Dr. Energy Saver by Keith Trembley Home Solutions started work today on insulating this newly remodeled home in Augusta, Maine. The home was beautifully done, but no one had given the attic any consideration. It was unbelievable how under-insulated this home was, but it may be typical for a 1970's built home.
The insulation was 3" batts, with a lot of gaps and missing bays, and the electrician moved a lot of insulation to install can lights and never put it back. Keith would guess the effective R value here is no more than a 4 or 5 at best.
Also, you can see that all the soffits were stuffed with batts essentially shutting off any ventilation, and you could see what the excess moisture has done to the roof sheathing as some of it was pretty rotten.
Around the chimney was a 2 foot hole. No fire stop or insulation, just letting all that heat and cash pour up that hole.
This subdivision is full of homes that same age and I bet a lot of them are insulated the same way. Imagine all the balloons of money escaping through these roofs and rising up in the sky over this neighborhood.
Well, Dr. Energy Saver by Keith Trembley has saved this couple thousands of dollars over the next few years by bringing this attic up to the federal recommendations of R 60. What a change in one day, from a R 4 to an R 60!
We installed soffit vents, can light covers, fire stops, air sealing, and cellulose insulation. And I was able to show the homeowners the before and after photos. They were very pleased.
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Home Energy Audits in Augusta
The single most effective way to figure out whether or not your home has an energy issue is to conduct a comprehensive home energy audit. What sets Dr. Energy Saver by Keith Trembley Home Solutions apart from other industry professionals is that We not only test and investigate your home's energy usage, but we will discuss and prioritize the proper repairs. We take pride in better educating you as to what is causing your home's discomfort or energy issues. You can take the information we give to you and this will help direct you in making the best decision for you and your family.
Home Energy Audits Include:
Blower Door (Infiltrometer) Test
Walk through & Explanation
Air Leak Inspection
Home Insulation & Ductwork
One of the best ways to improve a home's energy efficiency and comfort is by using insulation. Our proven home insulation solutions have helped homeowners all over Maine lower energy costs as much as 30% while improving the overall comfort of their homes. We offer a wide variety of home insulation products including blown in fiberglass and cellulose, radiant barrier, rigid foam, and much more.
Having proper insulation is only half of the equation. We install insulation in all areas of the home including the attic, basement, crawl space and much more. If you are looking to reduce your home energy costs and create a more comfortable home in the process, contact the home insulation experts at Dr. Energy Saver by Keith Trembley Home Solutions today, we would love to help.
Types of Insulation
Blown in Fiberglass
Blown in Cellulose
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When it comes to mold in your home, Dr. Energy Saver by Keith Trembley Home Solutions is Augusta's trusted mold testing, removal, and remediation services provider. Mold damage can ruin your home in no time and affect the health of people residing in the home, especially those with asthma or allergies. Mold can grow in insulation, on ceiling tiles, inside air ducts and much more. In most cases, people think out of sight, out of mind when it comes to mold until it is too late. If your home has a mold issue, contact the mold removal and remediation experts at Dr. Energy Saver by Keith Trembley Home Solutions for a mold test today!
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Keith inspected this 24 year old home in Augusta. It was a 1900 sq. ft. home. The federal recommended air leakage for this home to maintain healthy breathing is 1590 CFM. After doing the door blower test Keith determined the home leaks 3780 CFM's, or 2.5 times more than it should. Now this home has...