Many homes are insulated with fiberglass insulation, that fluffy pink stuff. But, modern technology has brought us a polyurethane foam that provides several benefits to home or business owners. Whether you’re building a new house or are considering upgrading your current home with spray foam insulation, Energy Savers wants to share with you four benefits of spray foam insulation.
Reduces Energy Bills
If you’re looking to save money, look no further than the walls around you. Many homeowners end up wasting hundreds of dollars a year on expensive energy bills. However, according to Energy Star’s website, reinsulating is a significant home improvement that could reduce your bill as much as 15%. By properly air sealing your home and adding spray foam insulation to your attic, crawl space, and floors, you could see a substantial reduction in your electric or gas bills when cooling and heating your home.
Environmentally Friendly Product
While reducing energy bills saves you money, it’s also better for the environment. Fossil fuels are responsible for creating greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, which takes a toll on our environment. Having a more energy-efficient home is better for the environment because you will run your heating and air unit less.
Maintain Comfortable Temperature Inside Your Home Year-Round
An insufficiently insulated crawl space will cause the floors to feel cold, as well as make maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home difficult to achieve. During the summer, the same effect will happen. Attics can be as hot as 140 to 150 degrees. That hot air seeps into your home, making it harder to keep cool. You may find that you have to run your AC more often to feel comfortable during the hot months.
Whether you’re looking to reduce noise from within your home or from the outside, spray foam insulation creates an excellent noise reduction. Adding spray foam insulation inside your walls creates a quieter living or working space for you to enjoy. For business owners, by adding spray foam to your ceilings and floors, your tenants won’t be bothered with noises from surrounding offices.
At Energy Savers, we offer two types of spray foam – open and closed cell. Check out the differences to help determine which one might be right for your space.
Open-cell foam is a lighter density, also referred to as half-pound foam. It’s most often used to insulate above-grade such as walls, attics, and roof lines. Closed-cell foam, on the other hand, is ideal for below-grade, like for insulating basements, crawl spaces, or metal buildings. Our trained technicians can install spray foam insulation using proper techniques to ensure the best results for your home or business.
Want to learn more about spray foam insulation?
If you would like to learn more about upgrading your home or commercial building with spray foam insulation or want to find out which type of spray foam is best for you, contact Energy Savers today by calling (423) 378-3737 and schedule your free consultation.