Traditional Roofing Insulation and Old Appliances Can Increase Energy Costs Significantly – Marcus Hiles
Today’s purchasing decisions are heavily based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR voluntary labeling program that was launched in the year 1992. Every year, consumers and program partners buy as many as 320 million energy efficient products that lessen utility bills by as much as over $31 billion. “When compared to appliances that are ten years old, with ENERGY STAR you can save almost 50% on your energy bill,” he highlights. Hiles totally endorses renters’ and buyers’ demands of the latest ENERGY STAR rated appliances and mentions that this is the second useful tip for saving energy.
Marcus Hiles identifies traditional roofing insulation as the key reason of high cooling needs in summers when air conditioning is used overtime. A traditionally insulated house roof absorbs the sun’s strong energy, and then turns the attic and air ducts hot, which causes the cooling costs to go up majorly. He further explains that highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels fixed in the attic reflect heat bringing down up to 97 percent of heat transfer from the base of the roof. “This third trick will keep your attic up to 30 degrees cooler.” he says adds.