According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 50-70 percent of the energy used in the typical U.S. household goes into heating and cooling the home. Despite this, many American homes, especially older ones, are leaky and under-insulated. If there’s one thing you do this winter to boost your energy-efficiency for the summer ahead, have our team add insulation to your home.
In fact, adding insulation and sealing leaks is a cost-effective way to reduce your annual bill by up to 10 percent without having to spend a bundle on a new HVAC system. Paired with a spring AC tune-up and a fall heating checkup, increased attic insulation can really put you on the pathway to serious energy savings.
Checking your insulation levels
Don’t assume that just because your home is a new build that it has enough installation. While it’s true that newer homes are generally better insulated thanks to stricter codes, there are still plenty of newly constructed houses that could use more. If you don’t know how much insulation your home has—or whether it has any at all—it’s a good idea to call Air Control and have us take an insulation measurement.
For the Lake Havasu City and Western Arizona region, Energy Star recommends attic insulation levels between R30 and R20 and floor levels between R19 and R25. We can help you determine whether or not your current insulation meets this standard, or if more is needed.
Sealing the envelope of your home
Even the best-insulated house ends up wasting energy if its envelope isn’t well-sealed. From around window and door trim to leaky ductwork, even small air leaks can lead to drafty rooms and high utility bills.
Full-envelope sealing also helps with humidity control, reduces outdoor noise, and prevents pests, dust, and pollen from entering the home.
Get year-round energy savings
Insulating and sealing your home is a smart investment that pays off all year. In addition to keeping indoor spaces more comfortable by keeping conditioned air where it belongs, your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to do its job, leading to extra energy savings and fewer repair and maintenance costs down the road.
Increasing your home’s energy-efficiency
Whether you think your home is under-insulated or you’d like some help tracking down other sources of energy loss, our energy-efficiency upgrade team at Air Control Home Services can help.
In addition to specializing in retrofitting homes with easy-install blown-in insulation, we offer a personalized home energy audit to help you find hidden problems and improve your home’s comfort while saving you money.