class 1
Meets Federal Specifications HH-1252B

DESCRIPTION
4 layers-
Primary top and bottom are 99.9% pure aluminum;
Core layer is insulate woven HD polyethylene fabric tarpaulin;
Bonding layers are LD polyethylene (Industrial grade)

THERMAL PROPERTIES
Emissivity 0.03 (reflects 97% of Infrared Energy)
.005/m2/day (helps traditional insulation stay dryer and more effective)

STRENGTH
Industrial / Commercial Grade (super strong - won't tear when walked on over floored attic storage areas)

LIFE EXPECTANCY
In attics, greater than 100 years (effective for generations)
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NASA Fact

NASA scientists knew they could not use conventional insulation in outer space. Instead, they chose a low-cost, lightweight foil to shield our astronauts and spacecrafts from the extreme temperatures [-460F to +250F] of outer space. This same material is used by our technicians to install over your existing insulation - Energy Shield™!
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FAQ's

Q. How does it work?

A. ENERGY SHIELD™ is a radiant reflector. Unlike mass insulation which slows down heat transfer, ENERGY SHIELD reflects heat. To stop radiant heat, you must reflect it with a radiant barrier like ENERGY SHIELD.

Q. How will ENERGY SHIELD™ keep me warmer in the winter?
A. Just like wrapping a baked potato in aluminum foil keeps a potato warm longer by holding the heat in, covering your attic insulation with ENERGY SHIELD hold the heat in the house. Another analogy would be that ENERGY SHIELD in the winter works like a space blanket, which, although very thin and lightweight holds your body heat in. A thin space blanket can keep you warmer than several heavy blankets.

Q. OKAY, If ENERGY SHIELD keeps heat in in the winter, how can it keep it out in the summer?
A. ENERGY SHIELD reflects the sun's heat before it can warm up your insulation in your attic. When the insulation stays cooler, your house stays cooler. It may help to understand how ENERGY SHIELD will work for you if you think of other things that perform in the same way; ASTRONAUTS SPACE SUITS - keep body heat he sun's heat away.

Q. Where do you install ENERGY SHIELD?
A. ENERGY SHIELD can be laid over your present insulation like a blanket or stapled under rafters and in crawl spaces.
With ENERGY SHIELD, the furnace and sun's heat bounces back- it does not penetrate the reflective surface.
Improve the comfort of your home and save money by making your current insulation more efficient.
ENERGY SHIELD is a space blanket for your attic. It reduces heat transfer in both summer and winter.
ENERGY SHIELD works like the astronaut's reflective suit which protects him/her from both heat and cold.

Q. Will ENERGY SHIELD make my attic hotter in the summer?
A. No. In fact, research has confirmed that summertime attic temperatures will be much cooler with ENERGY SHIELD in place.

Q. Do I have to take my old insulation out before installing ENERGY SHIELD?
A. No. ENERGY SHIELD actually makes your present insulation more effective.

Q. If I lay ENERGY SHIELD on my regular insulation, will it cause a moisture problem?
A. No. The tiny holes in ENERGY SHIELD allow moisture to escape from your regular insulation.

Q. I already have plenty of insulation in my attic. Do I really need ENERGY SHIELD?
A. Regardless of how much insulation you have in your attic, adding ENERGY SHIELD could save on your heating and cooling expense, and keep you much more comfortable. Energy savings in many homes for heating and cooling expenses can range from 8% to 25% depending on a number of factors including climate, building configuration, materials used, site, family size and lifestyle.

Q. Has ENERGY SHIELD been tested by a qualified independent laboratory or government agency?
A. The Florida Solar Energy Center at Cape Canaveral has tested radiant barriers in both small scale laboratories and in full scale building models. Their results indicate that radiation barriers like ENERGY SHIELD can provide significant resistance to heat transfer. Tests conducted by the Tennessee Valley Authority, Oak Ridge Laboratories, in Tennessee, and the University of Mississippi support the findings from the Florida Solar Energy Center. Northeastern Illinois University conducted winter tests in residential and commercial structures using infra-red thermograph photography. The photos showed significant resistance to heat transfer over regular insulation.
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