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Question DetailsAsked on 11/8/2017

Midwest Eco Technologies. Is this a legitimate company or a scam?

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The company has business listings, etc so appears to be a "real" company. What made you wonder - are they one of these "NASA technology miracle product" companies holding free sales dinners or such - which to me would be a great big red flag for sure.

Also, companies with that sort of name is indicative that they are likely what some people term "eco-freaks" hopping on the latest and greatest ecology fad and tending to be less technoiogically or science savvy then the normal contractor, so they tend to push eco-solutions which are commonly ineffective or even useless, and many times any cost/energy savings they claim (even if they were all true) are worth far, far less than the cost of the products they install. For instance, foil insulation blankets, even if they performed as claimed, are commonly 5-10 times as expensive for the claimed benefits as normal insulation. And liek many specialty contractors, there is going to be a naturall tendency to sell what they normally carry and install - which may or may not actually be what your situation calls for.

They appear to be an insulation installer in Missouri, not a manufacturer, from what I can see - so like with any installer some products are probably good, some not so much.

If what you are looking at is foil attic "insulation" buyer beware - some of these are outright scams, others just have extravagant claims for their products which cannot be true because they would violate the laws of physics and thermodynamics. Generally, unbiased research hs shown those products, in attic environments, are pretty useless, especially after they get a year or two of dust accumulation on them because the foil low-emission high-reflectivity premise is that it is clean and exposed to air - which an attic environment does not allow. Works for NASA on spacecraft because Mother Nature keeps space roombas operating all the time so space is pretty duct free - not so much in an attic.

You can find more on foil layers in the Home > Insulation link, under Browse Projects, at lower left. Here is a sample one on foil insulation blankets in general:

Answered 1 year ago by LCD

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