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Living greener with insulation from Icynene

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Living greener with insulation from Icynene

There are plenty of reasons for homeowners to upgrade their insulation with Icynene. Spray foam insulation helps reduce drafts, lower heating and cooling costs as well as makes homes safer and healthier to live in. Providing more comfort and cutting home heating and cooling costs by as much as 50 percent^ makes Icynene a natural choice, and with mounting pressure for people and businesses alike to switch to renewable energy or lower power consumption, tools like better insulation could help create green housing.

Adding on to homes
Even existing structures can benefit from Icynene. A skilled, certified Icynene contractor knows the best ways to apply spray foam and can walk people through the process of assessing a home and replacing poor insulation . The installation is short and thorough, with the foam being sprayed on as a liquid that expands rapidly to fill every nook and cranny. The way the product conforms to any space means that there are no gaps left in and around walls, joists, ceilings or floors. It also allows buildings to retain their original structure without adding bulk to a wall or making a ceiling too heavy.

Icynene is also green-friendly in that it helps houses retain more heating and cooling energy and requires less power to obtain desired internal environmental temperatures. The benefit here is that Icynene helps cut reliance on using excessive fuel sources, thereby limiting the impact a home has on the environment.

Finding the problems
According to Earth Techling, American apartments and group houses use about 40 percent more power than private dwellings, indicating that these structures are probably less insulated and efficient. While a homeowner can decide to add more insulation, some owners may feel less inclined to invest in their buildings. This can result in higher overall energy costs for all residents and heightened maintenance charges for building owners as well.

The phenomenon is most prevalent among public housing funded by government agencies, the source wrote. Building as many homes as quickly and cheaply as possible resulted in more places for needy families, but the upkeep on these structures is far greater than it needs to be. There are ways to construct energy-friendly group homes and apartments from the beginning, even if they cost a bit more, that benefits everyone involved in the project. Other strategies include upgrading existing complexes with Icynene to save owners and tenants significant amounts of money on future bills.

Constructing future savings
Investing in green building upgrades has increased dramatically in some parts of the world over the last few years, largely due to price increases. The Mother Nature Network wrote that in some places, people have cut their voluntary utility usage by up to one-fourth the previous figures from last year.

The source detailed that gas and heating prices in the United Kingdom rose to such an extent that owners simply stopped turning up their thermostats. They also started investing more heavily in green initiatives and putting better insulation in their homes to try and reduce the amount of waste their houses generated. The total scenario created a picture where citizens spent less, used less and built homes that were safer and more comfortable to live in.

Interested residents should talk to Icynene contractors to see how they too can save on heating and cooling bills in the future. Spray foam makes all the difference in helping cut costs while improving indoor living conditions. This product allows owners to use far less power to heat and cool homes more efficiently, saving money and building return on investment for any group or private dwelling.

^ Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.

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