Heating and Cooling (space conditioning) account for 50-70% of the energy used in the average American home. (Department of Energy www.energystar.gov)
Today, it’s estimated that in residential and small commercial buildings, over 50% of the energy loss is associated with AIR LEAKAGE and HEAT TRANSFER through building envelope components.
(Oak Ridge National Labs www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/air_leaks.html)
A typical 2,500 sq ft home has more than ½ mile of cracks and crevices usually occurring in gaps in drywall and wall plates, plumbing/electrical outlets, rim/framing joists, and poorly fitted doors and windows.( Air Barrier Association of America, 9 Frequently Asked Questions, May 2005)
Radiant HEAT TRANSFER. Radiant Electromagnetic. Step outside on a sunny day and feel the sun’s rays on your face. You are feeling radiant heat transfer. All objects above absolute zero (-459.7 degrees F.) emit infrared rays in a straight line in all directions.
forms an air barrier. This can help eliminate some of the other costs and tasks associated with weatherizing a home, such as caulking, applying house wrap and vapor barrier, and taping joints. Department of Energy:
Tripolymer foam insulation protects against heat transfer.Tripolymer™ foam—a water-soluble foam—is injected into wall cavities. It has excellent resistance to fire and air intrusion….liquid foam insulation also
With Tripolymer™ Foam’s unique retrofit wall foam injection process your walls can be reinsulated quickly and cost-effectively, without major reconstruction. Tripolymer™ Foam will drastically reduce energy bills, make your home more comfortable year round, put a muzzle on unwanted outside noise, and put a fire wall around your home protecting your valuables and loved ones.