Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 by Emma Niemi
When we start to feel uncomfortable in our home, we immediately turn the thermostat up or down to solve our comfort problems. Sooner or later, the energy bill arrives and we are always surprised by the large number we see every month. If you’re wondering what you can possibly do to tackle such a recurring headache, especially with the severe climate changes every season in Wisconsin—you’ve come to the right place.
Considering a majority of our electric bills come from our heating and cooling systems (roughly 54%), any expert in building science would highly recommend home improvements that focus on keeping the conditioned air within the home, which would call for air sealing and insulation upgrades.
Spray foam’s keen ability to provide both air sealing and insulating properties to the home makes spray foam insulation stand out from the rest, offering year-round benefits that most other insulation materials cannot offer. Spray foam is also quite versatile as well, as it can be installed in small nooks and crannies in the attic or crawl space.
Reduced heating and cooling bills – With spray foam insulation properly installed in your attic or crawl space, your home’s ability to hold conditioned air within the living space will be much more affective than it once was. You’ll basically be turning your home into a giant thermos, except you don’t put soup in it! As the seasons change, you’ll feel better when the energy bills come around – knowing that you didn’t have to have your heating and cooling system running constantly.
Improved home comfort – Home comfort and energy usage go hand-in-hand; the more comfortable you feel at home the less likely you’ll need to rely on your heating and cooling equipment. With spray foam’s impressive insulating value and air sealing properties applied to your home, the conditioned air within your living space will stay around for longer periods of time, making you feel comfortable year-round - even during those extreme climate changes in the winter and summertime.
Improved air quality – By applying spray foam insulation along the walls and ceilings between spaces in the attic and crawl space, you can eliminate nasty air pollutants from entering your building. The air sealing barrier of spray foam helps reduce outdoor pollutants such as dust and dirt, mold, carbon monoxide and radon from entering your living space. Your family can experience healthier home-living with decreased allergies and asthma, as well as other respiratory illnesses all year long.
Don’t wait for your next energy bill to arrive: have your home inspected for proper insulation levels and air leaks. Contact Dr. Energy Saver by LeafGuard today and we’ll send one of our trained energy professionals to visit your home and provide a thorough home energy evaluation. With our testing complete, we can identify if your home is in need of spray foam insulation or any other energy saving improvements that you might benefit from. Find out more about our energy saving services that improve the comfort of your home or contact us for a free estimate for home insulation services in Northeast Wisconsin!