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As much as 40% of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. Gaps, holes and air leaks—which can all be prevented—can make energy bills unnecessarily high and let valuable resources go to waste.
Spray foam offers a solution: it performs as both insulation and an air sealant, or air barrier, closing those nooks and crannies that let air escape and add dollars to monthly energy bills. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program estimates that by adding insulation and sealing air leaks, you could save up to 20% on your monthly energy bills.1
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 56% of the energy used in a home goes to heating and cooling.2 Your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system has a big effect on your utility bills and your energy consumption. Maintaining an optimal HVAC system can make your home more energy efficient. Spray foam insulation can help reduce the workload on your HVAC system thanks to its high R-value and effectiveness.3 In fact, with spray foam, HVAC sizing can be reduced as much as 35% without the loss of efficiency and comfort.4Click here to find out how spray polyurethane foam benefits California.
Spray Foam as an Air Sealant
Air leaks can waste energy and drive up utility bills. Spray foam can be used to fill gaps and stop the leaks in many areas of a home or building. Some common spots for air leaks that can be sealed with spray foam include:
·Behind knee walls ·Attic hatches ·Wiring holes ·Plumbing vents ·Open soffits
·Recessed light, furnace flue or duct chase ways ·Basement rim joists, windows and doors 5
When having SPF insulation installed in your home or building, work with a professional contractor who can educate you on the installation process.
3 Savings vary. Find out why in the seller’s fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power. See 16 CFR 460.19.
4 Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association