Enough is enough and you’re ready to start putting more money in your pocket.
Foam insulation throughout your home can help and you won’t be left wondering why your electric bill is so high in the summer or why your gas bill is so high in the winter.
Unlike fiberglass and cellulose, which you likely already have in your home, foam insulation has the ability to create an air seal.
So, what does this air seal do exactly?
You are your home and foam insulation is a nice, cozy windbreaker. Sure you can go out in a sweater, but it still is going to let the cold move through it, much like fiberglass and cellulose. The windbreaker, though, will stop the cold air right in its tracks.
Another way to think about air sealing your home is to think about that airtight cooler you might use during the summer to keep drinks cold.
You spent the money on the nice airtight cooler so you and your friends could enjoy cold drinks at the next barbeque. You know this cooler has thicker walls, bottoms, and lids that are filled with premium spray foam.
That foam inside the cooler is what keeps the inside cold and the hot temperatures out. This is the same principle for insulating your home with foam insulation from the top to the bottom.
Air sealing the building envelope of your home ensures you won’t be leaking air, which also means you won’t be leaking money.
Spray foam insulation is designed to get into every nook and cranny, closing off any areas where the air was leaking into and out of the home previously. Spray foam is used in the attic, rim joist, and crawl space, as well as any other open cavities.
Injection foam in your walls works the same way as it fills that cavity, creating an air seal.
This air seal you’ve created with foam insulation will help you save money on your monthly energy bills. Depending on if you only do a few areas or you do your whole house, you could save between 15 to 50 percent on those heating and cooling costs.