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Homeowners and commercial building owners can curb rising utility costs by using products like Icynene spray foam insulation

Petroleum is the most consumed energy source by Americans according to a new infographic from American Trainco. The graphic explains how we as a nation are using energy and it's no surprise that the commercial and industrial sectors account for a staggering 60% of the total energy produced in the United States.

The infographic follows Icynene's most recent infographic about the energy usage over the hottest months of the year and identifies Hawaii as the state with the most expensive monthly residential electricity bill at $203.15 while New Mexico comes in as the lowest. It's no surprise that while we all expect that electricity prices will surge ahead and become more expensive, architects and builders are in a position to discuss new and innovative materials such as spray foam insulation that can curb the increase in household expenses.

In fact, as we've mentioned in the past, spray foam insulation can help reduce monthly heating and cooling costs by as much as 50%^. The infographic below, plus Icynene's most recent infographic are perfect examples to show homeowners and building owners what they can expect to see with utilities and how they can curb the costs with some innovative building products like Icynene spray foam.

^ 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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