EKA Spray Foam Insulation
If rising utility bills have you wondering where you can save some money? Well the answers could be in your walls. Because your outer wall or envelope is exposed to the elements, it could really be hitting you in the pocket book. Not only will properly insulating your home save you money on your monthly bills, it’ll also increase the value of your home and make a lasting Earth friendly impact.
Major Sources of Air Leaks
There are many places where air can escape, but by using a superior insulation material, like spray foam, you can insulate and air seal in one step. This will keep your home comfortable by limiting air leakage from your home. It expands up to 100X its size to fill every crack and gap, keeping your home at the optimal temperature all year round.
Many homeowners are unaware that almost 1/3 of air leakage is through floors, walls and ceilings. This can lead to significant energy loss that is both costly and uncomfortable to homeowners and building occupants.
If Walls Could Talk…
Actually they do. So do floors and ceilings. They speak in the form of high heating and cooling bills due to energy lost from air leakage —31% of all air leakage can be attributed to walls, floors and ceilings. Conventional, air permeable fiber insulation, regardless of R-value, will have its performance compromised by any gaps and seams where air can get in and out.
Are allergies an issue?
Airborne allergens and pollutants can disrupt your daily life, especially for those suffering from breathing problems such as asthma and seasonal allergies. Sufferers will seek relief anyway they can and many believe it’s safer if they remain indoors. Pollutants and airborne allergens can penetrate even the smallest gaps and when combined with airborne moisture the potential for breathing problems rises. With Canadians spending 90% of their time indoors, improving air quality is a sound investment.