All the heated or cooled air that you pump throughout your home can cost more than you anticipated. One of the largest reasons for the high bill you see every month is that your home is not properly insulated and the heated or cooled air is escaping outside. Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver is your local expert for all types of insulation including rigid foam, attic, crawl space, blown-in, and Spray foam insulation. Wherever the air is escaping we can insulate it whether it be through your walls, your basement, your attic, or in the crawl space.
Reliable Attic Insulation Solutions For Beaverton Homeowners
High utility bills and rooms that are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter are just a few signs that your attic may not be properly insulated. Upgrading your attic insulation is one of the most simple, cost-effective ways to improve comfort. We all know that hot air rises so without proper attic insulation you could literally be throwing your money away when you try to heat your home in the winter. However, attic insulation provides year-round benefits. Attic insulation can help just as much in the warmer months by creating a barrier between the top of your home and the harsh summer sun. You lose the most energy through the top of your home so attic proper attic insulation is guaranteed to save you money and increase home comfort.
Crawl spaces tend to soak up the natural cold or heat around your home and transfers it into the air in your crawl space. This will cause your energy bills to rise and your home’s comfort to decrease. If you have utilities in your crawl space such as your water heater, furnace, or hot water pipes, your energy bills will suffer even more. The fluctuation in temperature will force your heating and air conditioning systems to work harder, causing your energy costs to rise. For your crawl space insulation to perform like it should, it's essential to install the right type of crawl space insulation, the right amount of crawl space insulation, and use the correct installation technique. At Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver we can improve the condition of your crawl space with products that are durable, long-lasting, and made especially for the crawl space environment!
Spray Foam Insulation Experts
Spray foam insulation is the best choice for insulation if you’re looking to increase your comfort & decrease your energy bills. Spray foam insulation is truly the best option for home insulation and here are a few reasons why. Spray Foam Insulation provides an air barrier due to its ability to fill gaps and cracks. It is also great at staying in the hard to reach areas because of its super-adhesive qualities. Spray foam insulation is also waterproof, unlike fiberglass and cellulose insulation. Water will not be able to pass through the foam which makes it an extremely durable and long-lasting product. Lastly, spray foam insulation is foolproof. Spray foam is sprayed as a liquid and then expands and hardens to fill voids and gaps. There is never any chance for an area to be missed or void to form. Once cured spray foam insulation will stay in place for decades to come and will never shift or settle like fiberglass. To ensure your home has the best insulation available and your energy bills are low, switch to spray foam insulation today!
Our goal is to make your Beaverton home more comfortable, more health friendly, and less expensive to heat and cool. In our energy audit evaluation, we inspect your home and provide reports on the condition of major systems like ductwork and insulation. We then check air leakage areas throughout the house to identify weak points where you are losing energy. We then provide recommendations with realistic expectations for energy improvements and offer a free estimate for proposed work.
Case Studies From Beaverton
The owner knew the insulation levels were not up to current code. After doing some research and finding our company on Home Advisor, he called for...
This Beaverton, OR couple’s 3-bedroom home was too drafty in the winter. They set an appointment with one of our Energy Consultants to investigate what was causing this. He found many areas in the attic that were not sealed, plus a gap to the outside! (see photo)
Our insulation crew removed the old insulation, sealed all the leaks, closed up the gap to the outside, and then blew in cellulose to the higher R-60 level. The house is now much warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer, too.
Mold Growing In Beaverton, OR Attic Killed With Application of Mold-X
This Beaverton, OR homeowner had just moved in to this house from the Southwest and wanted to see what could be done to make it more energy efficient. Some rooms were hotter than others.
He found our company online and called for an appointment. After investigating the home, our Energy Consultant had some news about their attic—there was mold growing in it! (see photo) The homeowner was unaware of this.
Since he understood that this is bad to be breathing in, he chose to start with our Mold-X treatment to help kill the mold and to help prevent it from re-growing. Our Energy Consultant also found insulation and air leakage areas, but he helped the homeowner to prioritize taking care of the mold issue first.
Beaverton, OR home now more comfortable with crawl space encapsulated
Originally, the realtor working with the buyer of this house located in Beaverton, Oregon called us to get a proposal to mitigate the water they found in the crawl space. Our Energy Consultant Dan Davis met with the realtor and investigated what was going on under the house. After it was purchased, the new owner called us to move forward with the work.
Their goal was to make the floors warmer in winter and to install solutions to deal with the water under their new home. Our crew encapsulated the crawl space under this Beaverton home to solve both these issues along with sealing and insulating the duct work. Along with the encapsulation, a SmartSump sump pump and a SaniDry CX Air system were both installed under the home.
The new owner is now much more comfortable in their new home.