Air leakage due to gaps and cracks in poorly insulated floors, walls and attic spaces can contribute to as much as 40 percent of overall energy loss from the home. This means that your furnace is effectively working to heat your street as well as your home and a lot of expensive air is being lost from your home. To combat this, you need a solution that incorporates both insulation and an air barrier system.
"Spray foam insulation is a modern insulation material that insulates and air seals where it is applied for more even temperatures throughout the home which can help result in reduced heating costs over the winter months," says Betsy Cosper, Vice President of Marketing at Icynene. "The important thing is to have it done properly, via a licensed spray foam contractor."
When a home is properly insulated by a licensed spray foam contractor, homeowners can anticipate consistent temperatures, a reduction in monthly heating and cooling costs, as well as the added benefit of a quieter living space. Spray foam insulation also helps control moisture and mould growth, plus assists in minimizing airborne allergens and irritants from entering the home. For more information visit www.icynene.com.