AIR INFILTRATION CAN ACCOUNT FOR 30% OR MORE OF YOUR HEATING & COOLING COSTS
Upgrading your home with American Efficiency Solutions LLC’s line of spray foam insulation creates not only a more energy efficient home, but a healthier and more comfortable home for you and your family. With our track record of quality products and service, you can be assured when using American Efficiency Solutions, LLC, you’re using an energy efficient product from an applicator you can trust.
Common Air Leaks
Traditional types of insulation allow air leakage and infiltration throughout your home. This draftiness is responsible for high heating and cooling costs, an uncomfortable home during the summer and winter months, and allows allergens to freely accumulate in your home.
Our line of energy- efficient Spray Foam Insulation stops air leakage and infiltration from taking place. Which means you will enjoy lower utility bills, a comfortable indoor environment, and exceptional indoor air quality.
Energy bills rarely go down, no matter how careful you are about your HVAC and appliances. We do have some good news for homeowners struggling with utility bills. But first, let us get you up to speed on why an average Texas resident pays $1,632 in annual energy bills.
• Did you know residential electricity rates have been steadily on the rise at about 4% per year over the last 10 years?
• As natural gas reserves get more scarce, utility prices are only going to increase.
• EPA’s restriction on coal fired electricity is another factor that’s driving energy prices up.
• Residential consumers use more than 20% of the total energy consumed in the United States.
• Heating, cooling and hot water account for 50-70% of the energy used in homes.
Can an energy efficient home help?
The Texas Energy rating requirement for residences that came into effect on 1st September 2016 requires homeowners to adhere to higher energy ratings for their homes. To lower your energy bills the most important place to focus on is your home insulation.
Air leakage is one of the biggest and most complicated factors that accounts for almost 30% of energy losses in a home. According to the Air Barrier Association of America, a “typical 2,500-square-foot home has more than a half mile of cracks and crevices.” These could be:
• Gaps in drywall and sheathing that were created during installation of doors, windows, and rim and framing joists.
• Perforations around electrical outlets and plumbing.
• In attic hatches.
• In fireplace dampers.
• In vents and fans.
• Weather stripping around doors.
How to reduce your energy bills:
If you’re still using fiberglass or cellulose for insulation here are a few things you should know:
• They work like woolen sweaters that allow air through them.
• With progressing building codes it will be difficult for conventional materials like fiberglass and cellulose to keep up.
• Some conventional materials retain water causing damage and contributing to mold growth.
Here are some advantages of spray foam insulation:
• Spray foam expands up to 100 times its original size.
• It’s impermeable to water and is made of an inert polymer that deters mold growth.
• The amount of pollutants and allergens entering your home are significantly reduced due to sealing qualities of spray foam.
• It acts like a windbreaker and not like a woolen sweater.
• The life span of the inert polymer in spray foam can save you money for over 20 years. That’s a long term investment.