By adding insulation to your attic and walls, you can cut down your summer and winter energy bills here in Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, and Mohave County. We’re proud to be a certified, experienced insulation provider and installer here in town, and Air Control Home Services stands by, ready to help you. To get started, give us a call today.

Here’s why you should add insulation to your home this winter

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.

Add insulation this winter and watch your energy savings skyrocket!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.

Air Control Home Services installs new insulation here in Lake Havasu City and Mohave County. To get an estimate and have our team add insulation to your attic, give us a call today!

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.

What are some ways you can make your home more energy-efficient?

Want to improve your home’s energy-efficiency ratio and reduce your heating and cooling bills? From a home energy audit to an HVAC system tune-up and insulation installation, there are many ways make your home more energy-efficient. Consider the following options from the team at Air Control Home Services.

Home energy audit

If your home is not yet the energy-efficient haven of your dreams, think about investing in a home energy audit. An evaluation by our professionals can pinpoint the exact areas where your home is losing energy. This is a great option if you suspect your place has energy-efficiency issues, but you’re not sure how to address and resolve them.

HVAC system tune-up

It pays to have our certified technicians check out your HVAC system. Whether your trusty furnace needs a tune-up or your ailing heat pump requires a complete overhaul, you want your system to operate efficiently. In the long run, a regular repair and maintenance schedule for your HVAC system can result in major energy gains and reduced costs.

Ductless system

It’s no secret that air duct systems are among the greatest sources of energy loss in homes. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, consider going ductless. This type of system lets you independently control the comfort of each room in your house.

Air duct sealing

A leaky air duct system can contribute to your home’s poor efficiency and your family’s ill health. Think of all that hot or cold air leaving your home—and the allergens and dust entering it. Thanks to Aeroseal, an advanced duct-sealing process, our certified technicians can seal leaks from inside the ducts without ripping out drywall.

Insulation installation

Old or damp insulation could mean your home is losing energy through its walls, floors, and attic spaces. Our professionals can retrofit your home using blown-in insulation. They install the perfect amount of product you need to cut your energy losses and keep your home warm or cool throughout the year.

Call Air Control today to schedule your home energy audit

To improve your home’s energy-efficiency ratio, contact us here at Air Control Home Services today. Whether you get started with a home energy audit or choose one of our professional services like Aeroseal, we can save you energy, time, and money.

Here are the reasons why your home’s attic insulation matters

For most Arizona homeowners, the attic is left out-of-sight, out-of-mind. Unlike in other areas of the country, very few of us use our attics for long-term storage; instead, our attics are best used for attic insulation.

But, how much insulation is enough? Is it worth adding more? In this blog, we’ll discuss the importance of attic insulation—and how it can save you money in both the winter and summers ahead.

Insulation Service in Lake HavasuInsulation prevents heat from getting in and cold from getting out

Let’s talk summers first, since we all know that the summers here in Lake Havasu City are the main priority when talking about energy-efficiency.

On the hottest of summer afternoons, your home’s roof is bathed in sunlight. Your roof absorbs much of this heat energy, but some of it goes through the tile, shingles, or other roofing material, heating up the attic. Meanwhile, your air conditioner is keeping the living spaces of your home cool and comfortable.

Not having sufficient insulation hurts you on two fronts. First, that heat energy has a much easier time getting into the living spaces of your home, which means your air conditioner has to work that much harder—and use more energy—keeping your home comfortable. Second, it’s easier for the cooled air to escape.

In the winter, the same phenomenon happens, but in reverse. It’s actually more pronounced during the colder months of the year: since hot air rises, a lack of insulation means that your heat pump or furnace will have to double its efforts to keep your home comfortable.

Insulation is the layer that prevents this inefficient exchange of air. In the summer, good insulation prevents hot air from breaching the living spaces of your home and cold air from rising into the attic, out the roof, and being lost.

How do I know if I have enough attic insulation?

This can greatly depend on a number of factors. Generally, the newer the home, the more insulation is in it: the standards for insulating homes have become more stringent in the past 30 years. However, this can greatly depend on the builder or what a previous owner might have done to the home.

Truthfully, all homes—even new ones with insulation that’s up to the standards of modern home builders—could probably use more insulation.

Insulation is measured by something called “R-Value.” This determines what kind of insulation you need, depending on where in the country you are. For example, Lake Havasu City and most of Mohave County is in Zone 3. (See a map)

The zoning will determine how many inches of insulation are recommended in your home. Again, for Zone 3 homes, 30-38 inches of insulation is what is officially recommended if you have a gas furnace. (See chart)

Are there other benefits to getting more attic insulation?

Yes, there are. For example, many utility companies, local governments, county governments, and the state of Arizona offer rebates for insulation installation. Here are some residential insulation rebates available right now.

How do I get more insulation installed?

Air Control Home Services offers professional attic insulation installation here in Lake Havasu City. We use spray-in insulation. This is easy to apply in your attic, fits around obstructions such as support beams, and offers superior cooling and heating retention for your home.

One of the best ways to identify if your home can use additional insulation is to give us a call and schedule a home energy audit. In addition to checking your insulation depth, this audit will find all sorts of other ways you can save on your monthly energy bills.