Our Low-E Insulation is quickly becoming the insulation of choice for many quality HVAC contractors. Low-E HVAC is constructed of 1/4" polyethylene foam faced on both sides with 99.4% pure aluminum. Used mainly as a duct insulation this product has many benefits for both the installer and the homeowner versus typical duct insulation. Because Low-E is faced on both sides with pure aluminum it has an extremely low e-value(0.03) which stops up to 97% of radiant heat transfer. Low-E absorbs absolutely no moisture, so if condensation would occur the insulation will not lose its performance value nor will it mildew or deteriorate. It's totally non-toxic and there are no adhesives used in its construction, resulting in a clean, fiber free, hypo-allergenic duct wrap. Best of all, for the installer it is lightweight, cuts with a razor knife, and there's NO ITCH! Give it a try and find out for yourself. See why Low-E HVAC Insulation is "the most versatile HVAC insulation on the market today"
RADIANT HEATING APPLICATIONS: A number of products in the Low-E line lend themselves to various radiant heating applications. Our standard double-sided Low-E or Econo-E make an excellent crawlspace or floor joist insulation, installed with or without radiant heating. Up to an r-20 can be achieved when these products are installed on the bottom of a minimum 2 x 8 floor joist. More importantly, you gain the added benefit of a radiant barrier which reflects up to 97% of the radiant heat back to where you want it, THE FLOOR! Mass insulations don't do this; they simply store the heat and allow it to pass slowly through to the other side. There are several benefits to using Low-E in this application: Superior thermal performance; high r-values; and the more important benefit of a radiant barrier. It also provides an excellent vapor barrier (when seams are sealed properly.)
Green building is not just a trend, but the wave of the future as more and more homeowners and builders demand energy efficient homes and products. ESP Low-E® Insulation products are designed for maximum energy and cost efficiency. Whether it's under slab, under roof, around duct work or wrapping the entire house, ESP Low-E® Reflective Insulation saves more money on heating and cooling than regular insulation and housewrap.