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You want to splurge and spoil yourself a little with a new TV or something fun for the whole family, but there’s a problem – all your extra savings is going to your outrageous monthly energy bills each month.
Say goodbye to that family vacation or buying a new boat anytime soon. All of your money is going to be tied up in heating and cooling costs.
Now you have to wonder, what is causing those bills to be through the roof every month?
There are a lot of things that can contribute to high monthly energy bills like lifestyle, how much energy you try and conserve, but a big one is the heating and cooling factor.
Heating and cooling your home are some of the largest expenses you pay each month. Just heating your home typically makes up about 42 percent of your utility bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. If this is the average, think about how much more you’re paying if you have air leaks causing your house to be uncomfortable.
The culprit of these high energy bills is going to be little to no insulation in your home. Now, you might be saying that you have fiberglass or cellulose insulation everywhere it needs to be, but did you know those materials still allow for air movement through them?
There are a few other places where air can leak into your home including your foundation, rim joists, windows, doors, gaps around plumbing, and anywhere else there could be any kind of opening in your home.
This kind of air leakage can put a real strain on your furnace and air conditioner as they work constantly to maintain a constant temperature. All of that extra work is really hitting you hard, right in your wallet.
Those insanely high energy bills don’t have to be a way of life while keeping you from saving money for all of your heart’s desires.
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.
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