Sol-Blanket Insulation is essential to an effective whole house energy system


Radiant Heat passes through traditional insulation in the summer

In the summer radiant heat from the sun passes through traditional insulation into your home

Energy efficiency is important in the battle to reduce consumption, lowers costs and increase comfort in the home.  There are many components that go into keeping a home or building cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  Because heating and cooling compose the majority of energy use – addressing a homes insulation system is one of the most critical ways to do that.  There are many types of insulation – but reflective insulation like Sol-Blanket Insulation compliment traditional insulation and complete what insulation is truly intended to do:  Stop the flow of heat into your home when it’s hot and keep heat from escaping the home when it’s cold.


How Does Sol-Blanket Insulation Work?



Insulation Category:  Blanket

Double Sided Radiant Barrier

Reflective insulation is growing in popularity because the science behind it is simple to grasp and it works.  Reflective insulation consist of a thin layer of a highly reflective material, usually aluminum, applied to one or both sides of another material that provides strength and durability.


An everyday example of  reflective insulation


To quickly grasp how reflective insulation works, imagine you park your vehicle in the sun everyday while you are at work.  Then when you return to the vehicle the interior car sun shieldis really, really, really hot.  By putting a sun shade  in the windshield the heat from the sun is reflected away from the car and interior temperature of the vehicle stays much cooler.  Reflective insulation works in the same way installed in the attic of a home.  It reflects 95-97% of the radiant heat from the sun away from the interior of the home.


Reflective insulation like Sol-Blanket Insulation reflects heat back to the source.  During the winter or cold weather reflective insulation will also reflect the heat trying escape the home – back into the home.


The benefits of Sol-Blanket Insulation


By keeping the heat out in the summer and contained in the home during the winter you are reducing the amount of time your heating and cooling system needs to run.  Reducing energy costs and noise levels.  The lifespan of the equipment will also be lengthened and when it comes time to replace the heating and cooling equipment many times the size of the heating and cooling equipment can be reduced – lower replacement cost.  Click here to learn more about the benefits of Sol-Blanket Insulation.


FREE Home Energy Analysis


All of the components or that contribute to the flow of energy must be considered to achieve the greatest energy efficiency.  They include the appliances and electronics in your home; the insulation and air sealing; lighting and day-lighting; space heating and cooling; water heating; and the windows, doors, and skylights.  Smart Energy Today, Inc. ™ can provide you with a free home energy analysis to determine where you can best spend your dollars to achieve a whole house energy efficient system.




Smart Energy Today, Inc. ™ carries an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and is a home improvement and maintenance company that serves all of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Pennsylvania SET_Logo_transand soon New York, Maryland and South Carolina.  The company seeks to lower consumption, reduce cost and increase comfort for all its customers.


Reflective insulation is a significant component when taking a whole house approach to improving the energy efficiency of a home or building.  Smart Energy Today, Inc. ™ has a feature product called Sol-Blanket Insulation ™ that helps keeps homes cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.  Call us or contact us today for your free in home energy analysis.