Any house or public building has a number of utilities that must be kept in fine working order every day. This ranges from the plumbing and sewage to the electric systems and heating and cooling, all the way to the spray foam found inside the walls and attic. In fact, good spray foam will not only make a home more comfortable and keep climate control in good shape, but save some money in the long run. How does that work? A house’s heating and cooling utility uses up a lot of electricity, so an overworked system is using up extra, expensive electricity. Good spray foam distributors, however, can provide spray foam rigs for homeowners such as spray foam kits or spray foam guns. And for larger projects, a large spray foam crew will have their own industrial-scale spray foam rigs for any job. When is it time to use some spray foam rigs?
Spray Foam and HVAC
The heating and cooling system of a house, and its spray foam, have a close relationship. An automated HVAC system in a modern home will turn on the heater or air conditioning if the house’s temperature is different than what the system is set to. A cool house will have the heater turn on in winter, and during summer, the air conditioner turns on to cool down the house. The problem is that if a house is not well insulated, then too much warm or cool air is leaking out, and that disrupts the climate control. If the spray foam in the house’s walls or attic is thin or missing, then the house leaks warm air in winter and loses cool air in summer. In turn, this forces the heating and cooling system to work overtime to compensate, and as mentioned above, this uses up a lot of extra electricity. A homeowner may be in for an unpleasant surprise when they see their next electric bill. Therefore, spray foam rigs should be used to reinforce a home’s insulation right away.
When to Use Spray Foam Rigs
Crews may be hired to use spray foam rigs on a house whose insulation is compromised, or on a brand-new building that doesn’t yet have its insulation set up. In the former case, a concerned homeowner may look up local spray foam crews online and hire one to break open holes in the drywall and apply spray foam to the space inside. The same may be done in the attic. And for smaller projects, a homeowner may be interested in doing this work alone, and fortunately for them, many spray foam devices are commercially available to buy.
Professional crews should be on hand for a larger project, such as a commercial building, or when a house is being built. An entire office building is too large a place for one person to insulate, so a team will bring a large rig, or several, and get to work spraying that foam everywhere that it’s needed. And if a house is nearly finished being built, a team of spray foam users will be on hand to add the spray foam to the walls and attic. It should be noted that some houses today are built from ICF, or “insulated concrete form,” bricks. These walls are made of bricks that easily come together, and the bricks form convenient hollow spaces inside where spray foam may be added with ease. Houses built from ICF bricks tend to not only be very tough, but also have excellent insulation that is not easily damaged or lost. This makes ICF homes among the most price-friendly houses out there.
Simple precautions can be taken when using spray foam rigs. As spray foam is used, the chemicals create harmful fumes that should be protected against. Those using spray foam rigs can simply wear full-body, airtight suits, or at least protective goggles and breathing apparatuses for the nose and mouth. These simple precautions will keep users in good health while using spray foam chemicals until the spray foam has had a chance to dry. A homeowner launching their own spray foam project may want to invest in goggles and a surgical mask, or more, to keep themselves safe while working with wet spray foam chemicals.