Recommended Insulation Levels in Arizona
Fact: 90% of homes in the US are under-insulated.
Fact: Under-insulated homes are NOT energy efficient.
How much insulation does your home or business really need? This is an important question to consider when adding insulation to any building--from commercial to residential. The answer depends on where you live. For instance, in a warm desert climate, such as Arizona, insulation level requirements are among some of the highest in the nation.
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) created a color-codded map (see below) to show unique thermal recommendations based on your geographic location. Zones are determined based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s recommendations, as well as the latest minimum International Energy Conservation Code levels.
Zone 1: Pink
Zone 2: Red
Zone 3: Orange
Zone 4: Yellow
Zone 5: Green
Zone 6: Blue
Zone 7: Purple
Signs Your Home is Under-Insulated
High energy bills
Cold walls, floors, or ceilings
Some rooms are hotter or colder than other rooms
Rodents or bugs in your house
Run AC or heat all day with little to no relief
Rodents or wildlife have gotten into the walls or attic
Home was built 10+ years ago
Is Your Home or Business Properly Insulated?
The best way to know if your home or building is properly insulated is to call out a professional.
We are more than happy to inspect your home’s wall cavity and attic to see if insulation levels meet local insulation requirements for Arizona. Inadequate insulation levels result in lost energy and wasted money. Speaking of money-saving opportunities… we offer a FREE consultation to first-time customers.