Keith's job as a Dr. Energy Saver® Certified Energy Consultant is to thoroughly diagnose what is making your home uncomfortable, causing it to lose energy, not to mention wastes money! He then shows you the problems and presents solutions so you can have a more comfortable home and start saving energy and money right away.
Keith has been thoroughly trained and has earned the highly esteemed title "CERTIFIED Energy Consultant" through the Dr. Energy Saver® National Contractor Network.
Before joining Dr. Energy Saver Connecticut, Keith worked in the field of home automation where he designed and installed custom residential and commercial systems that allowed owners to integrate lighting, audio/video, HVAC and security controls right into their remote and TV displays. He is Control4 certified and loves to keep up-to-date on new technologies. His experience in home automation has provided him with an intimate and unique look at homes and their construction. Keith has spent a lot of time working in attics, basements and walls in a variety of home styles which has provided him with a diverse perspective of how a home operates, not only technologically, but efficiently.
When Keith was looking to expand his career and knowledge while still applying his skills in home integration and education in environmental science, he realized that home comfort would be a natural transition. Keith enjoys providing his customers with all the advancements in home comfort that Dr. Energy Saver Connecticut has to offer.
Prior to this, Keith ran his own production company and spent fifteen years building sound-proof recording studios and producing and engineering emerging talent. He still has music being played on TV and you might spot him on MTV, VH1 and other networks. When he's not spending time with his wife and daughter, you can catch him in the studio or performing with his band.
Dr. Energy Saver® Connecticut is the exclusive regional representative for the Dr. Energy Saver® National Contractor Network, a group of the best energy conservation contractors in the world, who have exclusive access to unique products, comprehensive training and support through the national company.
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These Riverside, CT homeowners reported incredibly cold floors in the second floor of their home where the second level cantilevers slightly over the first. We sent one of our most knowledgeable home comfort experts Keith Saunders to the home in order to see what to do with the issue. The reason why this cantilever was allowing to much heat out of the home was because it had a layer of rigid foam insulation that was not air sealed, so it was allowing heated air to escape.
Keith recommended we install sprayable foam insulation between the floor joists that are cantilevering outward. This was done by our crew lead by Rudy Abel. They removed the siding underneath to expose the cavities then installed three inches of the foam to reach an R-value of about R-12. The closed cell foam expanded to fill all the gaps in the floor joists which will prevent heated air from escaping through this access point again.
The homeowners noticed right away the floors on the second floor were not nearly as cold as they had been in past winters! They continued to have additional insulation installed in their attic by Dr. Energy Saver of Connecticut.
These Stamford, CT homeowners called Dr Energy Saver of Connecticut with concerns for their high heating and cooling bills. They were looking to invest in their attic by consulting with one of our Home Energy Specialists. Keith Saunders, an expert in anything home energy, visited their home to check out any shortcomings in their attic. He noticed there were a lot of gaps in their fiberglass bats insulation that was allowing their heated and conditioned air from the living spaces leak into the attic. Also, their air ducts were not completely air sealed which also was robbing the homeowners from their conditioned air.
Keith suggested they air seal, ugrade their insulation, and build an area they could use for storage in their attic. We sent out Rudy Abel, a foreman with ample knowledge and experience in installing home energy products. He first removed all the fiberglass bats installed that had become compressed and were barely providing any insulation. He then used an expanding spray-able foam into any gaps and joints throughout the attic, including installing foam caps for all the can lights and air sealing them too. He used our Spray Foam insulation to completely seal and insulate all the air ducts. Him and his crew installed our Blown in Cellulose insulation so the attic can have an r-value of R60 to provide an ample blanket of insulation.
The homeowners now have an incredibly energy efficient attic that helps contain any conditioned air in the living spaces. The homeowners are already pleased with the work!
This Norwalk basement was musty and under insulated, making the entire home drafty and uncomfortable. The homeowner was tired of this and wanted to find a solution, so she decided to call the experts at Dr. Energy Saver of CT for a free home evaluation.
Keith Saunders arrived on the day of the appointment and concluded that the home needed to be properly insulated and have a moisture barrier installed to eliminate the drafts, odor and moisture. The homeowner agreed and wanted to move forward with the insulation process.
On the day of installation, Johnny Lopez and his production team were more than prepared to install these products. SilverGlo panels were placed on the wall and TerraBlock was installed on the floors to prevent any air leakage. Then, our patented CleanSpace liner was placed on top of the floor insulation to prevent any water vapor entry. Without moisture entering the basement, the musty odors were eliminated and the space became much more comfortable.
Once the project was finished, the basement was completely transformed. It became much more attractive and efficient for the entire household. The homeowner was no longer plagued by drafts or musty odors in her basement, and she was very glad that she called the experts at Dr. Energy Saver of CT!
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This Fairfield, CT crawl space had several air leaks and its lack of insulation was causing uncomfortable temperatures and severe drafts in the rest of the home. The space had two poorly insulated windows allowing moist, unfiltered, unconditioned air to leak into the house proving to be a big issue. Wanting to make the space cleaner and improve the comfort of his home, the homeowner did some online research and decided to schedule an appointment with the experts at Dr. Energy Saver of CT.
Home energy specialist Keith Saunders arrived to inspect the home. Keith quickly identified the problems in the crawl space, including uninsulated floor joists, under-performing windows, little protection from moisture, and general lack of insulation. He shared his findings with the homeowner, and together, they discussed some possible solutions and found the best fit for the homeowner.
On the first day of production, foreman Rudy Abel arrived with his crew to begin the project. First, they insulated the home's rim joist, which would prevent crawl space air from leaking into the rest of the home. Next, the team installed CleanSpace liner, which acts as a moisture barrier and covers up the dirty crawl space walls. Finally, they lined the walls with SilverGlo insulation, which includes a built-in reflective barrier that provides added protection from harsh exterior temperatures. When the team was done, the crawl space had been transformed from an uncomfortable crawl space into a neatly lined and well insulated area. The homeowner was more than satisfied with the results, excited that this project had provided him with a more energy efficient home, as well as some valuable storage space, all in one.
This Fairfield homeowner was experiencing uneven temperatures throughout their home. This was a nuisance for him because he was paying a high electric bill every month and was still uncomfortable in his own home. Wanting a solution, he decided to call the experts at Dr. Energy Saver of CT for a solution.
The solution for this home was to install spray foam insulation to the walls of the attic. Before, this Fairfield attic had no insulation, but just look at the transformation! Spray foam insulation offers many benefits such as: having superior R-value (6.2), complete coverage for all the little voids and odd-shaped spaces, is an effective air barrier and is waterproof! Now, the heated air that this homeowner pays for stays in the home and is evenly distributed to all the rooms of the house!
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This Bridgeport, CT resident had an old attic with faulty insulation that was in desperate need of replacing. They gave us a call at Dr. Energy Saver of Connecticut, and we were happy to come out, and give their attic the insulation upgrade it needed.
Our Home Comfort Specialist, Keith Saunders, came out to the home, and quickly diagnosed the problem at hand, and what was needed to get their home feeling comfortable again! Dan Kiley and his team came out, and quickly got to work. The first thing they did was spray foam the entire attic area using our Spray Polyurethane Foam. SPF expands after application, effectively filling voids and uniquely shaped spaces, allowing for full coverage. It stops air leakage, it's waterproof and stable! Compared to their old fiberglass insulation, this was a definite improvement. Dan and his team also installed a Sanidry dehumidifier, to clear out any humid air from the space.
This family can now rest easy in having a much more comfortable space, and much lower energy bills! Give us a call TODAY for your free energy evaluation!
This Trumbull, CT homeowner had been experiencing their kitchen being uncomfortably cold in the winter and hot in the summer. They thought it was because of their walls, but when our trusted Home Energy Expert Keith Saunders visited the home, he explained it was more because of their improperly insulated attic. The home’s attic was insulated with a layer of fiberglass batts insulation between the ceiling’s joists, but this was not adding enough of a thermal barrier between the home and the freezing cold attic. There were also many holes where wires were fed through the plywood where air was leaking, and there were several can lights above the kitchen which were incredibly leaky.
Keith suggested Dr. Energy Saver of Connecticut installing sprayable foam sealant in order to air seal the gaps in the attic. They would also use SilverGlo Rigid Foam insulation in order to provide a continuous, airtight insulation layer with a radiant barrier to reflect the warm air back inside during the wintertime. The homeowners agreed to have these installed along with additional insulation in their attic.
Our crew lead by Rudy Abel went to the home and started the work by removing all the old dirty insulation and air sealing with the orange foam. They installed TiteShell recessed can light covers over the light fixtures in the attic and sealed them with expanding foam around their edges. This keeps air from inside your rooms leaking out into the cold attic. They also installed the SilverGlo Rigid Foam insulation where any interior walls were exposed to the attic and sealed the gaps between them with sprayable foam sealant. They then installed TruSoft Cellulose insulation into the attic by blowing it in through a hose.
The homeowners noticed a difference right away in their warmer kitchen and less drafty rooms around the house.
This home used to have massive ice dams. To prevent them from forming in the future, we replaced the old fiberglass insulation with a nice thick layer of our TruSoft cellulose. We also air sealed the attic floor, then covered the skylight assemblies with an airtight wrapping of our SilverGlo foam boards. Now the home doesn't have air leaks that cause ice damming!
When we arrived in this attic, leaking air and heat moved easily between the living space and the attic at every recessed light location. Without a cover, air flowed freely around holes in the can and through the edges of the drywall opening. Our solution was to install a special noncombustible cover around the “can” and then add extra insulation. Because of this insulation and air sealing, the house will stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
The owners of this home used to waste hundreds of dollars on heating and cooling every year because their home has too little attic insulation and too much air leakage into the attic space. The owners soon realized that they had a problem and contacted Dr. Energy Saver or Connecticut.
We quickly diagnosed the problem and realized the insulation needed to be replaced. We installed the SuperAttic system, which utilizes SilverGlo rigid foam insulation. These panels create a continuous air and insulation barrier directly beneath the attic roof, with no thermal bridging to compromise energy performance. With the SuperAttic system, roof ventilation is maintained without allowing exterior air to enter the attic space. As an added benefit, SilverGlo insulation panels include an integral radiant barrier that further reduces heating and cooling costs. With the SuperAttic insulation installed, these homeowners were pleased to find they saved on energy costs and had a home that now stayed warm during the winter!
Before, this Bloomfield homeowner had little insulation in his attic, which caused major discomfort. The rooms in his home had uneven temperatures and his electric bill was consistently high every month. He wanted to make his home energy efficient, so he contacted the professionals at Dr. Energy Saver of CT to help make that possible.
After one of the professionals at Dr. Energy Save of Connecticut visited the owner's home and deliberated with the owner, they decided to seal the entire attic and install blown in cellulose. By air sealing the attic, you are preventing any unwanted air from flowing freely through the attic that would otherwise waste the heated/cooled air you pay for. Once air sealed, blown cellulose insulation was installed along with wood dams to create a walkway for service and storage convenience. This type of insulation is superior because it provides a high R-value of R-60 while also being safe and environmentally friendly. After installation, the homeowner noticed a difference with a more reasonable electric bill and that the rooms had even temperatures throughout the home. This is exactly what he wanted and he was happy that he trusted the experts at Dr. Energy Saver of CT.
Before we came to this Glastonbury attic, there were cracks and air leaks under all of the fiberglass insulation. This was allowing unwanted air flow through the attic and home, causing uneven temperatures which resulted in high electric bills. Wanting a solution, these Glastonbury homeowners gave Dr. Energy of Connecticut a call. Our Design Specialist, Keith Saunders, came to the house for a Full Home Energy Evaluation. He concluded that the home would need to be completely air sealed to solve the air leakage problem. Then, blown-in cellulose would be implemented to ensure home efficiency and comfort, where it offers a superior R-value compared to traditional fiberglass batts. With a plan set, David Hicks and his team came to air seal the attic and install the blown-in cellulose. With an upgraded attic, the homeowners could not be happier with a home that now has even temperatures and a lower energy bill!
This customer was burning huge amounts of oil every winter, and they were still uncomfortable. In the summer with the air conditioner running, the bedrooms were hot and the electric bills were high. Dr. Energy Saver of Connecticut offered several solutions for this homeowner. We wrapped the masonry chimney with Rockwool insulation and covered and sealed the can light fixtures with our fire-retardant TiteShell light can covers to stop air leakage. For this customer, attic storage access was important, so we installed our insulated SuperDeck to ensure that every portion of their attic would be energy efficient. Finally, we built cellulose dams and filled them with the spray foam cellulose insulation to complete this attic upgrade.
The owners of this Windsor, CT home were looking to make their house more energy efficient. By installing our ENERGY STAR® qualified replacement windows with low-e glass, it's predicted these homeowners will save around $500 per year on heating and cooling costs! Our replacement windows improve energy savings, comfort, curb appeal, security, and require low maintenance! This homeowner was delighted with their new energy efficient window replacement.
This Brooklyn, CT home has old insulation that was in desperate need of replacing. The yellow fiberglass batts were starting to fall apart, and their home was beginning to lose energy. They gave us a call at Dr. Energy Saver of Connecticut, and we were happy to help!
Our Home Energy Expert, Keith Saunders, came in, and quickly diagnosed the problem. This basement needed new insulation immediately, so he called on Dan Kiley and his team to come on out, and get this attic ready for winter! They first removed all of the old insulation before installing Trusoft Cellulose insulation on the attic gables. Compared to fiberglass insulation, TruSoft™ cellulous will not burn, become moldy or attract pests. Thanks to treatment with natural borate compounds, cellulose insulation will never catch fire. The same treatment discourages the presence of insects, rodents and mold.
This family is now much more comfortable in their home, and we are happy we were able to make a difference! Give us a call TODAY for your free energy evaluation.