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This family in Milwaukie, OR wanted their family room to be more comfortable. Our Energy Consultant visited and determined what was making that room uncomfortable: air was leaking through from the home into the attic through many gaps. The places with a lot of gaps were around the can lights. Our crew installed can light covers and sealed around them (see AFTER photo) to help prevent leaks.
The family told us their heating bill dropped dramatically and the family room is much more comfortable now.
This owner worked with us to solve two issues: mold and cold floors. She didn’t know there was mold growing, but she did know the air quality inside her home was not good as it smelled weird.
About 50% of the air she was breathing in her home (it’s a one-story house) was coming from the moldy crawl space!
Our insulation crew started by dealing with the crawl space mold: Mold-X was applied to neutralize the mold and discourage it from re-growing. They then applied three inches of closed-cell spray foam to the underfloor. The spray foam seals cracks and crevices so the air cannot flow into the house and make the floors cold. It also surpasses fiberglass batts—critters like to nest in fiberglass, but cannot in spray foam.
She tells us her home does not smell anymore!
The couple in this SW Portland, OR home has lived there a few years and experiencing cold floors in the winter. They chose our company to encapsulate the crawl space with the drainage matting and our heaviest 20-mil liner on top. Foundation walls were sealed with spray foam. They also chose to install the SmartSump sump pump system and the SaniDry dehumidifier under the house.
This encapsulation system has made their floors warmer in the winter!
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Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver are a full-service home insulation contractor serving homeowners in Portland, OR and nearby. The majority of homes in the area do not have enough insulation and homeowners are taking action. If your home is drafty, cold or you feel like you’re energy bills are too high you’re in the right place! With advancements in products and techniques, we can confidently solve your home insulation problems in efficient and cost-effective ways. Having the right tools and technicians ensure the success of our home insulation efforts. We only hire dependable home insulation professionals with years of experience who stand behind their work. If you are in need of any of our home insulation services call or click today to schedule your FREE estimate.
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Studies show that the attic is the area of the home that most likely needs more insulation. As a result, your attic is likely causing your home to be uncomfortable or causing your energy bills to be too high. If you are ready to take action by upgrading your attic insulation you’re in the right place. Our team of experts can add insulation in the right places to prevent heated air from escaping through your attic in the cold months. And prevent the summer sun from heating your home in the warm months. To learn more about our complete set of attic insulation products and services, call or click today to schedule your FREE estimate!
Are the floors of your home always cold? Do you have to constantly keep your heat running over the winter? Does your crawl space have a moldy or damp smell? If these symptoms sound familiar, you’re in the right place! We have an experienced team of crawl space insulation experts who can identify issues with your crawl space and also provide reliable solutions. Many homeowners in the Portland area don’t realize the importance of crawl space insulation but it is one of the most important areas of your home when it comes to energy efficiency. Your crawl space is the area of your home that is the closest to the ground. Without proper insulation, the cold and frozen winter ground will transfer into your crawl space and then to the rest of your home. In the summer, warm damp air will be absorbed into your crawl space promoting mold growth and causing your home to be hot and humid. To understand crawl space insulation issues and solutions for your home, contact us today!
Blown-in insulation, also called blow-in or blown insulation is one of the most efficient and cost-effective insulation products available. Blown-in insulation can be applied to several areas of your home and has been proven to be one of the most effective insulation materials available. Blown-in insulation with the addition of air sealing can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 40%. If you want to eliminate drafts and have a more comfortable home, blown-in insulation is your best option. Contact us today to schedule a FREE blown-in insulation estimate!
Spray foam insulation is one of the newest insulation products available. Spray Foam has gained popularity lately due to the benefits it offers compared to traditional fiberglass insulation. 1) Spray foam offers more insulation value (or R-value) per square inch, meaning less insulation is needed to get the job done. 2) Spray foam expands when it is applied so it also air seals gaps and cracks that may go unnoticed. 3) Spray foam insulation is waterproof so it stops mold and mildew growth which can be a major problem for fiberglass insulation. 4) Lastly, spray foam insulation is foolproof. Spray foam will never shift or slide after it is applied so you will always have the peace of mind that your home is properly insulated. If you think spray foam is right for your home, contact us today to schedule your FREE estimate!
Did you know that your windows play a big part in improving your home's energy efficiency? In fact, many windows do not seal as well as they should and allow air to leak out. At Josh Lowe's Dr. Energy Saver we can install new windows in your home. Unlike other contractors in the area, we can replace your existing windows with low-e-glass! Low-e glass has a coating that emits almost no radiant energy and blocks most ultraviolet (UV) longwave energy, which we feel as heat. Our Low-E glass replacement windows help control the temperature in your home all year long.
These NE Portland, OR homeowners wanted to make their new-to-them home’s overall energy efficiency better. They chose to start with the attic since it was very low in insulation (see photo).
Our expert insulation crew started by removing the old insulation so they could get at the areas that were leaky in the structure and air seal those. They then blew in TruSoft™ cellulose insulation to the R-60 level. This acts like a giant “blanket” and helps to make their home more energy efficient and more comfortable for this couple.
This home in SE Portland, OR had a lot of noise transfer from the finished basement to the first floor living area when the young children were romping around on the first floor.
Our Energy Consultant met with the homeowner and investigated whether blowing cellulose insulation inside the floor would be an option. We like to meet at each house since blowing in cellulose doesn’t work in every home.
As this home’s floor was a perfect candidate for blown-in cellulose to help with soundproofing, the homeowner moved forward with the work. Cellulose does a great job of deadening sound. The only way to access the floor cavity with the least patching afterwards was to drill a few holes in the ceiling in the basement. Our insulation crew then blew in the cellulose, and patched the holes so the owner could then paint. (We could have painted but he chose to take care of that himself.)
Now the sounds of children running around upstairs is much less obvious!
This Portland, OR homeowner found us online and called to receive an estimate on repairing the water damage in their attic. While our Energy Consultant was there, he also looked under the home and saw the very damaged, and in some places not even connected, ductwork for their heating system. (see photo)
In the attic, our Insulation Crew removed the damaged insulation, treated the roof deck for mold, replaced the damaged sheet rock, and blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation. The team also removed all the flex ductwork under the home and replaced it with new insulated flex ductwork. The client was impressed with our crew’s professionalism.
This Portland, OR homeowner found us online and called for an entire home evaluation to help uncover the reasons their home was very, very hot during the summer months. They called in the spring to get a jump on it before they had to go through another summer being uncomfortable in their own home.
Our Energy Consultant discovered, in his thorough evaluation of their home, that the attic was the culprit (see photo showing how some of attic was not even covered). Our insulation crew sealed the air leaks in the attic and then blew in TruSoft cellulose insulation to the R-60 level. The homeowners were very happy and appreciated the full clean-up that our crew did.
This Milwaukie, OR homeowner met us at the Portland home show in February and signed up right then to get a whole home evaluation from us. Their family room has never been comfortable; they had to use portable heaters, which were expensive, to make it moderately comfortable.
Our Energy Consultant met with them and, after exploring the whole home, discovered their attic was the culprit! There was not enough insulation in the attic, and there were no seals around the can lights, so all the air they were paying to heat was escaping up through the lights into the attic.
Our insulation crew covered 13 can lights and sealed around them before blowing in the cellulose insulation to an R-60 level.
This Portland area homeowner, whose house was built in 1957, met us at a home show and made an appointment. She wanted to make her new-to-her home warmer. Our Energy Consultant met with her and investigated the attic. He founds air leakage around ductwork, soffits, and the chimney where air she was heating in her home was escaping to the attic and to the outside. The existing insulation in the attic was not at an adequate level, too.
Our crew sealed the leaks (see photo showing sealing around ductwork) and blew in cellulose to the R-49 level that is the minimum recommended for efficiency. Her home is now much more comfortable.