As a homeowner, you likely have an interest in making your home more energy efficient. Improving the performance and efficiency of your HVAC system is an integral part of saving money on monthly energy bills; nearly 40 percent of home energy usage is attributed to heating and cooling costs.
For those interested in saving money on monthly energy costs, the added benefit of spray foam ductwork insulation is a cost-effective solution to improved HVAC efficiency.
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation is a popular choice for ductwork because it provides a superior insulation barrier that reduces heat loss and gains while creating a barrier that reduces leakage.
There are two types of spray foam insulation: open-cell and closed-cell. Open-cell foam is less dense and has a lower R-value, making it more suitable for interior walls and ceilings. Closed-cell foam is denser and has a higher R-value, making it ideal for outdoor applications, such as ductwork insulation.
Spray foam insulation is typically installed by a professional contractor. The process involves spraying foam directly onto ductwork, creating a seamless insulation barrier. The foam will expand to fill any gaps and cracks in existing ductwork, providing an airtight seal that helps reduce leakage and the buildup of condensation.
Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation provides several benefits for your HVAC system. It can improve energy efficiency by reducing heat loss and exchange, leading to energy bill savings. It also helps reduce air leakage, which improves indoor air quality and reduces the likelihood of harmful mold and mildew growth. Spray foam insulation can also help to reduce noise transmission through your ductwork.
Spray foam insulation in your ductwork requires little maintenance once it has been installed. It is important to periodically check for any damage or wear and tear, as well as signs of leaking and moisture buildup, to preserve and protect not only your ductwork but the function of your entire HVAC system. This added layer of protection will serve to enhance the efficiency of your whole system, saving you both time and money on HVAC system maintenance.
Let’s Prep Your System For HVAC Success!
Bluewater Heating & Air has been proudly serving valued clients in Pensacola and the surrounding area for decades. Providing services such as AD repair, installation, and maintenance, heat pump repair and installation, ductless AC service, indoor air quality inspections, and spray foam ductwork insulation, we find comfort solutions for all of your HVAC needs. Contact us today to see how we can help improve energy efficiency and keep your system optimized all year round.