Category Archives: Air Conditioning

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Insulation, duct seal older homes

Home Buyers! Do “Home Inspections” give you all of the info you need?

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Home Inspections performed before purchasing new homes are very smart moves. Home Inspectors are, for the most part, very well trained, licensed and perform thorough inspections. They can find things that may cost you $1000s if left undetected before the purchase.

Insulation, duct seal older homes

Older homes are notorious for wall returns, leaky duct work and weak insulation

That being said, there are some areas that are not included in Home Inspections that may also cost you $1000s if left undetected. For instance, Home Inspectors check for the proper operation and condition of the Heating and Cooling Systems. What Home Inspections miss is the integrity of the duct work and overall seal of the Heating and Cooling Systems. This is especially important in an older home, 20 plus years old. The Code max leakage of an HVAC System should be no more than 8% of the square footage of the conditioned area of the home. To identify leakage amounts we perform a Duct Efficiency Test test which requires special certifications and training. Home Inspectors don’t have the equipment or certifications. Leaky systems can make your home less comfortable, shorten the life of your system and cause higher energy bills. Additionally, when our area experiences extreme weather, hot or cold, a home with a leaky HVAC System may experience wild swings in utility bills. This winter saw many home’s utility bills doubled or tripled.

Very Important!If the home you are considering to purchase has a “Wall Return” for the HVAC unit(meaning you put the AC filter in a grill on a wall instead of the ceiling, BEWARE! These returns are notoriously leaky and most probably will cost you money in the form of higher utility bills if not professionally sealed.

Another huge energy saving point that not enough attention paid to is the R Value of the home’s insulation. It should be R38 which is nearly 14″ thick. Just because the home has insulation doesn’t mean it has adequate insulation. It should also be consistent throughout the attic, no thin or bare spots. Also if insulation is adequate make sure there are baffles between the joist that guarantee air flow in the attic.

Next, if your home has an attic staircase in the conditioned area(living area), you should have an attic tent. In Louisiana, most home have the attic staircase door(leakiest unsealed door in the home) is the same hall area as the AC Return. This allows the AC System to pull hot humid air directly out of the attic. As a result your AC System is overworked, causing higher bills and shortening the life of the System.

If you are considering the purchase of a home and would like more information on our services please call or message me at 225-413-1157 or simply submit the form below. The call or message is free and our service may save you $1000s.

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Keep The Cold Weather Where It Belongs…………….OUTSIDE!

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BRRRRRRRRRRR, It’s been cold, very harsh cold weather for Louisiana and the rest of the South. Normally it’s the summer that causes Energy Bills to rise but this year  there are going to be some terrible surprises when many residents open there Utility Bills. Right now, our goal is to help you keep cold weather where it belongs………….OUTSIDE!

If you home wasn’t built within the last 10 years or so, you may be experiencing higher Utility Bills, trouble keeping your home warm or more specifically, warming certain rooms.

Homes experience heat loss, inconsistent temps throughout the home, lack of air flow from central heating, a drafts that can chill you to the bone. There are many reasons for these conditions including: inadequate insulation, leaky AC duct work, air leakage, older windows, damaged weather-stripping around doors, no anti-backdraft dampers on vent fans, and on and on.

Our expertise is the ability to view your home form a holistic standpoint, test and identify all of the conditions that contribute to higher bills, diminished comfort and shortened life of your AC/Heating System. Once the conditions are identified we supply you with a list of recommendations that, if implemented, will make a quantifiable difference in your Energy Bills and the comfort of your home.

Asyndant Energy is dedicated to performing quality work and offering simple do-it-yourself recommendations to help make energy efficiency affordable and achievable.

It won’t be long before we are simmering in the steamy summer heat and all memories of the recent cold weather will be replaced with a longing for cool less humid weather. Our measures and services work in all seasons to provide you with a more comfortable home and lower Energy Bills.

Get out in front of the weather, have you home inspected and audited to find out where you stand.

Through February 15th a comprehensive visual inspection of your home with basic recommendations is only $49. To take advantage of this offer simply fill out the form and submit your information and we will schedule a time to come out and inspect your home.

Duct Seal, Supply

This is a leaky collar where duct work connects to the supply plenum of a Central AC System

Duct seal,

Properly sealed duct work. Sealed with fibrous mastic hard cast.

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Duct Sealing

Entergy Solutions Saves Entergy Customers A LOT!

Entergy Solutions Residential Solutions Program is designed for and to benefit Entergy Residential Customers. The program offers Residential Rebates allows us to test your AC System for leakage, seal your system from the return all the way to the registers then re-test for leakage reduction………… ALL FOR FREE!Sealed Ducts paid for by Entergy Solutions Residential Rebates

Our goal is to make sure that all of the air that your AC System conditions makes it into your home and not into your attic, walls and neighborhood. Conversely, we try to insure that the only air re-entering your AC System through the return is only the conditioned air from your home.

This program will make your home more comfortable by increasing air flow and reducing humidity, lower your energy costs by cutting down running time of your AC System and extend the life of your AC System by lowering the strain and usage caused by leakage.

Entergy also offers generous Residential Rebates to upgrade insulation and air seal your home.

Asyndant Energy L.L.C. is a trade ally with Entergy Solutions and we are here to take care of you energy efficiency upgrades.


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Lower Your Energy Costs With Proper Insulation

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We visit nearly 20 homes per week in the Greater Baton Rouge area. 95% of those homes have insulation that is inadequate for the climate we live in. Entergy recommends insulating your home to R30 or greater. With blown in fiberglass, that’s 11 1/2 inches deep. Look in your attic, if you can see ceiling joists, you need insulation. As a matter of fact, if you have 2×6 ceiling joists and they are visible, you only have half of what you need.

With Asyndant Energy and Entergy Solutions- Residential Solutions Program you can beef up your insulation, lower your bills and make your home more comfortable for under $500*!

Correct Insulation Level

Entergy Solution Residential Solutions Rebates are available for a limited time. Sign up for a free Energy Loss Survey and you may be eligible to have your entire AC System sealed for free($685 Value).


*Average 1500sq ft home, includes required Attic Tent($185 Value)


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Home Air Quality, Reduce Allergens, Sanitize the Air

We have come across an incredible product that everyone in Louisiana needs to be aware of………ESPECIALLY households that suffer from asthma, allergies and any type of breathing issue or recurring illness. The REMI HALO is installed inside of the AC System and continuously purifies the air in your home by producing and circulating Ionized Hydrogen Peroxide through your home.

It is effective against all three categories of indoor air pollutants: Particulates, Microbials and Gases. Thoroughly tested to safely remove the risks of airborne and surface bacteria, mold spores and viruses, such as MRSA, e-coli, and Norwalk, to name a few. It also eliminates off odors from cooking, manufacturing and processing foods.

Follow the links in the blog to learn more then call us to install your REMI HALO



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Focus on properly sealing your Return, Lower Energy Costs and Extend the Life of your System

AC Return, Ac Return, AC Return! I can’t stress it enough. If you have a wall return in your home, chances are its getting a large percentage of the return air from your attic. Our pros look at AC efficiency differently from an HVAC company. We include the return in all of our testing and sealing. The return pictured was part of a 2.5 Ton system in a home in Shenandoah Hills Subdivision in Baton Rouge. The total airflow at 2.5 tons is 1000CFM. If the unit puts out 1000CFMs it must take in 1000CFMsthrough the return. Our Duct Blaster Test indicated that the unit was receiving 837CFMs of hot, humid, dusty air from the attic, never passing through the filter instead of simply reconditioning the already conditioned air in the home. This causes the unit to work much harder than it should, reducing efficiency, raising energy costs and causing the home to feel warm and humid. Notice the color of the insulation around the return, its gray and filthy from filtering attic air being drawn into the return.