With the economy in its current state, almost everyone is looking for a way to keep a little extra money in the wallet. As it turns out, weatherizing your home with spray foam insulation is one the best ways to keep your home, and your bank account, green. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the average American home wastes about 30-40% of the money they spend on heating and cooling.
By insulating your home with spray foam, you can reduce cooling or heating costs by as much as 50-60%. The DOE says the average American stands to save about $958 a year with proper insulation installed, or about $80 a month. When spray foam insulation is applied, unwanted condensation is kept at bay. This means no mold or mildew to clean up. Infestations from rodents and insects will be warded off as well, potentially saving many people from a costly exterminator visit, or visits, which is usually the case. Spray foam insulation will also give your home higher quality air, which leads to a healthier atmosphere.
Homes with spray foam insulation also use far less energy than homes with conventional, outdated insulation. Many homes tend to lose efficiency from uncontrolled air leaks, insufficient insulation, and deteriorating ductwork. Typically, existing homes with spray foam insulation installed save close to 40% more energy than before the foam was put in. If you’re looking to reduce the impact you are making on the environment, this is the best place to start.
If saving money doesn’t tickle your fancy, how does making money sound? In Louisiana, there are programs in place, such as HERO, which reward people for weatherizing their homes. There are also national programs that offer similar incentives in the form of tax credits. With an energy audit from Star Spray Foam Systems, they can tell you how much circulation is being wasted in your home, how they will fix it, and how much you stand to save each month. Better still, they will file the paperwork for local, state, and federal rebates for you. This all translates to more money in your pockets.