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Touch ‘n Foam Introduces Free Energy Savings Calculator New Online Tool Adds Up Potential Energy Savings by Sealing Cracks & Gaps in
38% of home energy dollars go right out the window – literally.
ST. LOUIS—May 16, 2011— Homeowners interested in reducing your air
conditioning bills this summer, take heed. The
bulk of energy loss in most homes is caused by
air leakage, which occurs when outside air
enters a house through drafty windows, cracks
and openings. Sealing these leaks with DIY
spray foam insulation can significantly reduce
cooling costs in warm weather and heating costs during cold weather. Using Touch
‘n Foam’s new Energy Savings Calculator, homeowners can now easily calculate potential savings by air sealing their homes with Touch ‘n Foam spray foam
insulation. The free Energy Savings Calculator can be accessed online at
“We developed our free, online Energy Savings Calculator so homeowners can see the hundreds of dollars they can save by filling in the cracks and gaps around their home with insulating foam,” says Kevin Corcoran, marketing manager at Touch ‘n
Foam. “When people discover how much cool air or heat is slipping out of the little gaps and holes around their homes they realize it’s really quite similar to having
holes in their pockets.”
To calculate potential savings, homeowners simply enter their average monthly energy bill total, the square footage of their house and the number of areas that are susceptible to unwanted airflow. The tool then calculates their potential monthly and annual savings on their energy bills, and the amount of time it will take for the Touch ‘n Foam insulating sealant (about $5 per can) to pay for itself.
“Some leaks, like those around windows and doors, are easy to identify because a
homeowner can usually feel the air entering their home,” says Corcoran. “But it’s
important to also inspect for less obvious cracks and gaps in and around the home.”
Areas to inspect include attic hatches, light switches, electrical outlets, foundation sill plates, electrical/cable/HVAC entry points, bath vents, plumbing entry points and dryer vents.
Touch ‘n Foam products are available nationwide at many home and hardware stores, and retails for about $5 per. For additional information, visit http://www.touch-n-foam.com or call 800-325-6180.
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About Touch ‘n Foam:
Touch ‘n Foam is a division of St. Louis-based Convenience Products, a manufacturer of
premium-quality insulating foam sealants, specialty coatings and adhesives for use in home improvement and residential commercial and industrial construction. Touch 'n Foam DIY insulating foam sealants help control airflow in and out of homes by filling gaps and cracks in the home's interior and exterior, which helps maintain a consistent temperature year round while lowering utility bills. For more information, visit http://www.touch-n-
foam.com or call 800-325-6180.