The official start of summer is just around the corner, but if you ask most people what season it feels like they’ll say that it has felt like summer for weeks now. A lot of Americans are used to having hot summers, but with temperatures increasing every year and the warm weather coming faster, many people are feeling overwhelmed by the heat. Most utilize their AC units and fans during the dog days of summer, but these devices aren’t perfect. The summer heat brings along an array of problems, including brown outs on extremely hot days.
Today it may seem impossible to stay cool during the summer without electricity, but there is something you can do to your home that will not only make it seem cooler, but also help significantly lower your energy costs by making your home more energy efficient. Spray foam insulation is efficient, inexpensive, safe, and essential for proper home insulation. Without proper insulation your home’s ceiling, windows, doors, floors, and outer walls can let air leak in and out of your house. The amount of air that is escaping is enough to make your home significantly hotter during the summer, and colder during the winter months.
Thorough and complete insulation is important for every house, and it can end up saving home owners a considerable amount of money over time. Energy Star estimates that properly insulating your home could save the average home owner up to 20% on heating and cooling costs, or up to 10% on their total annual energy bill.