Did you know that buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption in the United States, as well as over 70% of electricity? Buildings contribute a third of all of our country’s greenhouse gas emissions, making them one of the most significant areas to target in the fight against climate change. Increasing the energy efficiency of our buildings is an essential step towards lowering carbon emissions.
But whether it’s a home or a commercial business building, energy efficiency is not only about the environmental impacts of saving energy. There are massive financial savings to be had as well. So what’s the most cost effective way to reduce home energy costs and improve the energy efficiency of your house or building in Brattleboro, Rutland, or Keene? The answer is proper insulation!
The Financial and Environmental Impact of Insulation in Buildings
Can upgrading your insulation help save on your energy bills? The numbers are clear: According to the EPA, homeowners across the United States stand to reduce their heating and cooling bills by an average of 15% annually by improving the insulation and adding air sealing to their homes. In southern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire, the average savings are even higher due to our colder climate: 16-18%!
When home and business owners are able to reduce heating and cooling costs by making their homes more energy efficient, they’re using less fuel or energy to run their cooling and heating systems. So, at the same time that you’re reducing your heating costs, you’re also making your home more environmentally friendly.
The Best House Insulation Upgrades You Can Make
What is the best insulation for your home or business? There are a number of different home insulation types (that also work on for commercial purposes), and our wide array of insulation products speak to our commitment to insulating the external walls, attics, basements, and other areas of your home with high quality materials.
While the circumstances of every home or business are different, the benefits of spray foam insulation are undeniable, including:
Excellent insulating qualities
Air sealing capabilities
Moisture and mold resistance
Spray foam can be used throughout homes and buildings, including attics, walls, foundations, basements, and crawl spaces.
Rebates and Incentives Through Vermont Foam Insulation
Both from an environmental and financial perspective, the benefits of added insulation throughout your home, including foundation insulation, foam wall insulation, and basement spray foam insulation, are obvious.
But Vermont residents stand to benefit from an insulation upgrade even more when you work with Vermont Foam Insulation. We’ll help you take advantage of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR insulation rebates, where you can save as much as $4,000 on your installation costs! Vermont residents can also take advantage of low-interest loans. Your energy savings will often be greater than the cost of a 10-year home energy loan.