Utility bills are a major consideration and financial expense for any property owner. One of the biggest contributors to high utility bills is the cost of heating or cooling the home or building. Ensuring the property is sufficiently insulated can have a big impact on the energy consumption involved with keeping the home at a comfortable temperature.
Some utility companies have made an effort to help educate the public as to the importance of good insulation, and the benefits it can have regarding reduced energy consumption. Georgia Power even created a video to help their customers evaluate their property’s insulation and spot areas where the insulation may be inadequate or missing completely. As the video notes, even just minor gaps in insulation layers can result in a surprisingly high waste of energy.
In that area of the country, temperatures tend to be warm, so the main issue would be the potential waste of expense related to unnecessarily high cooling bills. The rising indoor temperatures could also make for an uncomfortable living or working environment. In other parts of the country with colder climates, the concern would be keeping the interior space warm while preventing wasted heating costs.
As an added financial incentive, some utility companies (like Georgia Power) also offer rebates to customers who invest in qualified insulation upgrades. Coupled with the savings created by lower utility bills, this can add up to a considerable windfall for property owners. This makes it a no-brainer that property owners would benefit from looking into the possibility of improving the insulation in their buildings.
Utility costs can be particularly significant to business owners with large facilities or sizable operations. The ongoing cost to keep these properties running can be quite substantial. Keeping these costs as manageable as possible is likely a high priority. Steps taken to reduce energy consumption can have a noticeable impact on the budget. This in turn can play a serious role in the bottom line, and may even determine what other financial decisions or investments the business is able to make.
Fortunately, there is an easy and effective way for businesses to improve the energy efficiency at their properties, especially if the facilities are not adequately insulated. Using spray foam insulation and roofing materials can reduce energy usage to a noticeable degree.
Contractors can obtain the commercial spray foam supplies and roofing materials they need through the online store at Intech Equipment & Supply.