Saving Energy with Spray Foam Insulation
A big portion of a homeowner’s energy expenses includes heating and cooling costs. In fact, heating and cooling costs alone are as much as other costs such as lighting, electronics, water heating and refrigeration combined. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), an average home spends $1,300 annually on heating and cooling costs alone. It makes good sense to homeowners to do something that will make their homes more energy efficient. One of the best ways to do that is to use spray foam insulation.
Air leaks can waste energy and drive up your utility bills. Using spray foam, you can fill these gaps and stop the leaks in many areas of a home or building. Some common spots for air leaks that you can seal with spray foam include:
- Behind knee walls
- Wiring holes
- Open soffits
- Attic hatches
- Basement rim joists, windows and doors
- Plumbing vents
- Recessed Light, furnace flue or duct chaseways
The good thing about spray foam insulation is that it makes your home warmer in wintertime and cooler in summertime by reducing energy consumption, improving indoor comfort and enhancing air circulation. At the same time, it controls the movement of air moisture. The better-controlled moisture levels make a healthier and happier indoor living environment.