Open Cell Foam Insulation Represents a New Direction
Over the decades there have been many different forms of insulation developed to help reduce the amount of energy that is wasted in heating and cooling buildings. One of the latest is open cell foam insulation. This type of insulation is rapidly gaining popularity with those who are not only interested in saving energy, but in protecting the environment.
This is because open cell foam insulation is most commonly made from up to 20% of fully renewable and sustainable agricultural products. Among these materials, you will find sugar cane, sugar beets and corn. However, the most important reason for its popularity is that it is far more energy efficient than almost any other form of insulation on the market, less expensive than many and much easier to apply. Being sprayed on makes it possible to insulate far more effectively than any product that is stapled into place.
For more information on the value of open cell foam insulation, please visit us at Ecostar Foam.
A Home Energy Efficiency Audit Can Save You Money
With the cost of energy continuing to rise, most of us are trying to do everything in our power to find ways to reduce our consumption. Where once an energy audit was reserved for industrial purposes that were spending tens of thousands of dollars on utilities, today many are using a home energy efficiency audit to find out where they can make changes to their home that can reduce their own energy usage.
A home energy efficiency audit will take thermal images of your home to see where you need to increase your insulation to reduce waste. They auditor will also take a close look at your heating and air conditioning systems to see if they meet the latest energy efficiency ratings. He may also look closely at the rest of your appliances and the way in which you manage your energy consumption overall. When done you will get a report that is designed to tell you exactly what you need to do if you want to reduce your energy consumption.
For more information about having a home energy efficiency audit completed visit Ecostar Foam.
Cutting Your Utility Bills with an Energy Efficiency Audit
When you run a small business, every dollar you have to spend on utilities eats into your bottom line. While most of us are doing everything we can at home to cut our utility costs, many business owners are still letting their energy dollars fly out through leaky windows and chinks in the walls. The best way to find out where your energy dollars are going is to have a professionally conducted energy efficiency audit.
A professional energy audit will use technology such as thermal imaging to see where you are losing money due to poor insulation in the walls and roof. You will be able to see if your windows are costing you heating dollars and if you should be investing in hiring a company to repair, reinsulate and replace anything that is costing you energy dollars that you can be saving.
Ecostar Foam can arrange an energy efficiency audit and then provide you with spray foam insulation that will stop your energy losses dead in their tracks.
Using Spray Foam Insulation Equipment to Protect Your House
One of the most important things you can do when you are building a new home or refurbishing an older one is take advantage of the latest form of insulation. When you contact Ecostar Foam, we will send out a team of experts who will use our spray foam insulation equipment to place a layer of polyurethane foam insulation between all of the studs in your walls, the joists in your floor and the rafters in your ceiling and roof.
When our team is done using their spray foam insulation, your home will have the highest possible level of insulation available today. Whether you are using your air conditioning or heating, you will see a marked reduction in your energy bills throughout the year. Not only is reducing your energy bill good for your wallet, it is very good for the ecology as it will reduce your carbon footprint and all materials used are environmentally friendly.
For more information on the use of spray foam insulation equipment to protect your home, visit us at Ecostar Foam.
Hiring Spray Foam Insulation Contractors
When you are ready to have your home properly insulated to keep it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, you should be looking for spray foam insulation contractors to do the job. Spray foam is considered to be one of the best forms of insulation available, but this is only if it is installed properly and the right type of foam is used to do the job.
When you are looking at spray foam insulation contractors, you need to start by looking for one that has been in business for several years. This should indicate that their technicians are fully trained and familiar with the products they are using and how to ensure that they are getting full coverage as they spray. Secondly look for a company that uses polyurethane foam insulation, it is environmentally friendly and adds a moisture barrier to your home once it dries in place.
Ecostar Foam has been listed as one of the top spray foam insulation contractors for many years and uses polyurethane foam insulation to protect your home.
Use Polyurethane Foam Insulation when You Want a Cooler Home
Living in the Deep South means high air conditioning bills all summer long. Between the high temperatures and the excessive humidity, your air conditioning system has to work very hard to make your home comfortable. With so much humidity, standard fiberglass insulation really does not do the job. When you insulate your home using polyurethane foam insulation, you are getting far more insulation per inch of depth, which translates to lower cooling bills.
Humidity plays a big role in homes in the Deep South and can create serious moisture issues in many homes. Those that have little or no insulation tend to fair the worst, but many homes end up fighting mold and mildew all summer long. Not only does polyurethane insulation provide exceptionally high insulating properties, it also forms an excellent moisture barrier, which will help keep your home a little drier all year long.
For more information on the qualities of polyurethane foam insulation, visit us at Ecostar Foam.
Keeping It Cool with a Solar Powered Attic Fan
Many older houses have attic spaces that are large enough to create useable living space, but suffer from one major problem. This problem is the fact that the space in the attic often reaches temperatures that are unbearable to most of us and as such leave the attic to be used as nothing more than a place to store junk. With the installation of a solar powered attic fan, you can cool the attic space down more than enough to be able to turn it into useable living space.
A solar powered attic fan is the most ecologically sound way to reduce the heat in your attic as it does not require any form of power other than the sun. Complete with a backup battery and a solar panel, these fans can run day and night to provide the cool air you need. Even if you plan to do nothing more than use your attic for storage, the cooler atmosphere will have a significant effect on your air conditioning bill.
For more information on solar powered attic fans and steps you can take to reduce the amount of electricity you use every month, visit us at Ecostar Foam.
One of the more common problems faced by owners of older homes with basements or crawl spaced is that their always seems to be a certain level of moisture or dampness that creeps up through the floor and anywhere that plumbing lines go through. Accompany the dampness is cold damp air that significantly impacts the efficiency of the homes heating system. Traditional insulation is of very little use in preventing this problem; you should be using closed cell foam insulation
Closed cell foam insulation is applied by spraying it into place. This application process allows the insulation to penetrate cracks and crevices and be applied in a layer that is thick enough to form a moisture barrier and significantly increase the level of insulation in the home. Closed cell foam has an R factor of 6 per square inch, making it one of the most effective forms of insulation currently available.
For more information about closed cell foam insulation, visit us at Ecostar Foam.
Protect Your Home with Spray Foam
When you live in a house that has a crawl space underneath the main floors, you are likely to be constantly fighting the cold as well as the dampness. Many of these homes were built with little or no insulation whatsoever, these leads to very cold floors in the winter and to excessive levels of dampness seeping into the house. The application of spray foam insulation can help to fully insulate your home form the cold and seal the floors to keep out the dampness.
Unlike fiberglass matting or sheets of foam, spray foam will fill in crack and fit into the small crevices that are the likeliest places to let cold air and moisture into your house. It also offers significantly better R value than most other forms of insulation, as much a R6 per inch which is far higher than fiberglass or foam sheets.
For more information on spray foam insulation visit our main site, Ecostar Foam.
Insulating Your Home Using Polyurethane Foam
If you are looking for a better way to insulate your home or a way to get insulation into those hard to reach areas, consider using spray polyurethane foam. While the initial outlay might be somewhat higher than many other forms of insulation, the superior insulation rating and longevity of this product will quickly offset the difference in cost. When you factor in the significant difference this type of insulation will make to your utility bill, the cost will no long seem quite as high.
Because polyurethane foam insulation can be sprayed into place, it can be used in areas that no other form of insulation can. This includes under the roof between the joists, under your floors where humidity and water are a constant threat. It will physically seal gaps and cracks more completely and form a more even thermal barrier that will seal your home more securely than virtually any other form of insulation.
For more information about polyurethane foam insulation, please visit us at Ecostar Foam.