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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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We Just Completed Our First CLECO Job In Covington!

We Just Completed Our First CLECO Job In Covington AND THIS IS WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY ON NextDoor!

Larry B. from Tammany Hills
 Recommends your business

“Jim explained what they do and what would help us the most. He is an expert in his field and knows his stuff! The workers were very professional and did a great job. Highly recommend Asyndant Energy.”

Thank you so much Larry and CLECO!

We look forward to serving the NorthShore, lowering energy costs, making homes more comfortable and using CLECO Residential Solutions Rebates to make it all affordable!

Call us for details about a free Energy Assessment 225-413-1157

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Tiger Baseball in the SHIP!

LSU beats Oregon St.

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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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Please Look At Your A/C Return!

Your A/C return may be costing you big bucks………….. EVEN IF THE UNIT IS BRAND NEW!

This unit was a fresh install, done right, sealed properly, except…….. No one bothered looking at or addressing the return.

The A/C return is where your unit gets the air from to condition and cool your home. If the return isn’t sealed properly, your A/C system may pull 120-to 140 degree humid air from the attic killing the unit performance, causing your unit to run longer and more often and shortening the life of your entire A/C system.

This is especially true of a return located in a wall instead of a ceiling. Take a look, if the corners, floor, door and walls don’t completely isolate the return area…….Call us! The Entergy Solutions Residential Solutions Program provides rebates that cover most or all of the cost of sealing your entire A/C System

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Entergy Solutions Residential Program is in Full Swing!

If you are an Entergy customer in the Greater Baton Rouge Area, the Entergy Solutions Residential Rebate Program offers substantial rebates to pay for Energy Efficiency Upgrade measures. We are a proud to be “Trade Ally” with Entergy and have the opportunity to help implement their Rebate Programs. If you would like to reduce your Energy Cost, please call or email us or eligibility and program details.

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What is a Blower Door test?

What is a Blower Door test?

This is a question that we frequently receive, as well as a topic in which we discuss with customers on nearly every job we do. When we visit a home and begin to determine what their specific energy reduction needs might be, a Blower Door test is one of the most powerful and revealing tools which we utilize. As our primary goal is turning your home into an efficient “ice chest,” we need to apply the same principles as ice chest incorporates. One thing that’s obvious about an ice chest is that the lid has to be kept shut to keep the ice from melting. The same concept applies for your home. We need to keep indoor and outdoor air separated. There are many little gaps and cracks, over here and hidden through there, which allow outside air to enter the house, or Building Envelope to be exact.

How does this work in my home?

The Blower Door test is set up with an adjustable frame which is fitted to an exterior door, then we attach a fabric to this frame, and lastly we insert a calibrated fan into this assembly. We then create a vacuum, or suction inside of the home, causing air to pour into the building through many gaps and cracks. The fan is connected to a manometer which provides us with a measurement of your “air infiltration rate” which is read as cubic feet per minute at standard of -50 Pascal’s. We compare these results to an international standard, relative to the buildings square footage, which determines a several factors. These factors include what is a considered a healthy amount of air coming into the home, and where the line is drawn which means too much air is coming into the house. This measurement value also directly equates to dollars of conditioned air which are being wasted and going outside.

By sealing these penetrations in what is called the pressure boundary of your home, we can achieve a much more efficient home, transforming the home into more of an ice chest. This also importantly reduces air conditioning run times as well as reducing the amount of moisture and outside air coming into the home.

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What is Duct Sealing?

Duct Sealing

What is Duct Sealing?

Duct Sealing is a service in which we remove the duct work from your air conditioner, apply a high velocity mastic sealant, reinforced with fiberglass mesh, reattach the duct work using high tension strapping, and secure the insulation around each duct. Then we seal all seams where the air handler meets the supply plenum and return plenum. Furthermore, we endure that all duct work is properly strapped and ensure there are no sags in the duct runs.

Why is Duct Sealing Important?

Duct Sealing is important for several reasons. Ever wonder why people have their duct work cleaned regularly? Because duct work is very “leaky” and these leaks allow unfiltered air and attic debris such as insulation and dirt to infiltrate the system. This is also primarily why the evaporator coil gets dirty. It’s actually very senseless to have duct work cleaned and leave the system unsealed to become recontaminated. Another very important reason is that these leaks literally equate to dollars being wasted on conditioned air leaking into the attic. The list of benefits could go on, but these are the primary reasons duct sealing is important.

How Often Should My Duct Work Be Sealed?

Aside from having components replaced, if the duct work is correctly sealed, this should last fifteen to twenty years before they should be resealed.