TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® exterior coating systems use the same heat reflective technology the military uses to reduce the “heat signature” (the solar heat absorbed by planes and vehicles). Much like a military vehicle, your home absorbs heat from the sun too. But unlike the military, your home’s enemy isn’t another army – it’s the escalating cost of electricity.
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® has been specially formulated to reflect solar heat by changing the invisible portion of the light spectrum, thereby helping to reflect heat without changing color.
COOLWALL ® Energy Savings
On a hot day, the sun can beat down on the walls of your home, and your home can absorb as much as 90% of the radiant energy (or heat)! Even white walls can absorb significant solar radiation. All that heat makes the inside of your home hot and uncomfortable. Running air conditioning to cool your home can be extremely expensive.
In fact, a central air conditioning system uses about 3500 watts, or 3.5kWh every hour. In some areas of the country, cooling even a moderate size house requires over 1500 hours of air conditioning operation a year. Now, COOLWALL® – an advanced exterior coating system – tested by the Department of Energy to lower surface temperatures. ” * Percentage of cooling costs and surface temperature reductions will vary based on color chosen, geographical location, climate condition, and surface type. In some climates there may be a heating penalty. For more information, visit www.texcote.com.”
Department of Energy
Tests conducted by the United States Department of Energy over nearly a two year period show COOLWALL‘s ® ability to save more energy than other exterior coatings. Even ceramic coatings are not nearly as effective as the advanced technology found in TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® coatings. Just a look at what the Department of Energy has to say about ceramic coatings.
TEX•COTE® COOLWALL® exterior coating systems are on average 100% more reflective (in many colors) than the conventional technologies used in all of the competing products.
See DOE supporting data for more information.
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