Insulation Can Cool Sizzling Hot Summer Predicted by Old Farmer's Almanac

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The Old Farmer's Almanac, relied on for centuries for long range weather forecasts, is predicting an extremely hot summer for most areas of the United States. USA Insulation says insulation can keep homeowners cool this summer, lower their energy consumption and, in turn, lower the cost of their energy bills.

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Typically, homeowners think insulation is only useful for keeping their home warm in winter. In fact, it is just as important for keeping it cool in summer—and the energy savings can be just as significant!

One of the coldest and snowiest winter’s in history will be followed by a “scorcher” of a summer according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, a publication both farmers and city folk alike have depended on for long range weather forecasts for over 200 years. USA Insulation says proper insulation can protect a home against The Old Farmer’s Almanac forecast for “record-breaking sizzle” and the “high power bills from increased air conditioning use for many of us.”

“Typically, homeowners think insulation is only useful for keeping their home warm in winter,” says Patrick Pitrone, president of USA Insulation. “In fact, it is just as important for keeping it cool in summer—and the energy savings can be just as significant!”

Founded in 1985, USA Insulation is America’s largest retrofit home insulation franchise, with offices in 15 markets throughout the Midwest and East.

While many homeowners believe their hot rooms may be caused by their air conditioner, windows, or doors, in fact poor insulation is often the culprit. The walls and roof comprise about 80% of the home’s envelope and if they are under-insulated or not insulated at all (homes built before 1980 were not required to have insulation) too much conditioned air is escaping and too much hot air is getting in.

According the U.S. Department of Energy, “Properly insulating your home not only reduces heating and cooling costs, but also improves comfort.” It also says that “the more heat flow resistance your insulation provides, the lower your heating and cooling costs.” Heat flow resistance is measured by R-value.

“Independent tests have shown that injection foam insulation, such as our proprietary USA Premium Foam, has a higher R-value than other types of insulation used for existing homes,” says Pitrone.

The reason is simple: Injected as a liquid into the home’s wall cavities from outside the home, Premium Foam is able to get into places other insulation products can’t reach—around wires, pipes and electrical outlets and into small cracks and crevices—before it hardens into a strong Styrofoam-like material that won’t settle or deteriorate over time.

Last September 2013, the Almanac predicted a winter of bitter cold and heavy snow. Homeowners should get ready for a summer that may prove just as miserable!

“People don’t necessarily mind being out in the heat,” says Pitrone. “What they don’t like is being too hot in their home and paying extra high utility bills because the air conditioner is running overtime all summer.”

About USA Insulation

USA Insulation, headquartered in Eastlake, Ohio and with franchises throughout the country, has insulated over 30,000 homes nationwide since 1977. In addition to Premium Foam, USA Insulation also offers air sealing, and attic and spray foam insulation. For more information, contact Patrick Pitrone at (440) 951-6800 or go to

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