Here in the United States, energy consumption is a real problem, as the year of 2016 alone saw the consumption of more than 97 BTUs of energy, a number that has only continued to rise in the years that have followed since. Unfortunately, many of the energy sources that we derive energy from pollute our environment and are incredibly expensive as well. With industrial and commercial buildings spending around $400 billion on a yearly basis in energy costs a lone, the link between fossil fuel combustion (which provides more than 80% of all energy sources in the United States) and harm to our environment as well as to our finances is clearly immense – and only likely to grow more so in the years that are to follow, should no steps towards a change be made.
Aside from commercial and industrial buildings, however, are residential homes and buildings in which home owners find themselves paying far too much on their energy bills as well, with many struggling to make ends meet simply because energy costs are so extremely high. In many cases, this can be attributed to the fact that heating and cooling systems of various natures are hugely necessary in the typical American home – but also tend to make up more than half (around 56%, to be just a little bit more precise) of the average energy bill found in the typically sized American household living in a typical home here.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways that these heating and cooling costs can be lowered, therefore lowering the total energy bill as well. In fact, many of these cost saving methods are incredibly simple, such as just having regular inspections completed. And these regular inspections are hugely important things, as it’s even recommended that your HVAC systems we looked at by an HVAC professional not just once over the course of the year, but, if at all possible, even twice. This routine and regular inspection will help to ensure that the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems stay high, and that so too does the quality of your air, something that can be more key for your overall health than many people actually realize.
In addition to this, you can also decide to add spray foam insulation into your attic space, or even all throughout your home. Spray insulation, typically applied with the use of various types of spray foam rigs for sale or even a spray foam trailer, are becoming more and more popular, as can be seen in the sales numbers surrounding spray foam rigs for sale and spray foam trailers for sale and the like. However, though spray foam rigs for sale are more commonplace and available than ever before, it is hugely important that anyone using these spray foam rigs for sale has undergone the proper training surrounding spray foam tools and equipment.
And when the use of spray foam rigs for sale is successful at installing this spray foam insulation in question, even just to the attic space and not to the entirety of the home, the impact on the utility bills in question is typically immense. In fact, home owners sometimes see a reduction in their overall utility bill of as much as 20%, meaning that up to one fifth of what they were once paying in utilities is now just completely gone. So while installing spray foam insulation through the use of spray foam rigs for sale (and having to hire a professional with spray home training to do so) might be somewhat expensive, it is a cost that really and truly pays off at the end of the day, an investment that many would be incredibly happy to see the payoff for.
Heating and cooling systems are nothing if not essential here in the United States, where winters can be brutally cold and summers dangerously hot. However, HVAC systems can be quite expensive and taking cost saving measures is likely to be necessary for saving money and improving efficiency in the long run.