5. Be green
Save energy, save the environment, and save money
with an Arxx home
Arxx Foundations: Save energy from the
Arxx foundations are far more energy efficient and last
longer than conventional foundations. Arxx walls can virtually
eliminate the “cold spots” that occur in conventional
foundations, because your basement is wrapped in two continuous
layers of foam insulation.
The solid concrete core of an Arxx wall stabilizes the interior
temperature because of its thermal mass. Arxx walls can produce
equivalent insulation values of up to R-50. You enjoy stable,
constant thermal performance in your basement, even when the
outdoor temperature changes dramatically throughout the day.
The increased energy efficiency is not just a financial benefit.
In the event of a power outage, the R-50 equivalent of the
walls helps maintain the comfort zone inside the home for
approximately three times longer than most conventional walls.
By saving energy with an Arxx home, you are reducing global
warming caused by energy consumption, and helping to reduce
deforestation by using less wood.
With all of these benefits, the surprising thing is that Arxx
foundations cost about the same to build as conventional finished
foundations. (Actual costs do vary, so call your Arxx Customer
Support Representative for more information at 1-800-293-3210.)
So if you are building a new home, build it with an Arxx foundation.
You’ll save energy, you’ll help save the environment,
and you’ll save money.
Arxx Exterior Walls: Superior energy savings
and value for your entire home
Over the long run, benefits like energy efficiency, disaster
and fire resistance, and durability reduce the cost of owning
your home. Reduced noise and more constant temperatures mean
quiet comfort that you can enjoy year round. It all adds up
to savings that you will enjoy, year after year.
With its high R-values, low air infiltration, and high thermal
mass, you can use a smaller heating and cooling system, and
save up to and over 50% of heating and cooling costs (depending
on the region where you live) compared to a conventional home.
In fact, your Arxx home may qualify for an energy efficient
An Arxx home with above grade exterior walls, typically costs
more to build than a conventional wood frame home. But lower
energy bills and lower insurance premiums can more than offset
the slightly higher mortgage payment. The real payback is
in quality, and the benefits of a quieter and more comfortable
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