duct wrap insulation

  • Duct Wrap Insulation on MSN Real Estate Article

    Duct Wrap Insulation Did you know our products were featured on MSN.com's Real Estate Page? We make mention of it on our website but don't link directly to the post. Several years ago we were contacted by a writer doing an energy saving article. Of course we agreed to participate.

    We loved the slideshow and all of the products that were chosen. We have used a cutaway of the article as promotional content in the sidebar of our website as well for some time. We're currently redesigning the look of our website and this cutaway will not be part of the future design.

    As the picture is of me I cannot tell you how happy I am that it is coming down. We are still going to promote the article as you can see but only from time to time. To have a little fun and encourage those of you who read this article, we will take 5% off your next order if you call in and let us know you miss the picture. Hopefully someone will benefit from this post and we can get a laugh. As always, thanks for shopping at the InsulationStop, the leader in radiant barrier and reflective foil insulation products.

  • SALE! - Duct Wrap Foil Insulation

    As seen on MSN.com, we're offering a one month sale on all of our radiant barrier insulation for wrapping duct work. This includes the insulation and spacer kits if you choose. Un-insulated duct work is a major area for energy loss. This can be fixed by installing insulation. You will save energy and your heater and air conditioner will not work as hard saving you even more. Visit our site and look at our duct wrap applications. The following roll sizes are available allowing you to wrap any duct size and complete any size project large or small.

    Duct Wrap Radiant Barrier Insulation

    12" x 50' 24" x 50' 36" x 50' 48" x 50' 48" x 100' 60" x 100' 48" x 125'

  • Why Use Radiant Barriers or Reflective Foil Insulation?

    The amount and specific insulation materials in your home determine the level of efficiency you have. Because most energy use goes to our homes, having the correct combination of products is key to demanding and using less energy. Strikingly, the amount of homes that fall in this category are relatively small. Even homes built as little as a few years ago could withstand an upgrade.

    As the recent energy saving push continues, it is always important to recognize that energy savings within a home starts with stopping air infiltration and using the correct insulation specific to your application.

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    Adding fiberglass insulation in attics is always a good start. Compliment this with attic radiant barriers and good ventilation, you ensure the most efficient attic possible. You've essentially increased the R-Value but now have the ability to block the transfer of radiant heat, a major mode of heat loss and gain, especially in attics.

    Specific types of foil insulation such as Ultra CBF were designed for under concrete slab use. Used with or without an in-floor radiant heat system, the material is superior to work with and holds up better to job site traffic than traditional board insulation.

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    Foil is unaffected by water and its insulation qualities will not diminish when wet like fiberglass. Duct and pipe wrap, crawlspaces and basements are also key areas to use reflective foil insulation.

    Look at your home. Note accessible areas that you could add additional insulation. Identify areas where the use of a radiant barrier would be effective.

    Once you understand how heat is transferred within a home and what insulation is designed to do, it is easy then to choose the right product or group of products to achieve your insulation goals. InsulationStop's Radiant Barriers can get you there.

  • Wrapping Duct Work with Radiant Barrier Insulation

    Now that the weather is cooler and most home improvement projects have shifted inside, this is the perfect time to get started on some energy saving DIY insulation projects that can pay you back big dividends on your utility bills.

    Wrapping your duct work is one of the most over looked areas when it comes to insulation. Ducts should first be checked for any cracks which can cause air leakage. Air leakage in duct assemblies is a major source of energy loss. Once you are certain everything is in good shape take measurements and carefully plan how you want to wrap your duct run.

    Depending on your installation method, you can achieve up to an R-6. This quick, easy DIY project is safe and can be done by virtually anyone. Only basic tools are required such as scissors, tape measure, and a razor knife.

    Take a look at our duct wrap installation sheet to get an idea on this easy, energy saving project. Look here for information on our duct wrap spacer kits.

  • Why Radiant Barrier Foil Duct Wrap Insulation?

    Duct Wrap Insulation Insulating your duct work is an easy energy saving project that can make your home more efficient. The purpose of this post is not to show you how to insulate your ducts, but why to insulate them.

    First, duct work used for heating and cooling should be checked to ensure the system is airtight. Any leaking areas are huge sources of energy lost and should be fixed promptly.

    Now, the reason you insulate around your duct work with reflective foil insulation is to stop the transfer (loss or gain) of radiant heat into or out of your ducts.

    For example, picture your duct work in the cold, winter months delivering 70° air into your living space. Regardless of whether the duct work is in the attic or basement, the temperatures in these areas, especially in attics are well below 70°.

    Let's say the attic temperature is 25° and you are asking your heating system to deliver 70° temperature. The system at the start is pushing approximately 135° air. Let's use 90° which would occur somewhere in the middle of the run.

    The difference between the 25° attic and the 90° testing point is 65°. That is 65° of radiant heat that constantly wants to be exchanged or lost in your case. Radiant barrier foil insulation when installed correctly blocks 96% of this radiant heat exchange.

    To use the example again, as the duct constantly radiates or loses heat to the cold attic lowering your energy efficency, insulating with reflective foil insulation reflects 96% of this heat back to the duct work stopping this energy loss.

    Depending on your installation method you can achieve an R-value of R-2, R-4, or R-6.

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