Spray Foam Equipment Helps Cut Cooling Costs

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Seems like many people are barely done with winter, and now the concern is how to keep our homes cool in the sweltering heat of summer. To keep things comfortable, a lot of people are pushing their air conditioning systems to the limit. Unfortunately, that will result in escalating electric bills.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, electricity used for cooling accounts for 18% of total residential electricity usage and 7% of total U.S. electricity usage overall.

This means that people are using a lot of power—and paying a lot in utility bill costs—to keep their homes cool. On the commercial side, many business owners are likewise spending quite a bit to keep their business properties cool for employees and customers.

Needless to say, any steps that both residential and commercial property owners can take to make their homes or buildings more energy efficient would be beneficial from an economic standpoint, in addition to the environmental rewards.

Upgrades or improvements that can result in even a moderate savings in energy usage for cooling would be worthwhile. In the case of spray foam insulation, roofing and coatings, the savings are more than moderate, though—they can often be significant.

This is a no-brainer from a financial viewpoint, as the investment to add spray foam to a home or building for insulation and/or roofing will generally pay for itself in the form of reduced energy bills. In addition, it can also make the property much more comfortable.

To start saving on those energy bills, property owners need to call a contractor who is experienced in spray foam application. Those contractors need the right spray foam equipment, which they can find at Intech Equipment & Supply.