With AeroBarrier’s debut this year, many contractors are now able to cut their solar dependence down by as much as 70%, simply because they decided to use AeroBarrier.
In a recent article, AeroBarrier presented a case study to how one builder went from needing 48 solar panels to achieve net zero, down to only 14. With the solar alone, this comes in at a savings of $35,000. Add in other savings from things like spray foam and caulking, which are traditionally used to tighten a home, and the savings continue to rise.
The full case study looks at how two homes in Arizona with the following characteristics compare with each other:
- Both houses are identical in location, design, and orientation
- Location is Arizona (Climate Zone 5)
- Size of the home is 1,900 square feet
- This is new construction that meets minimum 2009 IECC requirements, or an estimated annual energy demand of 12,000 kWh, per the average U.S. home
- No swimming pool
- No extra budget expenditures required for reduction in solar panels
- No changes to structure/orientation
- No schedule delays
House “A” Requires 48 solar panels for Zero Energy and House “B” requires 14 solar panels for zero energy.
This is a difference of 34 panels or an estimated cost of $35,000.
To continue to read the full case study, Click Here to visit AeroBarrier’s website.