Phoenix, Arizona -- Arizona homeowners who spent this last summer sweltering in the heat with high utility bills may own homes with inadequate insulation, says Michael Angelo Cool Foam.
Homeowners looking to save on energy costs, make their home more comfortable, stop air and moisture infiltration, inhibit mould and pests, decrease noise, and reduce environmental impact, may want to consider the benefits of foam insulation.
This is a proven technology that has been in use for over 25 years in commercial, industrial and residential buildings. "The installation is an easy, nonintrusive, fast process that can be completed in one day," explains Michael Angelo, owner of Michael Angelo Cool Foam, of Phoenix. "Since the insulation is typically installed from the outside, homeowners won't need to tear out walls or move furniture. Our technicians leave homes neat and clean inside and out."
Foam insulation can be used to re-insulate older homes that contain little or no insulation. That's good news for Phoenix residents who live in older masonry block homes.
"Foam insulation can be used re-insulate block homes, flowing through empty spaces and around old, ineffective insulation to completely fill the wall cavity and create a thermal barrier," Angelo says. "The green and non-toxic foam will bring the R-value in walls from 0 to 11. A homeowner can save up to 50% on their utility bills."
Foam insulation seals the gaps and holes in sheathing to prevent air infiltration. Since the US Department of Energy (DOE) studies show that 40 percent of a home's energy is lost due to air infiltration, this is a critical step towards a well-insulated home, the company notes.
The company also points out that the US Residential Energy Credit has been extended through 31 Dec 2012, which allows homeowners to apply for up to $500 in tax credits.