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For over 3 years, Sealant Technologies has been working on developing a portable, flexible delivery system for two component systems. The Spray Pod 1.0 does just that as it and gives it the capacity to multitask, effectively creating the most multitasking spray foam machine available. It allows anyone to inexpensively tighten and seal building envelopes of all kinds.
Air leaks can waste a lot of your energy dollars. Whether leaks are letting hot air inside during the warmer months or letting in drafts during the cooler season, one of the quickest energy- and money-saving tasks you can do is caulk, seal and weather strip all cracks and large openings to the outside. Air takes the path of least resistance, so you should aim to seal the big holes first. This is why new sealant technology is necessary to bring to the market to address is significant energy savings.
Air leakage cost us dearly. According to the Energy Star Certified New Home program, most people could save about 20 percent on their heating and cooling costs by sealing up air leaks. Most older homes are riddled with holes in the “building envelope,” which is made up of the outside walls, roof and foundation. These leaks range from large, obvious holes — such as broken or missing windowpanes in the basement — to tiny, almost invisible cracks. Small cracks can have a big impact. An eighth-inch-wide, 6-foot-long crack between a door and a doorjamb, for example, is equivalent to a 9-square-inch opening!
To seal air leaks, you first need to identify them, either on your own or with the help of a professional energy auditor. To identify leaks yourself, begin by looking for large openings in outside walls, then search for smaller, less visible openings. On windy days, you can find these leaks by feeling around doors and window frames, at the base of walls, and anywhere else with an opening from outside to inside walls. You can also detect leaks with a stick of burning incense — air leaking into a home will deflect the smoke. Be sure to check around electrical outlets and light switches (even those on interior walls.) Ceiling fixtures — especially recessed lighting and whole house fans — are other major sources of heat loss in the winter.
For over 3 years, Sealant Technologies has been working on developing a portable, flexible delivery system for two component systems. The Spray Pod 1.0 does just that as allows the operator the capacity to multitask, effectively creating the most multitasking sealant machine available. It allows anyone to inexpensively tighten and seal building envelopes of all kinds.
The Spray Pods can deliver the spray foam which at an affordable price. This portable system allows any operation to have a one man or small crew to do the work. The possibilities are endless because now it is possible to do those small to medium sized projects which most spray foam companies avoid. The water closed cell technology is designed to optimize the heated hose system which the Spray Pods offer to bring extremely high yield for any chemistry, which means money in your pocket.
Chances are, your ceiling has the equivalent of a 2-ft. square hole that's acting like a chimney, drafting expensive heated air into your attic and sucking cold air in around your windows and doors. You can't see the hole because it's the sum of many smaller openings. These gaps around plumbing pipes, light fixtures, chimneys and other attic bypasses are hidden under your insulation. When most people start thinking about sealing up attic penetrations, they generally just think about the wiring & plumbing penetrations. The third area readily pops up when they go to seal those holes, and that happens to be where the drywall meets up with the framing.
When you use spray foam on the wall plate around the perimeter of your attic blocks air from escaping around the outer edges of your home. It's usually the hardest place to air seal because the cramped space underneath the eaves (where the roof rafters rest on the outer wall) makes it hard to move your hands and head.
During the construction of any home, electrical or framing contractors drill and cut holes through the walls to run pipes and wires. Follow the interior and exterior walls and look for the holes. You'll also want to look for chimneys, furnace flues and lights. This is where most of your largest leaks can be found.
You can’t open a magazine or newspaper or turn on the TV these days without learning about a way to reduce your home’s energy usage. Upgrading heating and cooling systems or replacing windows and doors are frequently advertised as the best ways to make your home more energy efficient. But the simple fact is, properly insulating and air sealing your home is one of the quickest, easiest, most cost effective steps you can take to immediately reduce your heating and cooling bills.
When selecting insulation for your home, you want the best performing product available, and the one that provides you with the best value for your money. With cellulose Insulation you get both great value and great performance, including the highest R-value per inch, excellent fire retardant capabilities and exceptional sound control, not to mention the fact that cellulose is one of the greenest building products in the world today.
ENERGY STAR certified new homes are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today, delivering energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes. A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability.