Anyone who lives in an older mobile home likely has older aluminum windows. They can be drafty and cold! This couple chose to replace all their windows with the more energy-efficient Simonton brand higher-end Daylight Max windows.
The Eugene-area client already had our company insulate their attic and they were ready to have the crawl space encapsulated so chose us for that work as well. The BEFORE photos shows the old-inefficient insulation falling down. The AFTER photo shows the encapsulated crawl space. Their goal was to make their house cheaper to heat and cool. By insulating and sealing both the attic and the under floor, this goal was accomplished!
No wonder these Eugene, OR homeowners were not comfortable inside their home-what was underneath was a mess! It was very moist, mold was growing, insulation was missing in places, and mice were living under there.
Since about half the air they were breathing in their home was coming from that crawl space, the owners chose to encapsulate their crawl space. This seals the house from the ground, handles water issues (they needed two sump pumps), and makes it much harder for critters to live under there.
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We specialize in a variety of services aimed to lessen your home's carbon footprint and save energy and money each month! We offer it all, from home insulation and heating and cooling services to replacement windows and home energy audits!
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!
All the heat that you pump throughout your home in the winter 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 heat is escaping outside. Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver is your Eugene 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 walls, your basement, your attic, or in the crawl spaces.
Our goal is to make your Eugene 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.
This homeowner in the River Road area of Eugene, OR was building a backyard studio and figured now is the best time to correctly insulate. Her home has areas in the floor where mice sneak in, so she called us to install two inches of closed-cell spray foam before the subfloor was laid down. Her contractor loved it and could see how it would be much more effective for insulating and for deterring critters.
This Eugene-area homeowner needed to solve the problem of cold spots in the home plus mildew growing inside his rental home. Our Energy Consultant crawled under the home and found a lot of mold growth, standing water, and also some of the insulation under the floor was falling down. To help mitigate the serious water issues causing problems, our crew installed the SmartSump crawl space drainage system. While they our crew was under there, they also installed R-25 fiberglass batting where the insulation was falling down.
This client chose our company due to all the great reviews he saw online. Their home, built in the 1950’s, had old insulation in the attic. Our insulation crew sealed the air leaks in the attic and then blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation to the R-49 level. Our crew also wrapped the chimney and routed a bath fan to the outside so it wasn’t blowing moist air into the attic space! He was glad we were quick, professional, and informative.
To make their home warmer in the winter and to lower their electric bill, this Eugene-area homeowner found us on EWEB’s list of contractors and called us for an evaluation and proposal.
Our Energy Consultant found the attic insulation was quite inadequate! (see photo showing how it had gaps where the heat from below could easily escape to the attic) Our insulation crew sealed the air leaks, wrapped the fireplace chimney, and blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation to the R-60 level. The homeowner felt like they got their money’s worth.
This homeowner found our company listed on the EWEB listing of local companies. Josh performed a whole home evaluation from top to bottom since he told Josh he sets his thermostat for 66 in the winter and 78 in the summer to save money. He wants his home to be more comfortable and energy efficient, to make the floors warmer, and to reduce allergens. Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver's crew encapsulated the crawl space and also added a SaniDry CX air system. The leaks in the attic were air sealed, and the can lights were air sealed, before our crew blew in the cellulose insulation. The homeowner noticed the difference right away!
This Eugene mobile home owner called to get a proposal to replace her back door. Our Energy Consultant Jacob worked with her to also investigate her home and discovered the insulation under this manufactured home was quite inadequate. Besides replacing her back door, we helped make her home more comfortable. She was thankful for our work and our communication with her through the process.
The homeowners in Eugene, Oregon wanted to convert their garage into a living space suitable to be available to renters. They searched the web and called Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver. Curtis, the energy specialist sat down with them and discussed their options. They decided to remove the garage door, frame the wall with a window and use batt insulation and then drywall with tape and texture.
The converting of a garage to a living space was a vision they had since buying their home and they were excited to watch the transformation unfold. They chose Simonton Windows to allow bright light and fresh air into the place. For the flooring they turned the cold hard concrete into a beautiful living room with ThermalDry Insulated Flooring, which restricts moisture and mold growth. On top of the insulated flooring they went with a beautiful laminate flooring from Mill Creek.
The homeowners are so pleased with the results. They say it is gorgeous and just what they had envisioned.
Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver was happy to be able to help serve another satisfied customer.
Dan knew the traditional pink insulation in his attic wouldn't provide enough protection during the cold winter months and the record high summer temperatures predicted for Eugene, OR, so he called Josh Lowe's Dr Energy Saver to air seal and insulate his attic. Dr Energy Saver used TruSoft blown in cellulose because it is an excellent insulation to keep out the drafts and to reduce the heat.
Now Dan can enjoy staying comfortable in his home all year round and Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver was happy to help him out.
Richard and Gladys F. wanted a more comfortable house. He experienced a cold home in winter and home too hot in the summer. Richard and Gladys had Josh Lowe's Dr Energy Saver install their HVAC system and knew it would be a great company to install their insulation and to seal their kitchen soffits.
By insulating their attic, sealing the kitchen soffits, and routing the four bathroom fans to vent to the outside Richard and Gladys are now very happy to be living in comfort.
The homeowners in Eugene, OR felt drafty from their outside doors. They decided the best solution was to weatherize the four exterior doors and their two French doors.
They are very happy now that they can't feel any drafts blowing in.
Lee dreaded going into the summer months again without air conditioning, especially with record high temperatures in the forecast. In the summer his home was scorching hot due to his house being built in the forties. But then in the winter it was too cold.
After setting an appointment for a whole home energy evaluation, Lee A. decided to remove all of his old insulation and replace it with blown-in insulation. It was air sealed and insulated by closing all accessible penetrations and top plates using expanding polyurethane foam and then blowing in TruSoft cellulose. TiteShell was installed around the recessed light fixture and then sealed with polyurethane foam.
Lee is pleased with the work and has already noticed a difference in his comfort level. He's staying cool this summer in Eugene!