Before coming to work at Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, Michael was lead foreman for a relocation company. Michael brings his experience as a health and safety coordinator for a construction company to his current position. Michael is OSHA Certified. He has also been certified as an AMAA Window Installer by Sunrise Windows.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his daughter, hiking, golfing and watching movies.
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This homeowner was experiencing a significant amount of humidity in their basement. Our Building Science Expert evaluated the problem and found that using the 2-part expanding foam insulation on the rim joist and over the sill plate would be the perfect solution. This decreased the humidity in the basement and the homeowner saw immediate results. In addition to there being less humidity, the overall air leakage to the house was reduced dramatically.
End plates are at the top of every single wall in the home. The problem with end plates is there's generally a quarter inch to an inch gap left during construction of the home. This allows for air leakage which lets the cool air escape the home in the summer and warm air to escape in the winter.
When the hot air leaks into your attic in the winter, ice dams occur on your roof. Ice dams can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home!
Air sealing end plates is the first, and most important, of multiple treatments to eliminate ice damming.
This homeowner experienced huge amounts of air leakage which caused heat loss in the winter and conditioned air in the summer, driving up energy costs for heating and cooling the home. Our team installed the Super Knee Wall system, which uses SilverGlo rigid foam insulation. These panels create a continuous air and insulation barrier beneath the roof of the home. With the Super Knee Wall insulation installed, the homeowner was able to experience a significant change in their energy consumption as well as their energy costs.
This homeowner called us out to their home in South Windsor, CT to help them with their freezing cold basement. When we conducted our full home Energy Evaluation we noticed that their basement walls were insulated with fiberglass insulation. Fiberglass insulation will not work efficiently on its own, we know that if there isn't something covering the open side of the fiberglass insulated walls air is easily able to travel in and out of the home. In the winter this can create freezing cols basements, and cold floors above. We knew what we needed to do to help this homeowner.
We install our Fomax foam boards on the basement walls covering the fiberglass. We make sure to fasten the foam boards with Dr. Energy Saver's Foam-Tite Fasteners to keep the board in place. Now that the board is up, the fiberglass isn't left to try and do all the work on its own. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this is now a comfortable, warmer basement for this homeowner!
This homeowner in Pittsfield, MA had old, leaky basement windows. Single pane glass windows with metal frames let lots of cold air leak into your home.
We removed those old windows and replaced them with our high efficiency double paned glass windows which let in light while still blocking most of the heat flow.
Thanks to Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this homeowner now has beautiful basement windows to keep the home comfortable whether it's hot or cold.
This homeowner called us out to their home in Enfield, CT looking into getting new insulation in their home due to cold, drafty rooms and a damp basement. We noticed that their basement door was old, not air sealed, or pressure treated. This can cause issues such as cold/hot homes in the summer and winter. This can also lead to damp basements due to condensation from warm, humid air in the summer. We knew what we needed to do to help these homeowners become more comfortable in their home.
First, we know that we need to remove the old, drafty door. We take out the old door and framing. Then we install proper framing for the new door. Next, we install our pressure treated, insulated door that has weather stripping around itself. Now, the outside air and conditions will not be able to enter this home. The outside air stays outside, and the inside air stays inside. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, these homeowners can now live comfortable, and happy in their home.
This homeowner in Springfield, MA called in after seeing us on TV. He had a dirt crawlspace with such an issue with moisture that he feared the structural integrity of the floor above it.
We start by sealing air leaks to the outside air. We then insulate the walls with our graphite infused SilverGlo foam that has a radiant barrier face to double down on keeping heat out. We lay down a dimpled plastic drainage matting to create airspace followed by our TerraBlock floor insulation, and we finish off with a vapor barrier liner.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this crawlspace is now dry and no longer presenting a hazard for the homeowner.
This customer in Holyoke, MA called us out because of a concern they were having in their home. Their concern was that they could not keep their home or family room warm in the winter. This was caused by a lack of proper insulation in the attic of the home. Without proper insulation air can leak into your attic and out of your home, making it difficult and costly to keep a home warm.
To fix this, we use our SuperPlatform treatment. First we need to remove the existing insulation. Our installers remove all of the old insulation, bag it up, and properly dispose of the materials. Since this home contains an HVAC system in their attic we have make sure there is a proper walkway, or catwalk in the attic. This makes it so that service can be done correctly and safely in a space where there are mechanics. Next, we lay our 4" SilverGlo foam board across the wooded walkway. This will increase the insulation value by 24%. We want to make sure that none of the blown in insulation we are installing will get on to our new walkway. Next, we have to install plywood over the foam board and held in place by long screws and washers. Following this step, we dense pack TruSoft cellulose insulation into any space beneath the catwalk that is not filled. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this customer is warmer and ecstatic with the temperature in their home!
Homeowner was referred to us by a prior client! He was experiencing issues with allergens in the basement including mold, dampness, and dust. This was a 1900's foundation wicking moisture into the home. Our Dr Energy Saver solution included the implementation of a Clean Space Encapsulation.
This homeowner in Belchertown, MA was having issues with mold and uncomfortable temperatures in their basement. We removed all of their old, ineffective fiberglass insulation. Next, we sprayed our Mold-X mold killing spray to the affected areas. Then we use our spray foam insulation along the rim joists to stop cold air from entering the home. Now we can install our Foamax insulation boards along the concrete walls. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this home is more comfortable, and energy efficient!!!