Make your home green from the outside in

With the growing range of environmentally friendly products available on the market, making a home green with eco-friendly improvements is becoming an increasingly viable option for homeowners.

From LED lighting to energy-saving appliances and recycled lumber, homeowners have a plethora of materials at their fingertips to make their home more responsible. While homeowners may be concerned about the costs typically associated with energy-conscious home improvements, a number of green products offer a long-term return on investment. One of these is spray foam insulation.

This advanced and eco-friendly product helps homeowners to noticeably reduce their long-term heating and cooling costs. Spray foam insulation helps address the common problem of air leakage, which occurs when there are small cracks and gaps within a home’s structure. These gaps can result in heaters or air-conditioners working overtime to compensate. Spray foam insulation, like that from Icynene, expands to fill these gaps to minimize excessive energy consumption and it will perform for the life of the property.

By air-sealing this way, homeowners also have the opportunity to ‘right-size’ their heating and cooling equipment for an even greener home.

Additionally, spray foam insulation helps minimize airborne allergens and pollutants from entering the house for a cleaner and healthier indoor environment.

From the outside in and with the right materials, going green is an achievable reality for any homeowner looking to create an eco-friendly living environment. More information can be found online at www.icynene.com.

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Written by Canadian Home Trends

Canadian Home Trends

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