Quick Way to Decrease Utility Bills

1 - Seal the draughts in your home!

If you have cold draughts of air entering your home, you won't get the full effect of your heating system. Oftentimes your windows or doors can be poorly fitted, leaving cracks through which air can flow. On a cold windy day, attempt to find these cracks. You can do this by pure initiative, or by using a candle. Light the candle, and move it around a window or door. Watch the flame, and use the flame's reaction as guide to find the draughts.

Once you find the draught you can seal it using silicon or foam. Removing draughts from your home will make an immeasurably difference.

2 - Seal external holes.

If you have pipes or wires running from the interior of your home to the exterior of your home, it is unlikely that the hole in which it runs through has been sealed correctly. This can be a severe loss of heat. For example, if your kitchen sink sits against an exterior wall, the pipes beneath your sink probably run straight out. Check these pipes, and make sure you aren't losing a lot of heat through this hole.

3 - Adjust door thresholds.

Make sure your door is as tight to the threshold as possible. If it isn't tight, air can seep in and out. This is not a complicated procedure, but it can make a great difference to the loss of heat in your home. If you need some help on how to do this, you can watch a video here.

4 - Make use of curtains!

Using curtains correctly can make a huge difference to your home. If you have old windows in your home, chances are sealing the draughts won't help you much. We recommend buying big, heavy, curtains. Curtains can make a world of difference to your home. They aren't a permanent solution, but they do help!

5 - Improve your insulation.

This is an obvious one, right? If your home is fitted with cellulose or fiberglass insulation, you are probably losing way more heat than you need to. Spray foam insulation and external insulation are much better alternatives.

What’s the difference between Open Cell and Closed Cell?

Spray foam is the product of a chemical reaction. They are more commonly known as MDI and pMDI. These chemicals come separately. A special gun is used which combines both of these chemicals. They then react to form spray foam insulation.

There are two types of spray foam. Closed cell spray foam insulation and open cell spray foam insulation.

With open-cell spray foam the cells are not closed, as the name would suggest. This creates a softer, weaker spray foam. The space in the cells is filled with air.

Closed-cell spray foam is much stronger and has a higher R-value. The cells remain closed resulting in a rigid foam. Air is prohibited from entering the cells. This improves how well it works as insulation for your home or structure.

There are some similarities between the two, but they are also quite different.

The R-value of closed-cell spray foam insulation is quite a bit higher than open-cell spray foam. It resists water and adds strength and rigidity.

Open-cell spray foam insulation is not used when it's in direct contact with moisture. Open-cell spray foam insulation has a lower density than closed-cell spray foam insulation.

Open-cell spray foam insulation is used for sound proofing. The soft nature of the foam easily absorbs sound.

Closed cell spray foam insulation
Closed cell spray foam insulation

Our professionally trained team can examine your structure, calculate a price and install our elite spray foam insulation in a matter of weeks.

The products we use are PurAcell approved which means you are guaranteed excellence. These products have been tested and approved by the National Safety Authority of Ireland. You can see the certificate here.

Our services can cater to domestic, commercial and industrial needs. Spray foam insulation is an excellent choice. We are available for jobs of all shapes and sizes. You can find our contact form here.

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