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Ai Dome in Hot Climates Print E-mail

How Does The American Ingenuity Dome

Perform In Hot Climates?

Superbly.   For example American Ingenuity (Ai) can cool its 3,700 sq.ft. dome offices for less than $55 a month in the hot Florida summer months (May - Sept).  The office is kept at 74 degrees from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Mon - Sat and  77 degrees at night and on Sunday.  To view Ai offices electric bills, please click on Ai Dome Offices.  

A Florida 1,200 sq.ft. Ai dome home can be cooled for less than $22 a month in the hot Florida summer months.  The home is kept at 76 degrees Mon-Fri 6 pm - 8:30 am.; 76 degrees Sat & Sun and 81 degrees when the homeowner is not at home. To view its electric bills, please click on Fl Dome Home

American Ingenuity Domes are in the following Arizona cities: Lake Havaso, Hereford, Ganado, Prescot, Flagstaff. Utah cities of Roosevelt, Moab and Coalville. Such New Mexico cities as Albuquerque, Magdalene, El Prado, Carlsbad, Angel Fire, Las Cruces, Montezuma, Farmington, Ramah, and Sandia Park.

When building an Ai dome in a hot climate, paint it a light color such as tan, light green, light blue, etc. to reflect the sun light.  One of Ai's Florida clients cooled their 2,600 sq.ft. dome home for less than $134 a month in the hot summer months when their prior 1,500 sq.ft. box shaped house cost $150 a month to cool.  The insulation in the Ai dome consists of seven inch thick blocks of Expanded Polysytyrene (EPS) which is comparable to eleven inches of fiberglas batting...and there is no wood  interruping the insulation.  The dome spherical shape results in 30% less exterior surface area than a conventional house...meaning less walls for heating and cooling to pass through.   The thick uninterrupted insulation and reduced surface area of the dome are two of the main reasons, the Ai dome can save  50% to 60% off conventional box house cooling and heating costs.  Just to clarify, it is even easier to heat an Ai dome than to cool one.  When heating, the furnace can use the heat produced by refrigerator motors, computers, dish washers, clothes dryers, light bulbs, bodies, etc. and does not have to over come this heat like an air conditioner has to.

American Ingenuity has domes in 47 states and 13 foreign areas. Ai Domes excel in very hot climates like New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.

The panel concrete has been especially designed to work in hot climates. Concrete is an excellent and common building material in all temperate zones throughout the world.  The panel concrete is a special formulation containing synthetic fibers and liquid admixtures. These ingredients improve the concrete's characteristics, create super toughness, extend durability, make concrete impervious to water, give higher tensile and compressive strength, provide elasticity for expansion (for hot climates), and improve freeze protection.

Ai ship's synthetic fibers with each Building Kit:  Fibers in concrete work to reduce the formation of shrinkage cracks in concrete’s plastic state while helping to improve shatter resistance and reduce water migration. The result: is a tougher concrete.


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