Many citizens, businesses, organizations, and government agencies are focused on increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy usage. The costs associated with energy usage in the United States are also a concern. Fortunately, strides are being made in this regard, and there are options available to address this situation.
How to Increase Energy Efficiency and Lower Costs
Energy efficiency can be increased in a variety of ways. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program, when residences and commercial buildings are properly insulated, this can make a significant impact. In buildings without insulation, or those with air leaks and other issues, providing spray foam insulation can reduce energy bills by as much as 20%.
How to Reduce Energy Costs for Industrial and Commercial Buildings
On an annual basis, the combined energy costs of industrial and commercial buildings amounts to roughly $400 billion. If commercial buildings could improve their energy efficiency by just ten percent, billions of dollars could be saved. Recent figures indicate that this could amount to as much as $40 billion a year in savings.
How to Improve Overall Residential Energy Usage
A large percentage of the energy used in American homes is for heating and cooling. The Department of Energy reported that this amounts to roughly 56% of an individual household’s overall energy usage. Just as with commercial buildings, individual residences also need to be properly insulated. If homes with attics and crawl spaces haven’t been properly sealed, both heat and cool air can be lost. The same applies for homes with drafty windows and doors that haven’t been properly sealed or weatherized.
Learn More About Spray Foam Insulation Machines and Products
Whether you’re a custom home builder, a home energy performance contractor, an HVAC contractor, or an insulation contractor, you will be interested in owning or renting a spray foam rig. In addition to using an individual spray foam rig or spray foam trailer, you may also be interested in spray foam kits and other spray foam insulation products. Once you contact a representative, you will be able to learn more about these and other available insulation machines and products.