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Commerce Department warns that radiant barriers not cost-effective in Minnesota


ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce issued a consumer alert Friday, encouraging Minnesota homeowners to think twice before installing radiant barriers in their attics.

The department says radiant barriers are not an effective means to reduce heating or cooling loads in Minnesota homes.

The Department's Division of Energy Resources has received reports of salespeople pitching radiant barrier products in fliers and at free dinners throughout Minnesota.

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