How much can I save on my energy
bills with a concrete home?
- Concrete homes save energy in two
ways. The mass of concrete slows down the passage of
heat or cold moving through the wall. With the same
insulation, a concrete home stays warmer in the winter
and cooler in the summer. Also, concrete walls are more
air-tight than wood-frame walls. Since leaks account
for a large percentage of energy loss in the home,
concrete homes enjoy savings in energy consumption.
That adds up to lower utility bills.
- A survey conducted by Dr. Pieter
VanderWerf at Boston University, found that using
insulating concrete forms reduces energy used for
heating by about 44% and for cooling by about 32%.
Is the Air cleaner and fresher in a
- Insulating Concrete Form homes
provide a healthier indoor environment. Because the
solid concrete wall acts as a continuous barrier against
air infiltration, the interior environment of an
insulating concrete form home has a greatly reduced level
of airborne dust and allergens when a fresh air
exchanger and humidifier are used. You and your family
will breathe easier if you suffer from allergies. In
addition, nothing held within or ordinarily emitted by
an insulating concrete form wall is toxic. In fact, the
measurement of the air content within insulating concrete
form homes shows an almost complete absence of any