Energy Efficiency and Weatherization in Arizona
Energy Efficiency in Arizona
While rising home energy costs continue to be an issue for many Americans, finding cost-effective ways to reduce your energy consumption and increase energy efficiency in Arizona are not impossible. Typically, 20-40% of your cooling & heating costs are wasted due to improper insulation, air sealing and the inefficient design of your HVAC air duct system.
Home Energy Audit & Weatherization in Arizona
Arizona Solar Wave & Energy provides practical energy efficiency solutions. With a certified professional home energy audit, AZSW&E will identify the extent of any leaks or gaps in the building envelope and any missing insulation, and provide recommendations where necessary for:
To schedule your Home Energy Audit appointment, call 602.687.6560 or fill out the online form, and a certified energy consultant will contact you. Start saving today!
• AIR SEALING
Air sealing is an important part of energy efficiency in Arizona. "Sealing and insulating the 'envelope' or 'shell' of your home - its outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors, and floors - is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort." -U.S. EPA Energy Star.
• DUCT SEALING
A home energy audit is the best way to determine if your ducts need work. A heating or cooling system can only be as good as the ducts that carry the conditioned air through your home. Ducts are typically made of sheet metal, fiberglass, or other materials. They can lose energy in two ways: by conduction of heat through the material and by air leaking through cracks and seams.
• HVAC Duct Systems
Weatherization is very important in Arizona. Duct systems that leak and/or do not distribute air properly throughout the house may make some rooms too hot and others too cold. Leaky and unbalanced duct systems may force conditioned air outside and unconditioned air into the house. This increases cooling and heating costs and may also draw humidity, dust, mold spores, and other contaminants into a home from the attic, crawlspace, or garage and radon gas from the soil, reducing your home's energy efficiency.
Reduce the amount of heat that is transferred from your attic to your house by properly insulating your attic. This will reduce your heating and cooling energy costs by up to 30% and make your house more energy efficient. Arizona Solar Wave & Energy provides several different insulation solutions/products depending on your specific needs.
• RADIANT BARRIER
Radiant barriers are materials that are installed into buildings to reduce the amount of heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter. A radiant barrier insulation system is a layer of foil facing an air space, installed in the envelope of a building/home to reflect heat energy away from your home instead of trying to absorb it. A radiant barrier reflects radiant heat energy instead of trying to absorb it.
Coupled with proper conventional insulation, radiant barriers are highly effective in reducing cooling and heating bills, offering a permanent way to reduce energy costs. A home energy audit will determine how your Arizona home would benefit from Radiant Barrier.
• ENERGY EFFICIENCY: THE PAYOFF
Do energy efficiency improvements pay off? Yes they do! Weatherizing your Arizona home is one of the best investment you could ever make:
- Rate of Return higher than most growth and high yield investments
- Payback in a reasonable time
- Total Lifecycle Payback
- Net increase in property value with respect to system cost