Perhaps your old insulation didn’t last as long as you thought it would. Or maybe you want to replace your insulation because it’s not keeping you as comfortable as you’d like. In either case, you may benefit from getting a licensed contractor to install energy efficient spray foam solutions. Spray foam insulation is a great way to keep your building at comfortable temperature levels without the high energy costs.
Why Spray Foam Insulation?
So much of a building’s energy can be lost due to air infiltration. Gaps, holes or air leaks can cause your home to lose heat or cool air. As a result, your HVAC system may begin to work a lot harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. In turn, your energy bill could go up, which is another added cost to your list of expenses.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 56% of the energy used in a home goes to heating and cooling. That means that your HVAC system is utilizing over half of the energy used in your home. That’s a large amount.
However, spray foam insulation can reduce the workload on your HVAC system because it not only works as insulation, but it also acts as an air sealant or air barrier. This means that in the dead of winter, warm air is unlikely to escape and cool air is unlikely to get in. In the midst of summer, cool air is likely to stay in and warm air is likely to stay out.
Common spots for air leaks spray foam can seal include:
- Behind knee walls
- Plumbing vents
- Basement rim joists, windows and doors
By getting an energy-efficient spray foam solution, your HVAC system should see improved efficiency, which in turn, can reduce air loss. As a result, you can reduce your energy bill. Spray foam insulation may be more expensive than other insulation options, but the results you receive could be well worth it.