Reduce Energy Costs with Polystyrene Insulation

Written by Foam Factory, Inc.

Energy cost might be one of the most important concerns around the household. With energy costs going up, there are several steps that might be taken to bring some cost reductions. One solution is to insulate several areas around the house. This would ensure that there is no leak in temperature, thus decreasing heating and cooling costs.

Polystyrene is often used for the insulation of roofs, ceilings, floors and walls in several kinds of buildings. This insulation provided by the polystyrene foam would improve the energy efficiency of the buildings. The result of this improved insulation is a reduction of fuel bills and the limitation of greenhouse gases flow around the house. As a means of comparison, a house that is well insulated would require only 30 percent of the energy requirement to heat a poor insulated house. This represents an incredible difference and show the importance of proper insulation.

High density foam sheets provide excellent insulating properties. These sheets are also very lightweight and help to save natural resources for sustained periods of time. For instance, with each kilogram of hydrocarbons necessary to the production of an insulation board, the fuel saving brought from reduced heating demands represents about 150 kgs over a period of 50 years. Polystyrene insulation thus enables homeowners to save on cooling and heating.

Foam Factory Inc. has operated since the 1980s. The company specializes in a large array of foam products including polystyrene insulation and ship closed cell foam to Canada for household insulation projects.