Consumers in warm U.S. climates use significant amounts of
electricity to cool their houses. And the price of electricity
dramatically has increased because of higher costs to produce it
and short supply. In response to these problems, government
agencies are looking for ways to conserve energy by improving
houses' energy efficiency. One approach some states are advocating
is the use of radiant barriers.
Studies by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) have shown
cooling costs can be reduced if houses use radiant barriers.
However, NRCA has some concerns about the effects radiant barriers
may have on roof assemblies.
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