Most of the homes we audit have less than half the recommended attic insulation that is recommended in our climate by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Department of Energy estimates that a properly insulated attic can shave 10-50 percent off your heating and air conditioning bill. Even homes that were properly insulated when new can experience degradation due to roof leaks, squirrels, birds mice or raccoons that have destroyed the insulation, and contractors such as cable TV installers, electricians, solar installers etc often disturb the insulation and don’t fix it when they leave. This can create comfort issues and high energy bills for you.
Energy Geeks can help improve insulation in attics, walls, crawlspaces and basements and even garage ceilings when there is living space above the garage.
In the unfortunate event that your attic insulation was damaged by roof leaks or pest infestation the best solution is removal and replacement of the insulation. Energy Geeks can vacuum out your attic, properly air seal and then fill your attic back up with fresh new insulation.
Blower door testing for new homes and remodels
Some municipalities are now requiring an independent certified energy auditor to provide blower door testing to assure homes meet the required energy code. Energy Geeks provides this service to contractors.