Feels like we have done a dive bomb straight from winter into summer this year. Spring? What spring? We skipped right over that season and have gone from using our furnaces to turning on the air conditioning in just a couple short weeks. Too warm in the evening to open windows and the days have been pushing 90 degrees already.

Here in Iowa we were spoiled last year, we had an extremely seasonal summer, several evenings we were in jackets or under blankets watching the kids play ball. Windows remained open and our energy bills reflected the lack of using our air conditioning. This year is going to be quite the opposite. We’ve not completed May and we’re running the air-conditioning non-stop. I cringe to see this month’s electric bill.

It might be easier to swallow if the second story in my two-story home were actually cool. The difference in temperatures from the first level to the second is quite disappointing. This being said I have begun the pursuit of a remedy without closing the downstairs vents and turning the temperature even colder. When I “Googled” my situation, I began reading about insulation in my attic (which I had blown in when it was built and there is more than the “recommended” amount). What I have found is a lot of information about radiant barrier insulation and attic foil. This is the process by which energy (heat) is reflected rather than absorbed by insulation. I’m still learning about emissivity and wavelengths. Seems as though NASA has been using this technology since 1954 and it is just now that it is becoming available to civilians.

I am still in the process of measuring my square footage, investigating the scientific concepts behind the process, and deciding upon the correct product. The enticing factor is a cooler second story without the pain of the out of control electric bill both in the summer with reflecting the summer’s heat in the attic and the increased warmth in the winter when it would be another barrier from allowing my heat to permeate through the attic keeping my second story warmer. As I continue to ponder the decision between the initial investment of the barrier and the double seasonal use of winter and summer worth versus continually increasing energy bills my decision is beginning to weigh in the direction of installing the barrier. I know we can install it ourselves in a weekend and hopefully, according to the testimonials I have read, enjoy the lower electric bills and increased comfort in our home.

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