Here is the air leaking culprit. You can see low insulation levels and a lack of air sealing. An environment like this is exactly what causes a house to get uncomfortable hot in the summer (and cold in the winter too). But, we can fix this.
Blower door testing is an important tool that we use to identify air leakage in a house. We get to compare how efficient the house is before we do our to afterwards. In this case, we found some pretty great results.
The cellulose insulation that we use really does a great job of dense packing and working together with the air sealing to create an effective thermal barrier for the house.
Sealing the attic hatch is a very important step. In this case, we used SilverGlo polysio foam board, caulk, and weather-stripping on the door. Now, air won't have the opportunity to slip through and heat up the house.
We used duct mastic on exposed duct work. Duct leakage can cause a substantial energy loss and reduce efficiency of the system. Sealing them in this way ensures that the air is going to be pumped where the homeowner wants it to.