This homeowner had an energy audit completed and we soon found out that they needed help with another project so of course we incorporated this into our project. As you can see from the pictures the bottom of the wooden garage door was begining to rot. We were able to replace the bottom of the door in order to close gaps and save energy!
Our Experts were able to help a local homeowner from San Antonio find solutions to an extremely hot attic. The traditional fiberglass insulation that was already existing just wasn't doing the job so the customer reached out to Per-Foam-Ance by Doctor Energy Saver for help. With the experience of our team new, high quality insulation was installed using air sealing techniques to stabilize the temperature allowing the homeowner more comfort and lower energy costs!
To accomplish this, our crew used methods that included: Cellulose Insulation; Spray Foam; Receased Lighting insulation, hatch insulation, duct insulation; insulation of the traditional attic assembly. After two days of hard work our homeowner was already noticing the results and very pleased with our work.
Can lights are a source of tremendous air leakage between your attic and living space in your home. This air leakage causes air to be replaced or pulled in from another area of your home making your energy systems work harder and your utility bills higher.
Many contractors, especially in older homes often rush this step and try to seal the can lights but most of the time it is done improperly. We needed to remove the previous attempt at air sealing in order to properly seal these can lights, creating a conditioned space in the attic.
In this particular home, each can light had to have a custom housing enclosure. This is a major step in creating a conditioned space in your attic. This will lower your energy consumption and also make your family more comfortable!
Improperly sealed and insulated ductwork can also be an area of energy loss. If these things are not done properly, you will change the temperature running through the duct making your energy systems run longer.
Old duct work had to be stripped of insulation and sealed properly. Warm air leaking from the ductwork was inefficient and promoted the growth of molds and mildews.
To take care of this problem all seams were sealed with duct mastic to prevent leakage into the attic. This ensures that no air is leaking in or out of your ducts and you are not losing energy.
Blowing in insulation takes a lot of patience and care. Extra special care was taken when this technician installed the insulation to ensure that the baffles were not clogged which would prevent airflow. Blown in cellulose was used for its properties of resisting molds, mildews and compaction over time. With the air sealing completed in the attic, the desired depth and R-value of 38 inches could be achieved. A tapered effect was employed for maximum R-value reaching the eves without clogging the baffles.