We Must’ve Left The Lights On
In 2016, the total consumption of energy in the United States was approximately 97.4 quadrillion BTUs. Following China, the U.S. consumed the most energy in the world in 2016 at 2,272.7 million metric tons of oil.The combined yearly energy costs of all the industrial and commercial buildings in the United States is approximately $400 billion. If the energy efficiency of commercial buildings was improved by 10%, it would save approximately $40 billion.
According to the Department of Energy, approximately 56% of the energy used in homes in the United States is for heating and cooling. Up to 40% of a building’s energy loss is due to poor air filtration. Traditional insulations leave gaps and spaces, and air infiltration causes energy loss. Spray foam insulation is a quicker, more efficient way to insulate buildings and homes.
Buildings and homes insulated with closed cell spray foam kits can easily recoup install costs through saved energy and lower utility bills. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Program estimates that adding insulation and properly sealing air leaks, monthly energy bills could be slashed by up to 20%.
Open and Closed Spray Foam Kits
A spray insulation is referred to open or closed cell because of the difference between the bubbles (cells) that create the foam.
Open cell spray foam is full of cells that are deliberately left open. This makes the foam a softer, more flexible material. Closed cell foam is made up of cells that are completely closed. This makes closed cell foam more stable or tougher because air and moisture are unable to get inside the foam.
Closed cell spray foam are easy to use and more energy efficient than some other methods of insulation. You get a durable air barrier and high r-value in just one inch of spray.
Other benefits of closed cell spray foam kits include:
100% Free of CFCs, VOCs, Penta-BDEs, and Urea Formaldehyde
100% Made in the USA
ASTM E-84 Fire Retardant
Improves indoor air quality
Adheres to existing structures
Deters black mold and pests
Adds structural support
If you’re interested in saving time, money and energy, consider open or closed cell spray foam kits for you next home project. You’ll save money in construction cost while making your home more energy efficient. Plus, spray insulation is proven to be the best method of insulation. Why risk it?