Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

Insulation is a material used to reduce the transfer of heat. It helps maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home by preventing heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer.

It’s recommended to inspect insulation annually. Replacement frequency depends on factors like wear, pests, and changes in building codes. Upgrade insulation if it no longer meets current standards.

Mini split AC units offer energy efficiency, personalized climate control, easy installation, and flexibility for heating and cooling specific zones in your home.

 Improving insulation, sealing air leaks, and using energy-efficient HVAC systems, like mini splits, can significantly enhance energy efficiency.

Insulation questions

We typically install fiberglass insulation, including blown in and batt insulation. We recommend this type for its longevity and cleanliness compared to other materials.

R-value measures insulation’s ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation’s performance. The current recommended code in Arizona is an R-38 for livable space attics.

DIY insulation is possible for some types, but professional installation ensures proper coverage and can identify and address potential issues. Most often, customers find that it is more affordable to go with us and have the job done right, then go through buying material at a retail price, and renting the equipment.

Signs include inconsistent indoor temperatures, high energy bills, and drafts. We offer free attic inspections to check the state of your home’s energy efficiency.

Mini Split Questions

Mini splits consist of an indoor unit and an outdoor condenser. They use refrigerant to transfer heat, providing efficient cooling and heating without ductwork. These are perfect for converted garages, extra hot/cold rooms, and additions.

While DIY installation is possible for some, it’s recommended to hire a licensed HVAC professional to ensure proper sizing, placement, and refrigerant handling for optimal performance.

Regularly clean or replace air filters, ensure the outdoor unit is free of debris, and schedule professional maintenance annually to keep your mini split running efficiently.

Yes, mini splits are designed for both heating and cooling. They offer year-round comfort with the ability to adjust temperature settings for each indoor unit independently.

Rebate Questions

Yes, residents in Arizona, particularly those served by Salt River Project (SRP), can take advantage of SRP’s insulation rebate program if they have little enough existing insulation. This initiative provides financial incentives for upgrading insulation to enhance energy efficiency in homes. Check our “SRP Rebate” section on our Rebates page for more information on specific requirements.

Arizona residents may be eligible for rebates on energy-efficient HVAC systems, including mini split AC units. SRP, in particular, may offer incentives for installing systems that meet their energy efficiency criteria. Additionally, homeowners should explore the 30% energy tax credit through the Internal Revenue Service (IRA) for potential additional savings. Be sure to review the specific requirements and application procedures for both SRP and the IRS.

To claim SRP’s insulation rebate in Arizona, AZ Insulation will help you every step of the way. You fill out the paperwork, and we do the rest! The best part is, you don’t have to wait to receive your rebate. For the 30% energy tax credit through the IRA, consult with your tax professional and ensure your insulation or mini split system qualifies for this federal incentive. Keep detailed records of expenses and compliance with the IRS guidelines.

*Please note that rebate programs and tax incentives can change, so it’s essential to check with SRP and the IRS or consult with a local professional to get the most accurate and up-to-date information for Arizona residents.

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