If your home is underinsulated—or uninsulated--that likely is a major cause of the issues that occur in extremely cold weather.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 06, 2014
The recently released 2015 Farmers’ Almanac uses words like “stinging”, “biting”, and “wintry” to describe the below normal temperatures it forecasts for the Midwest and Northeast this coming winter. Sound familiar? The publication predicted the same bitter cold for last winter and, indeed, those regions of the country experienced one of the coldest and snowiest winter’s in history! Water pipes froze and burst, homeowners couldn’t keep warm in their homes, furnaces consumed excessive amounts of energy by running constantly day and night, and the cost of heating a home skyrocketed!
Pat Pitrone, president of USA Insulation, recommends that homeowners prepare in advance for what is predicted to be another uncommonly cold winter. “People can have their furnaces checked by a heating professional, make sure their windows and doors are tightly sealed, but the fact is, your walls and attic make up 80% of your home’s exposure to outside air,” says Pitrone. “If your home is underinsulated—or uninsulated--that likely is a major cause of the issues that occur in extremely cold weather.”
USA Insulation offers a unique solution for homeowners. Its proprietary injection Premium Foam insulation differs from other types of insulation in many respects. It is up to 35% more energy efficient. Because it is injected as a liquid into small holes drilled on the outside of the home, it squeezes into spaces that other products can’t reach—small cracks, crevices, around wires, pipes and other obstacles. This creates a “no breaks” barrier that quickly hardens into a Styrofoam-like material that won’t settle over time. Premium Foam is also made in the USA with eco-friendly materials for a healthier indoor environment.
According to 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.
Farmers and city folk alike have depended on Farmers’ Almanac for their long range weather forecasts since 1818. It’s best to take them seriously when they say, “All of us at the Farmers’ Almanac suggest you stock up on firewood, sweaters, and hot cocoa. It certainly looks like another long winter of shivery and shovelry is on tap."
Homeowners can’t do anything about the weather outside, but, according to Pitrone, “They can do something about the weather inside simply by insulating their homes!”
Founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1985, USA Insulation is America’s largest retrofit home insulation franchise, with offices in 17 markets from Washington, DC and Greater New York in the East to Chicago and Omaha in the Midwest.
About USA Insulation
USA Insulation, headquartered in Eastlake, Ohio and with franchises throughout the country, has insulated over 40,000 homes nationwide since 1985. 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 http://www.usainsulation.net.