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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 home energy audits!
Our goal is to make your Lane home more comfortable, more health friendly, and less expensive to heat and cool. In our evaluation we inspect your home providing report on the condition of major systems like the furnace, ductwork, a/c, 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.
Home insulation is an important aspect of your home that is either saving or costing you money. To help you get those most bang for your buck we offer all types of insulation including spray foam, blown-in insulation and rigid foam insulation. Not only are we equipped with different types of insulation we can insulate whatever is needed. Perhaps warm air is slipping through walls or your attic. We'll also handle the crawl-space and basement? Whatever is best for your Lane home we can do.
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!
Bill was tired of stepping on cold floors every morning as he got up to get his coffee, in Springfield, OR. He called Josh Lowe's Dr Energy Saver and decided to tear out the old insulation and replace it with R-25 batts insulation under his floors.
He is very pleased with the work and is happy he had the insulation installed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This homeowner was tired of having a piece of plywood cover the shed's broken window, so he called Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver. He chose the Simonton Verona window, and it now looks much better than the piece of plywood and keeps out the cold, too!
This homeowner was referred to us by a neighbor for whom we have already helped with window replacement. Her back door needed to be replaced, and the insulation under her home was very inadequate, making her cold in the winter. Our crew here at Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver did what is called a "belly blow" to increase the insulation under the home, and replaced the old back door. She is much more comfortable now and thanks us for the great communication we had with her.
This Springfield homeowner called to get a proposal for all nine windows to replace his inefficient aluminum-framed windows. Our owner Josh met with him and explained about Simonton’s Verona line of windows. This client chose us over other window replacement companies, and says “Your installers had amazing attention to detail.” He was happy his window replacements were done correctly by Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver.
This customer, who has used us before for insulation under a different home, called to have Josh Lowe come out to their new home. They chose us again due to our great service and since we offer Simonton's Daylight Max windows. They also chose a large garden window by Simonton, and they are very satisfied with the results.
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 couple in Florence, OR knew there were issues with their ductwork under their home. They found Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver online and called us to investigate. All the ductwork was flex ducting, and our General Manager Bill Drummond crawled under the home and found many issues, including holes in ducts and lots of bends where air was not flowing well. They chose to replace all the flex ducting with rigid metal hard ducting and are now getting more warm air into their home.
This homeowner in Dexter, OR called us to investigate the crawl space as he didn’t think the insulation level was adequate. Our Energy Consultant crawled under and found out he was indeed correct! The homeowner chose our company to insulate under the floor with r-21 fiberglass batting, secure the batting with nylon twine, and replace the vapor barrier with a 6-mil thick vapor barrier to help make his home’s floors warmer.
This homeowner, who saw our company on her utility’s list of approved weatherization contractors, had nine old windows that she wanted replaced for better energy efficiency. Our Energy Consultant worked with her to find windows that fit her budget and also were efficient. She chose the Simonton Verona line of vinyl, double-pained windows with a U-value of 0.30. Besides being much more energy efficient windows that what he had before, her home now looks better, too!
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 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.
This Springfield, OR homeowner found us on Home Advisor and called to get an estimate on replacing the damaged and destroyed insulation under his home. (see photo)
Our Energy Consultant crawled under his home and found it quite damaged! The homeowner chose us to remove the damaged insulation and replace with R-25 fiberglass batting. He also chose to replace the vapor barrier, wrap the hot water pipes, and animal-proof it to help prevent critters from getting in there again!
This homeowner in Noti, OR has worked with our company before on a different home and called to get a proposal for 13 windows. His home has aluminum windows that are not very efficient. He chose the Simonton Verona brand vinyl windows with a U-factor of 0.30. All the openable windows came with full bug screens. Our crew removed the old windows and installed the new windows with full flanges for the strongest and best weather seal.
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.
In Oakridge, Oregon, this homeowner wanted to replace some windows and found us on the Lane Electric list of contractors. She worked with our Energy Consultant on window options and chose the Simonton Daylight Max widows. These windows gave her less frame and more glass than most replacement windows. Her windows are 6 feet to 7 feet wide and 3 to 5 feet tall, so it really made a difference for her! The Daylight Max windows also have higher standards than Energy Star so are more efficient.
This Veneta, OR homeowner needed to replace some old windows in her home. She found us on the Emerald People’s Public Utility District (EPUD) list and called for an appointment. After meeting with our Energy Consultant, she chose the Simonton Verona Series windows to replace ten windows. At the end of the project, we helped her complete the paperwork for EPUD so she could receive a rebate!
After meeting us at a home show, this Dorena area homeowner called us to get a proposal on window replacement. She had replaced some windows and wanted to replace the rest of them. After meeting with our Energy Consultant and receiving an initial proposal, she worked with us to adjust the proposal to meet her budget. After we installed five new Simonton Series Verona vinyl windows and a sliding glass door installed, we assisted with the paperwork to get her an incentive rebate from Lane Electric!
After converting a sun room in his Lowell, Oregon home, the homeowner needed better wall insulation. The fiberglass batting in the walls just was not doing the trick to keep the room comfortable. A few days after our Energy Consultant met with the homeowner, our Insulation Crew blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation into the walls by removing strategic pieces of the siding and then reinstalling the siding.
After finding us online and talking with our owner, this Junction City, OR client chose our company to insulate the attic in their new garage. He chose TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation and appreciated our prompt service since our insulation crew was able to come out the next week and blown in cellulose to the R-49 insulation level.
This Fall Creek, OR homeowner found our listing on the Lane Electric utility site and called for an appointment. She was wanting to reduce the home’s energy loss and heat her home more efficiently.
Because we could do all the items needed—duct sealing and insulation, floor insulation, and a ductless heat pump—she chose us over other companies. After the old insulation was removed, our crew sprayed the underfloor and ductwork with 3 inches of closed cell spray foam. Our crew also installed a Daikin ductless heat pump to take the place of the furnace that was original to the house.
With all these problem areas addressed, her house is now much more comfortable to live in, and the floors are not cold any more.
This Cottage Grove, OR homeowner’s crawl space was a mess and not keeping their home comfortable. They found us in the phone book and called for an appointment with one of our energy consultants. They chose to have the crawl space cleaned up and the under floor insulated with 3 inches of closed cell spray foam. This seals the underfloor and nooks and crannies, preventing the cold air from leaking in to their home. They are now much more comfortable in their home.
The customer has worked with us before and bought a house in the Mapleton, OR area so he called us to investigate the attic. The home was not comfortable. Upon investigation by our owner, besides finding there was hardly any insulation in the attic, there was clearly a rat infestation!
To solve the issue and make the home more comfortable, our crew sucked out the rat dropping mess and what little insulation there was. They then blew in TruSoft cellulose to the Oregon code level of R-38. Since it is treated with borax, animals do not like to live in it, so this will help deter critters from moving back in to the attic.
The owners of this home in Vida, OR knew the insulation was sagging under their home and contacted our company for an evaluation. Their floors were cold, and they were tired of not being comfortable in their own home.
This client chose our company to apply spray foam to the underfloor to prevent the cold floors and to deter mice and spiders from crawling up in to their home. While our crew was under the home, we also wrapped the water pipes plus removed the trash and old vapor barrier and replaced with a new 6-mil black plastic vapor barrier.
Wall insulation can be tricky to do. Each house is unique and each situation is unique. Our Energy Consultant met with the homeowner and did his investigation work. The best way to add in wall insulation for the Blue River, OR homeowner was to remove individual shingles from the outside, drill a hole into the sub-wall, blow in the TruSoft™ cellulose insulation, and re-install the shingles.
Besides helping the home to be warmer inside, cellulose is also a great sound dampener.
The utility for this Pleasant Hill, OR homeowner had investigated her house and suggested insulation with air sealing to help make their home more comfortable and less drafty. Our owner Josh met with the homeowner and then investigated the home.
The attic was definitely an issue, and a home for rodents to boot.
After removing all the old attic insulation, our three-person insulation crew then air sealed the attic by closing all possible penetrations and top plates in the attic with expanding polyurethane foam (see photo). With the leaky areas sealed, they then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation. Rodents do not like to live in or nest in this material.
This homeowner in Walterville, OR had enclosed a space that originally had a metal corrugated awning. The enclosed space started dripping water when the warm air inside would hit the colder metal siding. This is not what he was expecting when he enclosed the space!
After finding Josh Lowe’s Dr. Energy Saver in the phone book’s yellow pages, he called us to discuss solutions. Spray foam is the best solution for this issue as it helps prevent the sweating that drips directly off a metal roof and siding. The space is now useable since it doesn’t drip any more off the metal walls and ceiling.
This Creswell, OR homeowner stopped at our booth at the county fair to discuss options for her crawl space. There was a rat infestation (rodents like to nest in fiberglass) and the insulation under her home was a mess. It was not doing any actual insulating at this point.
For a longer-term solution, this owner chose to have the underfloor spray foamed two inches thick with closed-cell spray foam. It seals the floor so air isn’t leaking in to the house from under the floor, and now there will not be a critter hotel under this home as there is nothing to nest in.
This repeat customer in Springfield, OR called us when a critter had moved in under her house, ripped up some ductwork (see photo), and then died in the ductwork!
Since the damaged ductwork was going to let a lot of air she paid to heat go under the home, and not in her home, this was something that needed to get fixed soon before the weather turned cold. Our crew removed the damaged ductwork, along with the dead critter (it wasn’t pretty), and replaced with new ductwork. To help prevent access for future animals, an Everlast crawl space door was also installed at the crawl space entrance. This door is made from plastic so will not warp like a wood door (a warped area gives easy access for critters).
The room for the kids to play in was too cold for the kids to play in! This Lowell, OR homeowner knew about our company and called us to discuss solutions. After our Energy Consultant investigated the home, blown-in insulation into the attic above the play room was the best option.
Our insulation crew started with sealing the air leaks coming from the room and going in to the attic. They also installed covers over the can lights—these are notorious for air leakage. They then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose into the attic. No more chilly children in the play room!
This homeowner near Walton, OR was referred to us by a contractor to have us investigate the ductwork for his heating system. It ends up the heating system was so old and the ductwork was not being effective, so the better longer-term solution was a Daikin high efficiency ductless heat pump. He chose two indoor heads due to the size of their home and are pleased with the new system!
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 owner of a home in Swisshome, OR called us after she heard our radio jingle. A new vapor barrier was needed within a week! As our installation crew was able to get to her home within the time frame she needed, she scheduled the work with us.
This mobile home owner in Elmira, OR needed the insulation replaced under their home. Critters had torn up the belly bag under the home. (They like to use the material for nesting.) Our crew repaired the ripped open bag, and blew in insulation to the R-22 level. Now their home’s floor will be warmer this winter!
This attic in a home near Cheshire, OR had a bit of insulation (see photo) but not enough to do much good to make their home more comfortable year-round.
Our insulation specialists removed all the existing insulation, which then allowed them access to all the leaky areas around the edges and where parts of the attic connected. They sealed these, then they blew in Tru-Soft™ cellulose to the R-49 level.
Both these solutions helped make their home more comfortable year-round.
After buying this house earlier in the year, the water leak in the basement had become too much! Our installation crew installed a Tripe Safe Sump Pump system in their basement to help remove the water and keep the basement drier.
This system has three different pumps to help protect from flooding. If the first main pump fails or cannot keep up with the flow of water (it can handle up to 2,200 gallons per hour!), the second pump kicks in. If the power fails, the third battery-operated pump kicks in.
To help prepare this house for sale, the owner was being pro-active and fixing some items that were likely to come up during a home inspection. The big one was the mold that had started to grow in the attic. Our crew used Mold-X2 to neutralize and remove the mold.
This mobile home owner in Eugene near Mt. Pisgah knew there were insulation issues under his home. Our energy consultant crawled under and found some areas didn’t have insulation at all (see photo)!
This homeowner chose the better-lasting solution of closed-cell spray foam for the underneath of his home. It will not fall down like fiberglass batting does, it fills gaps so air does not leak into his home from under the floor, and now critters will not have a place to nest under his home. He tells us his floors are much warmer now, too!
As the owners of this home in west Eugene, OR were preparing their home for sale, they knew the crawl space needed to be addressed.
See photo—there was no insulation in the underfloor, and the vapor barrier was old and messy. Our insulation crew installed R-25 fiberglass batts in the underfloor and secured them with nylon twice. They then removed the old vapor barrier and installed a new 6-mil black plastic vapor barrier.
This couple discovered after buying this home in west Eugene that there was little to no insulation in the attic (see PHOTO). They chose to have TruSoft™ blown-in cellulose added to the higher R-60 value. Before insulating, our crew air sealed the air gaps to make the insulation even more effective.
The attic in this Eugene, OR home was: a) very, very short on insulation (you want at least to the code level of R-49), and b) you can see the outside from the attic (green arrows) so air that was leaking in to the attic was quite easily escaping to the outside.
After cleaning out the old insulation, the attic was air sealed where those leaks were and then had TruSoft™ insulation blown in to the higher and more efficient R-60 level.
This homeowner was moving into Eugene from her home we had worked on outside Springfield and called us to help repair the insulation and ductwork in her new home. Two bath vents were just venting in to the attic!
The owner of this Eugene, OR duplex discovered there was mold growing on the wood underneath and chose our company to treat it. Mold-X was sprayed on to neutralize this mold and to help prevent it from growing back.
The cause of the elevated moisture in the crawl space was likely the damaged dryer duct, so that was replaced, too!