One of the simplest ways to save energy is to make sure your home has enough insulation. And one of the best ways to insulate it is with spray foam. Icynene spray foam is the premium insulating product on the market because of its ability to air seal and insulate at the same time, which traditional cellulose and fiberglass insulation can’t do.
Icynene can be sprayed into walls, ceilings, attics and floors. It starts off as a liquid and then expands into cracks, crevices and gaps to reduce air leaks, thus providing a more energy-efficient home. While traditional insulations can leave gaps and seams around electrical boxes or light fixtures, Icynene fits perfectly around all detailing for a complete air seal.
Whether it’s part of a weatherizing retrofit or new construction, Icynene spray foam insulation can save homeowners up to 50% on energy costs. It provides a continuous air barrier so air can’t travel freely through walls, ceilings and floors. This means that heated or cooled air will stay in and outdoor allergens and pollutants will stay out. Therefore, the air quality inside your home will be improved and you won’t have to run your furnace or air conditioner as often.
Along with promoting energy efficiency and health, Icynene’s very formulation and application are in line with the green scene and help projects qualify for LEED and National Green Building Standards. Icynene is 100 percent water-blown, so there are no harmful HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) that can off-gas into the indoor environment, and no PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) to harm your family.
Icynene is installed by licensed dealers who have undergone formal and extensive training to spray Icynene properly and ensure it completely seals every space to create a seamless air barrier. Icynene licensed dealers also understand whole-home performance. They are equipped to offer guidance to ensure that new airtightness levels achieved by insulating with Icynene are taken into consideration in the design of the rest of the home.
Talk to your builder or contractor early and let them know you would like to have Icynene installed in your home. An Icynene dealer can provide an energy analysis to demonstrate the potential energy savings of Icynene in your home. To see a video of Icynene in action and find a dealer-installer near you, visit www.icynene.com.