A Comprehensive Review of Radiant Barrier Research Including Laboratory and Field Experiments

Do you ever wonder how the insulation in your home works? This concept is one of the most challenging topics to explain to consumers. Explaining radiant heat and radiant barrier technology can be even more difficult as the transfer of radiant heat is invisible. It is also sometimes difficult to explain how using this technology in your insulation will save you money. But it can, and it does.

An excellent article was recently released, A Comprehensive Review of Radiant Barrier Research Including Laboratory and Field Experiments, by Mario A Medina, PH.D., P.E. Dr. Medina is a member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers). Dr. Medina is also an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas.

This is a must read for consumers who want to better understand radiant barriers and how the technology works to improve energy consumption in homes and buildings. Although some of the information is complicated, much of it can be absorbed easily by those who are interested. This review is hot off the press. Please enjoy.

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