The many benefits of proper home insulation are surprising.
Insulation Increases Comfort
About 40% of feeling comfortable is attributed to the level of radiant heat exchange between your body and your surroundings. Proper insulation cuts down on this exchange of radiant heat, which makes your home—and you—much more comfortable. Insulation ensures that conditioned air stays in, and the weather stays out.
Insulation Saves You Money
You pay a lot of money to condition the air in your home through your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC). Poor insulation allows that conditioned air to escape your home, while letting outside air in, which means you are wasting a lot of money on inefficient heating and cooling.
Insulation Protects the Environment
- 12% of your carbon footprint consists of your use of electricity
- 15% of your carbon footprint consists of your use of gas, oil, and coal
- 50% to 70% of the energy used by your home consists of heating and cooling
If homes across the world were properly insulated, it would take just 10 years to see a reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere totaling more than 293.5 billion pounds, according to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health.
Insulation Is Good for Your Health
The Harvard School of Public Health estimated that if every family in the United States properly insulated their homes, there would be:
- 110,000 less sick days or “restricted activity” days every year
- 240 less premature deaths every year
- 6,500 less asthma attacks every year
Insulation Increases the Value of Your Home
An Energy Pulse Survey revealed that 86% of people living in the United States would choose an energy-efficient home over a home that has poor energy efficiency. In other words, the insulation and other energy efficient features in a house could be a deal breaker—or a deal maker—when in the market for a new home.
Benefits of USA Premium Foam® Insulation
Our proprietary injection foam insulation – which is used for interior and exterior wall insulation – has gained attention throughout the industry for its unique and effective properties. While other insulation products only work for certain types of buildings, USA Premium Foam Insulation is versatile, working with nearly every type of building material while eliminating many common problems found with other types of insulation.