In an effort to reduce our impact as a society on Mother Earth, everyone is going green. From hybrid cars that run on electricity as a primary fuel source to treadmills and bikes that store energy as you use them, to spray foam insulation cutting back energy consumption drastically, everywhere you look, someone is doing something green.
There is no right or wrong way to go green, as long as you keep in mind the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. However, there are certainly some green ideas that seem to be head and shoulders above the rest. Spray foam insulation falls into this category. By installing spray foam in your home, you bring down the amount of waste produced from heating and cooling your residence by as much as 40%. You will also see the amount of money you spend on bills fall by as much as 50-60%. Talk about reducing!
When applied, spray foam insulation expands and fills crevices conventional insulation methods simply can’t. This creates a tighter seal, and allows for less air to escape through small cracks. Additionally, spray foam provides a higher rate of temperature change resistance than classic methods such as fiberglass. Basically what this means is that your air conditioner can run less, and actually keep your house cooler than a home with outdated insulation.
Spray foam insulation reduces your energy consumption in one major way, but has many other useful qualities to it as well. With spray foam installed in your home, you also protect your house from unwanted moisture in the air. This excess of water can damage your home in a few ways: by giving mold or mildew a place to thrive, by attracting insects and vermin, or by warping and rotting wood. The seal from spray foam also makes it much harder for insects and vermin to gain entry to your home. With no easy way in, and no water to sustain life, infestations are nearly non-existent.
If you want to go green, and truly reduce the impact you and your family are making on the environment, there is no better place to start than with spray foam insulation.