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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 or call 800-325-6180.


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- or call 800-325-6180.

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