Bonney Plumbing, Heating & Air can assist you with spray foam insulation to increase comfort, increase air quality, and drastically reduce energy bills. The value of spray foam insulation in a home cannot be overestimated.
Spray foam insulation is normally applied to the roof rafters in the attic, providing a semi controlled temperature environment. In other words, instead of a 40 degree or more temperature differential between attic and living space, the difference may only be 3 to 5 degrees. The benefit of this low temperature differential has several benefits as outlined below.
Temperature differentials between inside and outside spaces drive air, and therefore energy, through walls, ceilings and floors. Attics and crawl spaces are also considered outside spaces. As well as energy loss, air driven through attics, walls, crawl spaces and floors pass through old insulation, dirt, dust, and sometimes rodent droppings or mold before arriving in your living space. So, when spray foam is installed in the attic, preferably roof rafters, this temperature drive is stopped and energy is saved which saves you money. Furthermore, poor quality air is no longer forced into your living area, increasing the cleanliness and healthfulness of your home.
No matter the location of your heating and air system, some, if not all, of the ductwork is usually located in the attic. The thin layer of insulation around the ductwork is a poor protection from the energy loss when the conditioned air is transferred around the home. The temperature differential between the attic and the air inside the ductwork can be eighty degrees or more. But spray foam in the roof rafters can reduce that differential drastically to make the duct insulation more effective. Again, energy savings means money savings.
The obvious money saving aspect of more insulation is the increase in R-Value. Spray foam insulation decreases your homes energy loss through radiation and convection. It is as if a warm blanket covers your home to lock in the warmth in the winter and the cool in the summer.
By sealing the attic with spray foam insulation, air infiltration is reduced, energy is conserved, and you save money. By enclosing your ductwork in a semi-conditioned space, energy is conserved, and you save money. By increasing the R-Value of your insulation, energy is conserved, and you save money. In addition to keeping more of your money in your pocket, air quality and comfort increase significantly.
In order to ensure quality experienced applications, Bonney subcontracts with members of the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance.