There is a long list of reasons why the Americans and Canadians are raving over Icynene spray foam insulation, and its no wonder why. Our spray foam insulation has dominated the American market since its appearance in Canada 30 years ago, with over 50% of homes in Northern America now being installed with the product.
With the winter fast approaching and the summer over it is now the ideal time to start looking into ways of improving energy efficiency within your property.
Investing in energy efficient products such as spray foam insulation is the ideal long term solution for home-owners looking for a plan to combat rising energy bills. So why do our cousins over the pond have to say about it? Lets find out...
Protection From Extremes Of Weather
Canada has some of the most diverse and extreme temperatures in the world, ranging from 45.0 °C (113.0 °F) to 63.0 °C (−81.4 °F). These extreme differences in temperature provide an excellent case study into the thermal performance of spray foam insulation.
This year alone they have seen a sweltering summer, with predictions of future summers hitting 44 degrees on a regular basis. Using our innovative form of spray foam insulation home-owners in the region are able to keep their homes at cool and even temperatures whilst saving money. When summer hits in the UK, our first instinct is to put on the fans, or in some cases turn on the air conditioning. But as you do this you are also increasing your monthly energy bills.
These costs can be increased further with air conditioning working overtime in a poorly insulated structure. Air conditioning units have to work harder in a poorly insulated structure because air leaks through any gaps in the building.
When the air leaks it creates a change in temperature meaning that the air conditioning unit must use more energy to bring it back to the level set by the user.
Spray foam insulation expands up to 100 times its size, ensuring any air leakage points are eliminated keeping a regulated temperature in your home.
In the USA, Americans spend on roughly $11 billion on cooling their homes with 6% of the average household energy bill contributing towards these cooling costs. By insulating their homes with spray foam insulation prices og energy bills have dropped by up to 50%, a substantial amount by anyone standards.
Our portfolio of industry leading light density open cell and medium density closed cell SPF solutions are both insulation and air barrier materials for improved indoor air quality and reduced energy costs making Icynene the smart choice for builders, architects, building owners, and homeowners alike!
Prepare Your Home For Winter
Winter is coming, so don’t make ‘winterising’ your home a chore. We put together a handy little info graphic demonstrating 5 ways you can help reduce draughts in your home but if your looking for long term ways to improve the quality of your home, choose Icynene. By providing your home with an effective air seal you can lock the heat in your property, minimising the use for heating devices.
Icynene pays for on average in 3 years, making it a worthwhile investment for home-owners looking for a long term saving. It also adds £10,000 onto the price of your home, according to one study. The study suggests that 70% of home-owners see energy efficient homes as a more attractive option and are willing to pay the extra to achieve that status.
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Established in Canada in 1986, Icynene helps to build energy efficient residential and commercial structures in over 31 countries worldwide.
Our portfolio of industry leading light density open cell and medium density closed cell SPF solutions are both insulation and air barrier materials for improved indoor air quality and reduced energy costs making Icynene the smart choice for builders, architects, building owners, and homeowners alike.
Seeking expert advice on all aspects of spray foam? Talk to our team on 0800 1700 636 and get the ball rolling today!