Spray Foam is an Energy Efficiency Solution as much as 40% of a building’s energy is lost due to air infiltration. Gaps, holes and air leaks can make energy bills unnecessarily high. Spray foam performs as both insulation and an air barrier, closing gaps that let air escape and add dollars to monthly energy bills.
As much as half of the energy used in a home goes to heating and cooling, according to EPA. 1) Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can make your home more energy efficient. With spray foam, HVAC sizing can be reduced as much as 35%. 2) Air leaks that can waste energy and drive up utility bills can be filled with spray foam.
Some common spots for air leaks that can be sealed with spray foam include the area behind knee walls, attic hatches, wiring holes, plumbing vents, open soffits, recessed lights, furnace flue or duct chaseways, basement rim joists, and around windows and doors.
A healthy home
Dust and pollution are blocked from entering your home due to the air-tight seal foam creates. Foam doesn't use fibers or other chemicals that might contaminate the air inside your home. Foam also removes the air inside your exterior walls, eliminating having moisture form that may create mold. Using foam can seal gaps that can provide a barrier against pollen, dust and insects, helping people with allergies.
Quiets your home
Sprayed foam decreases the noise from both outside the home and interior systems. Foam's acoustic properties outweigh those of fiberglass.
Protects the environment
A building that uses closed cell foam will use 50 to 80 percent less energy, and open-cell foam will use 40 to 50 percent less energy, reducing the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gases. Some foam is also made from renewable soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles.
Improves your home's durability
This type of insulation is resilient against floodwater damage, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Finally, spray foam prevents moisture and condensation through the home, helping to prevent mold and mildew.