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A can light is recessed lighting in a ceiling and is installed by simply cutting a hole out and placing the light over it. This type of installation allows air to leak between the fixture and the drywall to the room or attic above causing a lot of energy loss. When an incandescent or halogen bulb is on it burns at 380 degrees fahrenheit. Air this hot rises at a faster rate and can cause the fixture to leak air faster as well. Because the lights burn at such a high heat most can light covers have not been rated to have insulation against them due to the fire hazard they create when turned on.
Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva can take care of sealing and insulating these fixtures with TiteShell can light covers. These covers prevent the flow of air from floor to floor and they also keep all of the heat generated by the bulb in the room the light is in. Now insulation can safely lay against this light fixture without the fear of fire due to high temperatures from the bulb.
For optimal energy conservation, install compact florescent bulbs (CFL's) or LED bulbs. These types of bulbs not only use less wattage to operate, they also burn at a much lower temperature making your home much easier to cool in the summer time.
This attic had very little insulation, and it was so old and matted that it was not able to perform its job correctly. After meeting with Dr. Energy Saver, this homeowner decided to upgrade his insulation. He chose the blown fiberglass insulation for his Newark, DE attic, which allows for better coverage. It also is easy to attain a suitable R-value for the home. The attic that once had very little insulation, has over a foot of blown fiberglass insulation.
Spray foam insulation is a great way to insulate a wall that is not already enclosed with drywall. It acts as a moisture and sound barrier while also maintaining the conditioned air you pay for, and preventing the unconditioned, damp, and dusty air from entering your home. Call Delmarva's Dr. Energy Saver today to get a free estimate on spray foam insulation with your free home comfort and energy checkup today!
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Curtis K. and his family were remodeling their home when he contacted Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva for a free home insulation estimate. He was looking to maximize the insulation by installing insulation with the highest R-value possible.
His home was completely gutted and stripped down to studs at the time, so adding spray foam insulation was simple for the production team. Spray foam insulation was the perfect solution for this home remodel because it acts as both an air sealing and insulating agent to seal the home’s envelope and reduce the flow of heat all year round.
Also, it has a higher R-value per inch than any other type of commonly used home insulation. Whether you are remodeling or simply interested in reducing home heating and cooling bills, adding spray foam insulation is an excellent decision to look into.
A home with air leaks and insufficient insulation loses energy and typically causes the heating and cooling system to work harder in order to keep the home at a comfortable temperature.
Wade H. was interested in the cost and time it would take to properly air seal and apply insulation to his home. Energy specialist Michael Tucker from Dr. Energy Saver went out to assess Wade’s home and give him an appropriate estimate.
In one short day, the production team from Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva went out and installed two inches of closed cell spray foam insulation and well as insulating and air sealing 10” rim joists. This work will definitely increase overall energy efficiency because the interior air will not be able to get out as easily, and heat transfer will be slowed. Wade can now enjoy a more comfortable and healthy home for years to come.
In the winter, it’s very easy to tell where air is leaking into your home. Whether it’s around doors and windows or small openings around the house, these cracks allow the conditioned air to escape and cold air to get in. Gregory P. contacted Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva and described that he had signs of moisture on his ceilings and possible ice dams, as well as insufficient insulation that may be the cause of these problems.
Energy expert Michael Tucker went out to assess the problem and recommended an energy efficient solution. He concluded that attic insulation and air sealing, an insulated attic door, airtight insulated boxes over can lights, and spray foam insulation should be installed. Each of these would effectively seal the home’s outer envelope and reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.
Gregory P. can now rest assured that ice damming will no long be a possibility because of the sealed air leaks and added attic insulation. Additionally, his heating and cooling system will not have to work as hard to keep the home comfortable all year round.
Proper insulation is what separates the highs and lows when it comes to a homeowner’s electric bill. When homeowner Curtis K. found that his electric bill was through the roof he wanted a reason why: was it poor insulation or was it just how high he keeps the thermostat? Seeking professional assistance, Curtis began looking around for an expert. After searching for some time on line, Curtis came across Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva, and after seeing their impressive credentials he called them to come out and evaluate his home.
Shortly after contacting them, Curtis was met by Delmarva representative Michael Tucker at his Newark, MD home. After explaining his current situation to Michael, Michael began evaluating the house for heat loss. He eventually made his way to the attic and found that the finished attic was poorly insulated and was letting heat escape. Michael had only one solution for Curtis’s problem and that is the installation of Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation. Closed Cell Spray Foam is an all-in-one insulation that doubles as an air sealant. This type of insulation is ideal for any situation, even under the most extreme insulation requirements. Curtis agreed to the product to be installed and Michael called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to complete the insulation installation process.
Proper insulation can make it or break it when it comes to an energy efficient home. Curtis’s home was once taking money out of his pocket that he didn’t realize, but thanks to the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva, Curtis’s home is now energy efficient and will continue to be for years to come!
Upon finding moisture in the corner of his ceilings, Newark, MD homeowner Gregory P. decided that he needed professional help when a home remedy wouldn’t solve his problem. Gregory used Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva on a previously unrelated incident and decided to contact them again to come inspect his house.
Delmarva sent out representative Michael Tucker to asses Gregory’s home. Gregory showed Michael where he was finding moisture on his ceiling. Michael examined the ceilings and began searching for the source of the moisture breakout. Michael found that Gregory’s ceiling was poorly sealed and insulated. To completely fix Gregory’s problems, the ceiling would have to reinsulated, resealed, and a new air tight attic hatch door be installed. Michael recommended that the new insulation be Closed Cell Spray Foam. This type of insulation is an all-in-one insulation that doubles as an air sealant. It is ideal for any situation; even the most extreme conditions. For added protection, Michael recommended an attic zipper seal for the attic door. This seal is airtight and prevents heat from escaping when the attic door is closed. Other products recommended for installation include air tight boxes around can lights and the insulation of 10” rim joists.
Michael called in Delmarva’s Production Team One to install the necessary products. Before Delmarva came in, Gregory’s house was full of problems that cost him more than it should have, but thanks to the assistance of Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva, Gregory’s house is now energy efficient and better than ever before!
Homeowners in Queenstown, MD contacted Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva because they had concerns about the consistently wet condition of their crawl space. In order to correct the problem and prevent any further water damage the production crew installed a drainage system around the perimeter of the crawl space. The drainage system will collect and carry water to the SmartSump removing it from the crawl space. After installing the drainage system the crew encapsulated the crawl space complete with CleanSpace liner on the floor and SilverGlo rigid foam board insulation on the walls with spray foam air sealing in the rim joists.
It is obvious that this Salisbury, MD attic is in desperate need of some insulation. One of our Home Comfort Specialists also found various areas in the attic that needed air sealing. Before installing insulation for this homeowner the Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva production team air sealed every hole, crack and crevice ensuring that no other air leaks will happen in the future. This upgrade will save on heating and cooling costs making this home more energy efficient.
This homeowner contacted Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva stating, "We are losing the battle with heating our home." To find a solution to their comfort issues we sent Home Comfort Specialist Michael Alicknavitch to do an inspection of their entire home. In doing so, he found that the attic lacked an adequate amount of insulation as well as air sealing. The production crew removed the old insulation, air sealed the attic and installed blown-in cellulose insulation.
The rim joist of a home is rarely insulated and never sealed during construction. These joints and gaps between the framing allow for a lot of outside air to enter the home. This means that whatever temperature the outdoor air currently is, the same temperature air is being leaked into the home. This could make for very cold floors in the winter and hot, humid conditions for the crawl space in the summer.
The owners of this Dover, DE home dealt with uncomfortable conditions in their home even though it would seem that they had enough insulation. The insulation fills the cavities in walls so that must be the highest R-Value, right? Wrong! Standard batted fiberglass with an R-Value of 19 is about 6.5" thick. Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva has installed SilverGlo rigid foam board insulation that is just 4" thick with a higher R-Value and comes complete with radiant barrier on both sides to deflect direct heat off of the home while preventing conditioned air inside from escaping resulting in a more comfortable and energy efficient home.
This Seaford, DE homeowner was losing a lot of energy through the metal mesh access panel covering the crawl space. To remedy the situation our Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva team installed the TURTL. The TURTL is an innovative crawl space access system. A space is dug out in the ground so that the TURTL can rest snugly inside. The TURTL allows for a larger, more comfortable entry into the crawl space. It is durable, airtight and watertight. This installation will cut down on this home's energy loss significantly.
This dryer exhaust was never properly vented to the outside. Among other issues in the crawl space this needed to be rectified. During encapsulation of the crawl space the Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva team has properly vented and sealed this dryer exhaust so that unwanted hot air and debris from the dryer will no longer be directed to the crawl space.
Most homeowners don't think about it but, believe it or not even small crevices like these can be huge energy wasters. Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva can do a full inspection of your home and find all of your energy wasters for you. Let us help you start to "Live Comfortably & Efficiently"!
This homeowner wanted an easier way to get in and out of their crawl space. After calling Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva and meeting with one of our Certified Home Comfort Specialists, the homeowner decided on a great product we offer called the TURTL. The only one of it's kind, the TURTL is an airtight, watertight and lockable crawl space access system that will not rust, rot or ever need painting. This wonderful product even comes in a variety of colors making it an aesthetically pleasing and useful addition to any home.
Air sealing an area with spray foam is an effective way to not only insulate it but to also prevent any air leakage which causes energy loss. Dr. Energy Saver Delmarva has done just that to the rim joists in this Lincoln, DE home.