Mike’s mission is to educate his clients and the community on the rewards of energy efficiency. By evaluating the needs of the structure, he will compose a comprehensive plan designed to tighten the thermal envelope, improve indoor air quality and acoustics; while lowering operating costs and creating a more comfortable structure.
Mike has been in the energy efficiency industry for 12 years. He has recieved his training throughout the years from various channels and holds many Building Science Certificates. Mike also has extensive training with the Dr. Energy Saver National Contractor Network.
Mike has a deep interest in Building Science which pushes him to further his education and knowledge of the industries leading solutions. He enjoys sharing what he has learned with builders, architects and homeowners by educating them about the many options available to solve their energy efficiency, air sealing, and comfort problems. Mike stands behind our products and believes that they are an integral part of a comfortable, healthy, and energy efficent home.
Mike enjoys spending his free time with his daughters. He is also an avid athlete who plays volleyball and runs Triathalons with his wife, Barbara.
These homeowners had been living with their current situation for several years and finally decided to take care of the issues at hand. Before contacting Dr. Energy Saver of Hudson Valley they did their research on multiple companies including ours, but what really put us over the edge with them was that a friend recommended us to them due to previous work that we had done for them and a friend of a friend.
Immediatly when our Specialist entered their crawl space he knew that they were going to need a lot of work done to improve the thermal envelope of the space as their crawl space was not encapsulated and they had almost non-existent insulation.
In order for us to remedy the problems at hand and to make their home more comfortable we encapsulated the entirety of their crawl space and crawl space walls with CleanSpace. We then hand-cut, calked, and installed insulation throughout all the floor joists, finally we installed a Basementaire Dehumidification system to take care of the humidity.
Looking at it after the project was completed you would not think that they were the same crawl space, they even said "it's so nice down there now we could have a sleepover down there". Since doing this the homeowner has been so happy to know that their home is comfortable again and that they have a functional space.
This home felt super drafty in one of their rooms and after further inspection the homeowners realized that due to the type of insulation that was installed originally, which was fiber glass insulation that it was starting to degrade. Because of this they were loosing the level of comfort that they used to enjoy. Dr. Energy Saver of Hudson Valley was contacted to help bring this comfort level back into their lives. In order to do this we had to remove the old fiber glass insulation from the walls and then apply spray foam insulation. By doing this we were able to seal the thermal envelope of their home back to where it use to be. Since doing this they have been able to regain peace of mind and not have to sweat about comfort.
This home needed some help with making their home more comfortable. Thankfully Dr. Energy Saver was able to do that for them with the help of our blower door test to help pinpoint where they were loosing energy from. Once we figured out where the loss was coming from, specifically the attic we were able to insulate it and seal the evelope of the home.
Dr. Energy Saver of Hudson Valley was contacted to help seal the thermal envelope of this new construction. The reason we were contacted was due to many of our previous projects and our ability to deliver on the reduction of energy loss, which in tern led to relatively low costs for the owner, as well the construction company that built the home.
This home was in dyer need of insulation. As you can see they had no/little insulation to begin with and because of this they noticed ungodly diffrences during the summer and winter months both in comfort and their bills. Because of this they contacted Dr. Energy Saver of Hudson Valley to have us come and evaluate their home and reccomend solutions to help them and their home. We ultimately ended up installing blow in cellulose in their attic to keep them comfortable as they felt more comfortable going this route then applying spray foam insualtion. They now have a home that they never want to leave due to this small upgrade.
Having an insulated attic is beneficial and important in itself. It is even more important to install this insulation when you have ductwork up in your attic. Hot and cold air runs through these ducts and if exposed, unwanted warm or cool air from your attic will find its way in. Along with the insulation of the attic, these ducts are air sealed around the bottom so no air pockets are formed. Insulation and air sealing in your attic will help your home contain the heat or cold air it’s producing so you save on money and energy.
Our cellulose insulation is a safe, non-toxic type of insulation that is 85% composed of recycled material. This method of “blown-in” or “open blow” cellulose is the process of loosely spraying the material into the attic or wall cavities to create a dense, insulated space to slow air flow. Our cellulose insulation is also non-flammable as well as rodent and mold/mildew resistant, making it an all-around benefit to your attic!
Just like a thermal cup keeps contaminants hot on a cold day and repels warm heat when trying to keep something cool, this radiant barrier helps keep the heat from escaping in the winter and prevents your attic from overheating in the summer.
Here, Dr. Energy Saver installed a dual-purpose SilverGlo rigid foam complete with a radiant barrier to help repel the hot sun rays in the summer and absorb the heat in the winter. We installed the radiant barrier in what is called the knee wall of the attic. This area is also known as the thermal boundary, which is the middle ground between your conditioned living area down below and your unconditioned attic area up top. It is important to properly seal off this area, as it has proven to cut heating and cooling costs as much as 20%!
Dr. Energy Saver of Hudson Valley was contacted by Fallkill Properties to see how we could improve the energy efficiency and comfort level of a 400 SQFT apartment that they were renovating. They contacted us to provide them with a quote based on previous work that we had done for them.
We were able to improve the energy efficiency and comfort level of this 400 SQFT apartment by applying spray foam insulation to the walls, as well as their ceiling. By applying spray foam insulation to these areas we were able to seal the thermal envelope of the structure, remediate sound from both above them and outside and reduce overall energy costs by making sure that their HVAC system does not have to work extremely hard during both the cold and hot months.
This homeowner contacted Dr.Energy l Saver of Hudson Valley to find out what could be done to help lower his utility bills, as well make his home more comfortable. Our specialist evaluated their home and realized that their thermal envelope was not secure. In orded to combat the issues at hand we had to install blow in cellulose in their attic and new windows to seal their thermal envelope.
After the work was performed our specialist returned and completed a blower door test to see what changes had occured from the beginning of his inital assessment to after his homeowner contacted Dr.Energy l Saver of Hudson Valley to find out what could be done to help lower his utility bills, as well make his home more comfortable. Our specialist evaluated their space and realized that their thermal envelope was not secure. He proposed installing blow in cellulose in their attic and installing new windows to seal their thermal envelope. Here you can see the starting process of our specialist evaluation their space.the installation. After performing the blower door test our specalist was able to show the homeowner the diffrences that were taking place. Ultimately in the end the client was extremely happy with all the work that was performed, but more importantly he was so greatful for how much more comfortable we made his home.
This homeowner contacted Dr. Energy Saver of Hudson Valley to transform their basement and garage into two distinct and functional areas, as well fix their energy loss and comfort issues. In order for us to complete this project, we had to break it into two phases. We did this to ensure that everything was installed properly, as well as to not compromise our quality of workmanship.
First, we laid our floor matting throughout the entirety of the basement as well as the garage to separate the floor from the earth even more, as well as to make sure that everything was level. We then started to lay our insulated floor decking throughout the entirety of the basement and garage.
Next, we installed R-30 Open-cell spray foam in both the garage ceiling and their rim joists. In conjunction with installing R-30 Open-cell spray foam in the garage, we as well installed Open-cell spray foam with an R-value of R-14 in their stairwell and the adjoining wall that separated the garage from the basement. This was done to make sure that their home was properly air-sealed.
Finally, along the entirety of their walls, we installed our Foamax wall insulation. Once we finished installing all of our patented products throughout their basement and garage we covered everything up with our Basement to Beautiful Panels. These panels are great because they give our clients a sleek, energy-efficient design with a clean looking finish, but more importantly, they provide additional insulation with a moisture-resistant vapor barrier.
Since having us install our patented insulating products these homeowners have noticed a significant difference in temperature throughout their entire home, as well they have seen a reduction in how hard their HVAC system has to work. Because of these factors, we have been able to bring peace of mind, as well as comfort back into their lives.
Does your attic floor or ceiling look like this photo on the left? If so, you have mold that must be treated immediately! Home mold remediation is important in all areas of your house. Although you don’t spend all your time in your attic, this unhealthy air can travel into other parts of your home, creating mold health risks without you even knowing it.
Our Mold-X2 product helps remove and reduce the staining from mold, mildew, dirt, soil, and other organic debris. Mold-X2 can be applied to structural framing, cement blocks, unfinished drywall, and more.