Know the value in insulation R-Values*
You might hear people talking about insulation R-Values*, but you may not know what it means. Insulation R-Values* measure how well the insulation can resist heat movement through it, yet it cannot measure heat movement carried in the air.
Including thicker insulation or high R-Values* in your home may not lead to improved thermal comfort and air-sealing. In fact, you may still get higher-than-average heating and cooling bills so it’s important to think about thermal comfort as well as air-sealing when deciding on an insulation material.
Seal in the comfort by sealing your home
Air leakage can account for up to half of your home’s energy loss. Without properly sealing your home, the gaps left throughout your home’s building envelope can equate to the size of a basketball leaking out enough air to fill two blimps every day! A insulation and air barrier system ensures that your home doesn’t lose lots of heated or cooled air and provides an effective R-Value*. By insulating and air sealing your home, you can reduce your heating and cooling bills!
Icynene spray foam insulation can provide a high, code-compliant R-value* plus air sealing to maximize comfort and minimize your heating and cooling bills.
* R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Compare insulation R-values before you buy. There are other factors to consider. The amount of insulation you need depends mainly on the climate you live in. Also, your fuel savings from insulation will depend upon the climate, the type and size of your house, the amount of insulation already in your house, and your fuel use patterns and family size. If you buy too much insulation, it will cost you more than what you'll save on fuel. To get the marked R-value, it is essential that this insulation be installed properly.