Icynene® provides a more Energy Efficient Home by controlling air leakage.
Icynene® buildings routinely perform 30-50% better than traditional insulation materials.
Creating an air barrier with Icynene® spray foam is the smart solution for those concerned about energy efficiency or those tired of their cooling systems not keeping pace with the Texas heat. The Icynene Foam Insulation System® virtually eliminates the largest source of energy loss in the average home - the 30 to 40% typically lost through air leakage. To compensate for the air that leaks out, HVAC professionals are forced to put in larger units which cost more to install and operate.
Bottom line is that heating and cooling an Icynene® foam insulation home typically costs 30-50% less than your average home. Not only that, you feel more comfortable during the long Texas summer. For more information on the importance of selecting the appropriate size AC unit for a tightly built home, see EPA Publication 430-F-97-028 "Right-Sized Air Conditioners".
Zero Energy Home
||Zero Energy Home. The Zero Energy Home featuring The Icynene Foam Insulation System is a 2004 Dallas Parade of Homes entry and the demonstration house for the 2004 National Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) conference. The Zero Energy Home's goal is to reach a net-zero energy bill. Some months the owners of this home will recieve a bill and some months they will recieve a check from the electric company. Wow this is spectacular Savings all around.
Right-Sized Air Conditioners
The ENERGY STAR Program promotes right- sized air conditioners where builders carefully match system capacity to home cooling needs. ENERGY STAR labeled homes often include features such as increased insulation, air sealing, high-performance windows, and improved duct systems that can dramatically reduce cooling loads. As a result, smaller, less costly air conditioners can usually be installed.