Brett is a valued employee at Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, LLC. He is dedicated to providing exemplary work and customer service for every homeowner. Before, joining Dr. Energy Saver, Brett worked for a commercial roofing company, as well as, other fast-paced jobs. His years of experience brought him up to his title as a foreman.
Brett enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time.
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This home owner in Granby, CT called us out to solve a water problem in her basement. When our building science expert got to the home, he saw the problem. There was no sump pump!
To install a sump pump, the first thing you have to do is find the lowest spot in the basement. This is where we will put the pump so the water will naturally go towards it. Then we start to jack hammer the concrete and dig a hole about 2-3 feet deep.
Once that is done, we put some stone in the bottom of the hole. After we do this, we put the pump housing in the hole and make sure it sits level with the floor. Then, we put in the pump and run the PVC piping out of the home through the rim joist and away from the house. The last step is to concrete around the pump to fill in the gaps.
Now that Dr Energy Saver came in and did a great job, this home owner does not have to worry about her water issues anymore!
This home owner in Granby, CT called us out because he had a mold problem in his attic. On the inspection of the home the building science specialist saw that the attic was not properly insulated. This was the problem that was causing the mold. It was letting hot air escape into the attic creating condensation.
To stop this from occurring we have to properly insulate the attic. Before we do this, we have to remove all the insulation. The next step is to put up our insulation rulers. This is for the home owner to see that we blew the correct about of cellulose into their attic. Then we flag all the electrical in the attic so its easy for the electrician to find of they every needed to work on the wires upstairs. once we get this done, the attic is ready to be insulated!
This home owner in Granby, CT called us out to his home to see what would could do to help make his home more comfortable. When the building science specialist was on his inspection he noticed that the attic was not properly insulated. The department of energy calls for r-60 in attic in New England. This attic only had R-38 of fiberglass. It was not enough to stop the heat from leaving the home.
To help this home owner the first thing we did was removed all the old, dirty fiberglass insulation. Next we air seal the entire attic making sure to get every single penetration stopping any convective air loss. Then we blow our TruSoft cellulose insulation to an R-value of R-60.
Now thanks to Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this attic is properly insulated and air sealed. This home owner will now start to notice a different in comfort and a different in his bills!
This home owner in Enfield, CT saw us at a home show and had us come take a look at some problems they where having. The problem was that in the winter, the house was always super cold! When we got to the home our building science specialist went into the attic and saw why this problem was happening. There was no insulation in the attic!
To fix this problem we installed our Super Attic treatment. First thing to do is remove any of the old insulation that was up there. Then we have to move the thermal barrier from the floor of the attic to the roof deck of the attic. To do this we use our 4 inch silverglo EPS foam board and attach it to the roof rafters. While doing this we have to make sure that we air seal in between each piece of foam board to make it air tight.
Now that Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions has come and completed the work, this home owner can now be more comfortable in their home!
This home owner in Enfield, CT called us because he had mold in his attic. When a home owner says they have mold in their home we take it very seriously. When there is mold in a home you live and breath this stuff every day. As you can see, this is a problem.
To fix this mold problem we have to find what is casing the mold to grow. In this case, it was the fact that he had so much hot air escaping into his attic in the winter. When the hot air meets the cold roof deck condensation will occur. once this happens the relative humidity of the attic will increase, letting mold grow.
To stop this problem, we properly air sealed and insulated this home to stop the hot air from getting into the attic.
Now that Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions fixed this problem in this home, these home owners will now be able to live in a more comfortable and healthier home!
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 home owner called us to her home to see what we could do to reduce the allergens that where coming into her home. When we were on the inspection of the home we saw that the fiberglass in the rim joists were completely cover in dirt from wind washing! This is where all the allergens were coming in the home from. To fix this problem, we had to remove all the old nasty fiberglass insulation. Then we use our 2-part spray foam and spray the rim joist. When we do this we have to make sure we completely seal the rim joist and sill plate so there is no area that dust and allergens could come into the home.
Now that Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutins finishesd this project, this home owner now see a dramtic reduction in the dust and allergens in her home!
This home owner in Windsor, CT called us out originally to figure out why his bathroom was so cold! When the building science specialist was doing his inspection he found another issue that the home owner had in his basement. The issue was that his sump pump was sitting in a hole open to the basement with water in it. This is a problem because when that water evaporates, it becomes humidity and the dehumidifier has to take the water out of the air. But the dehumidifier was dumping the water back into the sump pump hole! It was a cycle that could not continue. To fix this problem, we installed a new sump pump with a lid so the water cannot evaporate back into the air.
Now that Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions has come in and installed a new sump pump, this home owner will not have to worry about his humiditiy issue again!
This homeowner in Chicopee, Ma called us out to their home to help them make their home more comfortable all year round. We went to the house and performed our Full Home Energy Evaluation to see that they had a great deal of old, nasty fiberglass insulation in their attic. Because fiberglass is so fluffy it allows air to easily travel through it, which is not primal for insulation. Fiberglass is also high in allergens and harmful materials that can affect you, your children, family, and pets. We know that to begin the process of making this home more comfortable we need to dispose of that old insulation.
First, we make sure we have the proper materials to dispose of the old, nasty insulation. We have contractor trash bags close by and our high powered vacuum to help. Our production workers perform the unruly task of taking the insulation down and properly disposing it into the trash bags. Then, once all of the big pieces are removed, we use our vacuum clean the whole area. We want to make sure we are completely removing all pieces of that old insulation that didn’t make it into the bags. Now this area is clean, and ready for new, proper air sealing and insulation. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this home is now one step closer to become as energy efficient, and comfortable as possible!!
This homeowner in Chicopee, MA called us out to their home to asses a problem they were experiencing. The issue occurring was inconsistent temperatures throughout the home. In the summer some rooms were hot and some were cold. This home had old, fiberglass insulation in the attic. Fiberglass insulation is fluffy and allows air to easily seep through, and exit or enter the home.The attic is a first priority in regards to insulation. We knew that we had to help these homeowners be more comfortable in their home, no matter the season.
First we need to remove all of the old, nasty fiberglass insulation. We bag up, vacuum the remains of and properly dispose of all the old insulation. It is important to air seal before insulating. If you insulate without air sealing, you are just covering up areas where air leaks, and may be unable to fix them at a later date. We air seal all of the top plates with one-part fire retardant foam. Now we are ready to insulate. We use out TruSoft cellulose insulation. Blown insulation fills all gaps and odd shaped voice. This results in a warmer more comfortable home. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions these homeowners will have more consistent temperatures throughout their home, all year round!
This homeowner in South Hadley, MA called us out to their home to remove and replace their old insulation. This home had very old, fiberglass insulation in their attic. Fiberglass insulation is very fluffy and allows air to easily seep through, and exit or enter the home.The attic is always the first priority in regards to insulation.
First we needed to remove all of the old, nasty fiberglass insulation. We remove, bag up, and properly dispose of the old insulation. We do our air sealing before we install new insulation. This is because without air sealing you are not properly sealing the home up. We air seal all of the top plates with one-part fire retardant foam. Now we can insulate! We blow in our TruSoft cellulose insulation, this fills all of the gaps, cracks, and odd shaped voids in the attic. This will result in a more comfortable, and energy efficient home, thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions!
This homeowner called us out to their home because they have been experiencing very cold floors and rooms in their home. They added an addition to their home some years back, and underneath the addition had old, nasty fiberglass insulation. Even though there is fiberglass, it sags down away from the floor and outside air is able to leak inside. This is not an appropriate amount or type of insulation to keep your home warm.
To fix this we know that we need to remove all of the old, nasty fiberglass insulation. Next, we install Dr. Energy Savers patented SilverGlo foam insulation boards across the bottom of the floor. WE keep the SilverGlo in place with screws and washers. SilverGlo insulation boards are infused with graphite which increases the insulation value. It also has a radiant barrier to reflect heat so the insulation doesn't have to do the work on its own. This results in a much warmer home. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions this homeowner can now live comfortably in their home!
A Homeowner called us out to their home in Charlton, MA to take a look at a problem they were having. They originally called us to give a full Home Energy Evaluation to help understand what was going in in their home. The problem they were having was inconsistent temperatures throughout the home. It would be cold in one room and hot in another. This specific style home has a sloped roof, with knee-walls in the attic that are very difficult to keep warm or cold depending on the season. This knee wall is directly above a bedroom. The lack of any insulation was making it extremely hard to cool and heat the upper level of their home, in the bedroom living spaces. This made these homeowners uncomfortable in their home all year round.
To fix this problem, we use our Super Kneewall Treatment. Since we have no old insulation to take out and dispose of, we can get right to blocking and air sealing. First, we use our 4" SilverGlo insulation boards to block off air from getting through the ceiling joists and bays. Around those blocks, we spray our one part foam to seal the edges and make sure no air can travel through the cracks. Then, we install our SilverGlo foam boards under the rafters up to the knee-wall and also sealed with one part foam. Now we have properly sealed so that outdoor conditions can no longer effect this living space. Next, we have to dense pack the roof slopes with our TruSoft cellulose insulation to stop air flow as well as insulate this non insulated attic. Our last step is to blow our TruSoft cellulose insulation above the flat ceiling. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, these homeowners can now live more comfortable in their home with more consistent temperatures all year long!
This homeowner in Glastonbury, CT called us out to their home to take a look at some concerns they were having. They knew that they had improper insulation in their attic, and that there was mold in the hallway of their first floor. We went to conduct our Full Home Energy Evaluation to see that this was accurate, but that there was also mold up in the attic. This home had a radiant barrier in the attic, with no air sealing, only fiberglass insulation in the radiant barrier sheets. Because of the improper air sealing and insulation, condensation and heat loss from the home was making its way past the radiant barrier and creating condensation, and eventually mold. Mold is very harmful to have in your home. At this point, we knew what we needed to do to help these homeowners be more comfortable and healthy in their home.
To begin, we need to remove the radiant barrier and all of the old fiberglass insulation in the attic. We bag up, and properly dispose of all the materials. Now that all of the insulation is removed, we can move on to our next step, mold remediation. We spray our Mold-X on to the effected areas to actively kill all of the mold. Next, we lay our 4" SilverGlo foam board across the wooded walkway. 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. Then we build a deck in the attic so this homeowner is able to use the area in this attic for some storage. Now we are at our last step, blowing our Cellulose insulation on the sides of the catwalk. Thanks to Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this home is now more comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient!
This customer in Worcester, MA called us out because of a concern they were having in their home. Their concern was the Ice Damming issue. This can happen due to heat loss from the attic because of inefficient air sealing and insulation. 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. This homeowner wanted space for storage so we made sure to make a catwalk for a storage area. To do this, we lay our 4" SilverGlo foam board across the wooded walkway. 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 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 no longer experiencing Ice Damming issues!