When the hot Arizona summer sun starts beating down on your roof, you know it’s in your best interest to minimize the amount of heat that starts building up inside your home. We know it too, which is why when you contact Precision Air & Plumbing to help keep you cool in the summer, we can do more than just service your AC. We can also help prevent your attic from becoming super-heated with the help of the best radiant barrier Phoenix has to offer.
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When the hot Arizona summer sun starts beating down on your roof, you know it’s in your best interest to minimize the amount of heat that starts building up inside your home. We know it too, which is why when you contact Precision Air & Plumbing to help keep you cool in the summer, we can do more than just service your AC. We can also help prevent your attic from becoming super-heated—with the help of the best radiant barrier Phoenix has to offer.
When the hot sun beats down on your roof, your shingles can reach temperatures of 150 degrees F or higher. That heat needs to go somewhere, and without a barrier between that heat and your attic, it’s going to slowly transfer itself into the plywood.
From there, the heat is going to search out the cooler spots in your attic. That includes the walls, the floor, your stored boxes, and even your insulation. Attic fans, vents, and even air conditioners are just a Band-Aid, because they can only cool and move the air. In an overheated attic, however, it’s not the air that’s the problem. It’s the physical surfaces that have had their heat transferred directly from the roof. Moving the air around with an attic fan might help, but it isn’t going to address the real issue.
We recommend a solar reflective coating like LO/MIT, which is the best radiant barrier Arizona companies like Precision Air & Plumbing can provide. LO/MIT is a spray-on coating that we apply to the underside of your roof-line. When the sun hits your shingles and heats them up, the heat will naturally try to transfer down into your attic.
Once it hits that coating, it is effectively blocked because the coating reflects the heat rather than absorbing it. This lack of heat transfer can lower your attic temperatures by as much as 40 degrees. Without that super-heated attic above you, your home will be cooler, and you’ll be spending far less on your energy bills.
The solar reflective coatings we use have been Energy Star certified, and are proven to reduce the transfer of heat to your attic by more than 80%. The key is to leave a gap between the coating and the rest of your attic so that any heat the coating absorbs doesn’t infiltrate. Let our trained technicians show you how easy it is to reduce your attic’s temperature and save money.
Some roofing manufacturers may tell you that your shingles need to transfer the heat from the summer sun into your home to extend the shingles’ lifespan. This isn’t true. The Florida Solar Energy Center has conducted tests that show the difference in wear between shingles that are heating your attic and shingles that have a radiant barrier beneath them. The difference is negligible.
There is absolutely no risk to applying a radiant barrier to the underside of your roof deck. When you think about everything you can gain—cooler air temperatures in your attic, lower cooling bills in the summer, less energy usage—it just makes sense to have a radiant barrier installed.
At Precision Air, we’re interested in helping you keep comfortable during the hot Arizona summers. We’ll help you figure out the best means to ensure that you stay comfortable, without racking up huge energy bills in the process.
Give us a call today to set up an appointment. Our service areas include: Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Gilbert, and Peoria. We’ll show you how easy it is to start cooling your attic and home with just one application of a radiant barrier to the underside of your roof deck.
I wanted to make sure my air conditioner was ready for summer. Fernando came out and made sure my unit was tip top. He was friendly, professional and not a sales man. Thanks Fernando!
Colin and Andrea were incredibly professional and knowledgeable. They did a great job representing the company. We will definitely contact them again for any HVAC needs that arise.
We woke up in the middle of the nite on memorial day to a hot house. I called precision at 6am and they were here before noon. Simple problem fixed, cool house. I love these guys!
Thank you Ray at Precision Air...the compressor on our AC went out last night and the house was HOT. This morning Ray was there to replace the compressor and had us feeling the cool air again in no time. Great customer service...quick response time and friendly from the first call until the repair was completed. Ray even offered to clean the filters! Thank you!!
I’m so glad I called Precision for my annual AC checkup!! Austin was professional, super friendly and answered all my questions. I’ve had more bad experiences with AC companies here in the valley than good ones. Precision Air will have all my hvac business going forward!! Thanks for being a reputable and honest company!!!
He did a great job; professional and knowledgeable! Kalin is the technician’s name and Precision Air and Plumbing should take a bow for hiring such an invaluable employee!!!
Precision Air is a company of integrity. I signed up with them August 1st, 2019 for their AC maintenance plan for 2 years... Someone from their office called me a week ago to set up their yearly maintenance visit. SO GRATEFUL.
Precision Air and Plumbing is a wonderful company to work with! They are very experienced and professional. They have helped us in our home for many years via a/c service and air duct cleaning.
It was time to replace our AC, and so our choice was Precision Air, as we've been with them for over 20 years. Teman & Julian did an excellent job on the installation today, arriving on time.