The Woodlands, Texas -- Huntsman Corp. has published a paper on the 'proper design' of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) for homes insulated with spray foam.
In a 22 July statement, Huntsman said the paper highlights the role spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) plays in significantly reducing a home's energy use. The paper, written by Doug Garrett of Building Performance and Comfort Inc., recommends HVAC practices to optimise home energy performance and comfort, Huntsman said.
The paper stresses the need for a system-wide approach in HVAC design for homes insulated with SPF, according to the press release. Design considerations addressed in the paper include combustion safety, ventilation, humidity and moisture, and duct and register considerations.
"Designing homes with a system-wide approach optimises the performance of each component," said Monica Karamagi of Huntsman Polyurethanes.
She added, "Taking HVAC design into consideration when utilizing SPF will help create an energy efficient, comfortable and healthy home. We're proud to be part of this effort to expand the industry knowledge of HVAC installation in homes insulated with SPF."
Huntsman said a copy of the white paper could be obtained by emailing: [email protected] or visiting: www.huntsman.com/sprayfoam.