* To Find, implement, and educate others on effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of their home or biulding and save money on energy costs, without inconvenience or loss of comfort.
* Improve the quality of life and comfort for all.
* To be a reputable business, trustworthy, honest, useful and helpful.
While providing the ways and means to save money through more efficient energy utilization is our core focus, reducing pollution, eliminating dependencies on foreign oil, and cleaning up the environment are added benefits of better home energy efficiency.
The U-factor, or thermal transmittance, is a measure of the thermal conductivity for a building enclosure assembly (e.g., wall, floor, ceiling, roof) or a building component (e.g., window, door). Incorporating parallel and series conductive heat transfer principles and the R-value or thermal conductivities of each component in the assembly, the U-factor can be calculated. The U-factor, when multiplied by the surface area and the indoor-outdoor temperature difference, predicts the amount of heat loss through the assembly, which means assemblies with low U-factor are more energy efficient. U-factors are typically expressed as (Btu/hr•ft2•F) or (W/m2•C).
SPFA believes that the path to a healthful, safe, high-quality and performing SPF installation travels through the hands of a knowledgeable, trained, experienced, and ideally PCP-certified professional contractor.