Wednesday December 13, 2017
When you choose a home built by Esperanza Homes, Icynene spray foam insulation is included as standard. Other builders consider this an upgrade and charge thousands more. Esperanza Homes save you money now and for years to come!
If you’re looking for new homes for sale in the Mcallen TX and Mission TX area, there’s a good chance you thinking about maximizing its energy efficiency. Energy efficient homes are not only a great choice to make for the sake of the environment, but for your bank account, too. Many of the investments in “greener” home building materials can deliver a great ROI, including spray foam insulation.
How does spray foam insulation like Icynene help to create more efficient homes, you ask?
The key is Icynene’s ability to expand into every crack and crevice wherever it is applied in the building envelope of a house, which creates an effective air seal. This air seal can help to reduce the possibility of conditioned air loss out of the home and drafts of outside air coming into the home. In addition, sprayed foam insulation from Icynene also contributes to its superior ability to air seal a home.
Think of it like this: traditional materials used for insulation, like fiberglass and cellulose, are like a wool sweater you might wear on a fall day. The material contributes to thermal warmth, but if the wind blows or it rains, you’ll still be feeling that wind or rain through that material. Now, imagine that material being used in your home, during a particularly wet and windy fall season.
The foam insulating material in Icynene spray foam insulation, however, is more aptly compared to a lined windbreaker. Wearing that material on a windy day will keep you cozy and keep the wind out while wearing it on a rainy day will keep you cozy and dry. Which material would you rather be using?
On top of all of these traits, the fact that spray foam insulation like Icynene can help to reduce air leakage can mean that you will be more likely using less energy to maintain your home’s internal temperature. Using less energy can lead to lower monthly heating and cooling bills, and with the weather patterns becoming more extreme, that’s something everyone is aiming for.
Today, homeowners are seeking energy-efficient homes that perform year-round without straining the household budget. Icynene energy-efficient spray foam insulation helps to reduce heating and cooling expenses for a more energy smart home, making it a wise investment that delivers a return year over year.
Through its air sealing properties, Icynene spray foam insulation:
- Limits air leakage to optimize HVAC equipment performance
- Helps maintain even temperatures throughout the home, including the attic
- Energy-efficient spray foam insulation helps to reduce the energy required by HVAC equipment to heat and/or cool the home.
- Depending on how much of your home and where you insulate, you could save up to 40% on heating and cooling bills!
Energy efficient homes are not just the way of the future; they’re the way to invest in right now.
Spray foam insulation like Icynene, which is guaranteed for the life of the home, can help you work towards achieving the energy efficiency you’re looking for in your home. Call us today to speak with one of our Esperanza Homes Sales Leaders to learn more: 956-380-6500.