Increase Your Comfort & Decrease Your Energy Bills
The purpose of home insulation is to keep indoor air in and outdoor air out. Nowhere is that more important than here in the Phoenix area. Our summer temperatures can soar as high as 120°, and without proper insulation that 120° heat could get into your home and not only ruin your comfort but increase your energy bills as well. We offer blow-in whole home attic insulation and rolled batt insulation services throughout the Phoenix area.
The Phoenix area is in Climate Zone 2, which has a target R-value of R-38. To achieve this, your home should have at least 11 inches of fiberglass insulation in the attic and 8 inches of fiberglass insulation in the walls.
The best way to know whether you have enough insulation is to have a professional inspect your insulation to determine whether your existing insulation is sufficient to keep your home comfortable. You can also look in your attic - if you can see the wood floor joists through the insulation, you probably need more insulation. Other signs your home has insufficient insulation:
- Uneven temperatures.
- Rooms that smell like the outdoors
- Exterior walls that feel warm.
The Phoenix climate is typically hot and dry, which means you need insulation with a high R-value and low humidity rating. Blown-in and rolled batt insulation are great options for Phoenix homes. Blown-in insulation is ideal for attics because it is inexpensive and easy to install, while rolled batt insulation is ideal for walls and crawl spaces because it fits perfectly between joists.
The Importance of Insulation
Think of insulation as a blanket for your home. When you’re cold, you cover yourself with a blanket; the blanket blocks out cold air while keeping your body heat in, making you more comfortable. Insulation works the same way, blocking the outdoor temperature while keeping your conditioned air inside.
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When your home has enough insulation, the baking Arizona heat outside can’t get in and the cool air from your air conditioner can’t get out. Because no hot air is sneaking in and no cold air is sneaking out, you’re not losing money to wasted air conditioning.
However, research indicates that as many as 90% of homes are under-insulated and that having insufficient insulation can have the same impact on your heating and cooling bills as leaving a window open year-round. Upgrading your insulation can decrease the amount of energy your HVAC system uses by up to 15%, which may not seem like much but can make a major impact on your monthly power bills.
Best Insulation Services In & Around Phoenix
Hobaica offers Phoenix area homeowners multiple insulation options to ensure that your home stays comfortable and energy-efficient.
Blown-In Attic Insulation: Ideal for attics, blown-in insulation is affordable and easy to install. A good rule of thumb for blown-in attic insulation is, if you can see wood beams through the insulation, you haven’t got enough insulation.
Rolled Batt Insulation: Perfectly-sized to fit in the spaces between the wall and floor joists, rolled batt insulation can be installed in your attic, walls, basement or crawlspace.