According to the Department of Energy, a home loses costly heat and cooling through ceiling openings for recessed lights. These energy losses from recessed lights often account for 50% of the total thermal losses of a ceiling. One single uncovered recessed light fixture that is not airtight can allow up to 2.5 million cubic feet of air pass through it in one year, which equals to wasting 1 million BTU’s of energy loss per fixture over the same time span.
The ENERGY STAR® qualified new home guidance program therefore recommends reducing air leaks.
Sealing your building against air leaks can save you money and installing TENMAT Recessed Light Covers can help.
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Ceiling insulation performance:
It is widely known that any gaps in ceiling insulation dramatically reduce the overall performance of the insulation, typically insulation performance is reduced by 50% if only 5% of the ceiling area is not fully insulated. The use of TENMAT Recessed Light Covers allow the insulation to be continuous and uninterrupted over the whole area of the ceiling saving energy and carbon emissions.
Openings in ceilings for recessed lights and potlights represent an easy path for air leakage and draft. TENMAT Recessed Light Covers solve this problem.
Typically 25% of house hold energy wastage is lost through air leakage. Recessed lights are the source of a high proportion of air leakage in the home, each recessed light can typically pass 20 cubic metres of conditioned air from the house into the ceiling space per hour at 50pa pressure and this air and energy is lost. The fitting of TENMAT Recessed Light Covers dramatically reduces the volume of air leakage through each downlight by 89% and in fact at normal pressures totally negates it, therefore reducing draughts and energy loss.
Superior Energy Savings:
Reducing air leaks is recommended by the ENERGY STAR® qualified new home guidance program. Sealing your building against air leaks can save you money and installing TENMAT Recessed Light Covers can help. TENMAT Recessed Light Covers form a barrier between conditioned living spaces and unconditioned attic spaces to help reduce energy loss.
For additional information please visit Start saving – ENERGY STAR®.