At Energy Solutions, we employ the the most up to date techniques to ensure your home is insulated to the highest standards in the industry. Using a combination of cellulose and fiberglass insulation and employing state of the art equipment to analyze and locate areas that need improvement, we can achieve higher R-values and greater energy savings than our competitors. Our focus is not new construction but existing homes that can significantly benefit from additional insulation and our air sealing methods. If your home is more than 10 years old, It does not meet current insulation standards.
Air sealing is an excellent energy saver, and it is the 1st step in our energy remediation efforts.The most accurate way to measure building air tightness is with a diagnostic tool called a Blower Door. The Blower Door consists of a powerful calibrated fan that is temporarily sealed into an exterior doorway. The fan blows air out of the house to create a slight pressure difference between inside and outside. This pressure difference forces air through all holes and penetrations in the building envelope. A blower door reading is produced and that number indicates the amount of total air leakage in the building. The leaks are located and sealed resulting in substantial energy savings.
Why is duct system inspection so important? Leaks in forced air duct systems are now recognized as a major source of energy waste in both new and existing houses. Studies indicate that duct leakage can account for as much as 30% of total house energy loss. Just as important, duct leakage can prevent heating and cooling systems from doing their job properly, resulting in hot or cold rooms and humidity problems. Leaks in the supply ductwork cause expensive conditioned air to be dumped into the attic, crawl space or garage instead of into the house. Leaks in the return ductwork draw air into the house from crawl spaces, garages, and attics bringing with it dust, mold spores, insulation fibers, and other contaminants. By using a Duct Blaster, leaks in the duct system can be located and sealed for durability and comfort.