Energy Efficient Insulation for Homes
Ongoing Savings That Far Surpass Insulation Costs
Energy efficiency is a top consideration among homeowners in the market for insulation. Icynene spray foam insulation helps you give them exactly what they want. In fact, Icynene can help reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 50%**. Savings may exceed insulation costs in just three to four years on average.* The investment then continues to pay off in the form of monthly savings for the life of the home.
Because less energy is needed to heat and cool a home with Icynene, HVAC capacity needs may also be reduced, saving you and your clients more money and possibly freeing up space within the design. HVAC design software can help you estimate the reduced heating and cooling loads.
How It Works: Insulation R Value^ + Air Seal
When measuring the effectiveness of insulation, R value^ is the only factor most insulation manufacturers talk about because it’s all they offer. R value measures the ability to limit conductive heat flow (heat transferred through it). But the primary method of heat transfer is not conductive heat flow — it’s air leakage (convection). Air leakage can account for up to 40% of a building’s energy loss, and it cannot be stopped with traditional insulation. R value is important, but an airtight seal is equally important for achieving energy savings.
Icynene spray foam insulation provides insulation R value^ and air-sealing in a single step. This is the only way to truly provide your clients with the most energy-saving value from their insulation costs.
*This estimate refers to cases in which the building envelope is sealed with Icynene spray foam insulation.
^ 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.
** Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.