Insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways to make your home more comfortable and lower your heating and cooling bills. As the authorized Dr. Energy Saver dealer in DC Metro Area and Maryland, Complete Home Solutions offers a variety of exclusive insulation products and all of our technicians are fully trained to ensure quality installation.
Think you might need more insulation in your home? Call us at 1-855-432-5006 or click below to schedule your free estimate in Huntingtown, Annapolis, Bowie or another surrounding area in Maryland.
This homeowner in North Potomac asked us for help with advice on making their home more comfortable and advice on how to keep the home at a more stable temperature. They were interested in having their attic and crawl space assessed. Our energy auditor, Merv, visited the home and discussed solutions with these homeowners. One of the recommendations was to air seal the rim and band joists in the basement area with 3" of closed cell spray foam insulation. As you can see by the pictures, the rim and band joists were not air sealed prior to our work on the home. We sealed and insulated the rim joists which are major sources of heat loss in the home. This will make their home more energy efficient and comfortable and help keep the temperature in the house more even!
This home in Rockville, MD had open insulation in the attic that was causing drafts and uncomfortable temperatures in the home. The homeowner called Complete Home Solutions to find a solution to the problems. Our Auditor found the problems to be insufficient insulation and air leaks in the attic.
Our Production Team insulated and air sealed the exposed insulation and pipes to make the home more energy efficient and comfortable.
This home in Rockville, Maryland suffered from uncomfortable temperatures in the home this winter.The homeowner called Complete Home Solutions to find the source of the issue. Our Auditor determined that the home had insufficient insulation which was causing the uncomfortable temperatures and cold drafts.
Our Production Team used blow in cellulose insulation to bring the insulation levels up to Dr. Energy Saver's suggested levels.
This beautiful home in Bethesda, Maryland was suffering from drafty rooms and high utility bills. The homeowner called Complete Home Solutions to see if we could help with their comfort problems.
We came out and performed a Home Energy Audit to try and pinpoint the problem. What we found was that the attic was way under-insulated. So, we took out the old insulation that the was already in the attic that was no longer working efficiently. After that, we were able to install polysio foam board on the knee walls and TruSoft Cellulose insulation all along the attic space, bringing insulation levels to R-49 (which is the recommended BPI standard for our climate zone). After these installations, the home owner no longer suffers from drafty rooms and feels comfortable in their home!
Looking at the picture on the left, we have three main problems with this attic (two you can see, one you can't). One, there's not enough insulation. The yellow BATT insulation (featured on the left) is barely to the top of the floor joists (meaning there should be at least 6" more). Two, there is no air sealing (this you can't see). We need to get underneath the insulation to fix this. Third, the whole house fan is completely out in the open (acting as a major source for unwanted air leakage).
To fix the air leakage, CHS pushed aside the old insulation and caulked any penetrations that were facilitating this issue. To bring insulation up to the BPI recommended standard, we blew in closed cell cellulose insulation. To stop the outdated whole house fan from leaking air, we constructed a 2x4 frame with a hinged top (insulated with 2" of foam board) and installed a string and pulley to allow for easy opening.
This home in Chevy Chase, Maryland was suffering from cold drafts and uncomfortable tempertatures during this winter. This led the homeowner to call Complete Home Solutions to find the source of the issue. Our Auditor determined that the source of the problems was insufficient insulation in the attic.
Our Production Team used blow in cellulose to properly insulate the attic and keep the cold out this winter.
This client of ours was in the process of purchasing a house in Silver Spring and wanted to make a few changes before he moved in. He wanted to make sure that his house was going to be energy efficient. He did his research and found a company that had great experience and reviews...Complete Home Solutions. He had us come out and give him the best solutions for his new home.
Our home comfort specialist found that air sealing and insulating the attic would be the most effective way to reach this client's needs. We air sealed any open cavities (that means rim and band joists, ceiling fixture penetrations, top plates, etc) and blew in enough cellulose insulation to bring levels up to R-49. This new homeowner will be moving into a house that is both energy efficient and comfortable.
This homeowner in Takoma Park, Maryland was suffering from terrible cold drafts and ridiculous high energy bills. He knew that winter was coming on fast and that he would need a solution to his problem. He also knew that Complete Home Solutions had a team of experts that was ready to take on this project.
An energy audit lead us to the conclusion that this home's attic was the main perpetrator in the homeowner's discomfort. What could we do to fix that? Well, we air sealed the attic, filled it with some cellulose insulation, and installed a “magnet whole house fan cover.” That last upgrade is what you see here in this “after” picture. The house fan is an important final touch that stops your warm air from leaking out of the vent creases in the winter time (saving you a lot of energy). Thanks to Complete Home Solutions, this homeowner is now living comfortably.
This single family home in our nation's capital, Washington ,DC was suffering from high energy bills and drafty rooms.
The Auditor performed a home energy audit to assess where air was leaking from the home. Our Production team provided air sealing to prevent future air leakage. They also installed cellulose insulation to the attic to helps with the home's overall comfort and help to lower the customers energy bills.
Before this homeowner called Complete Home Solutions they were struggling with cold rooms and drafts in their home in D.C. Our Auditor went to the home and determined that the source of the uncomfortable temperatures was the lack of insulation in the home's attic.
The lack of insulation was causing the homeowners to spend too much money on heating and cooling because all of the home's air was seeping out through the attic. Our Production Team used blow in cellulose insulation to make the home more energy efficient and more comfortable for the homeowners.
This customer of ours was a brand new homeowner - he had just purchased his house about a month before contacting us. Of course he had a home inspector check the house out and make sure that everything was squared away. One thing that the inspector found was that there was insufficient insulation and air sealing. He wanted to hire a reliable company to fix this for them.
He hired Complete Home Solutions to take care of his new home! As a part of our solution for him, we air sealed the attic and applied fresh cellulose insulation. The customer also had a specific request for ventilation - he wanted a solar powered attic fan. We were more than happy to oblige and had that installed as well. He can now expect to move into a comfortable home at an affordable cost.
Homes that lack in attic insulation can have issues with maintaining a comfortable temperature throughout the house. The original attic insulation in this DC home allowed the home's air to leak into the attic and escape through the roof due to insufficient attic insulation. By removing the previous inuslation and replacing it with Dr. Energy Saver recommended levels creates a buffer between the home's air temperature and the outside air temperature. This makes the home more energy efficient and reduces the homeowners energy bill.
When you schedule an in-home consultation with us, we'll ask you questions about your home, discuss your goals and determine the right insulation services and upgrades for your home.
Proper attic insulation is crucial. Choose from cellulose, spray foam or radiant barrier insulation.
Adding insulation in the garage can make the both garage and the room over your garage warmer.
Learn more about the benefits of our complete system for sealing and insulating a crawl space.
Lower your overall heating costs and create a dry, comfortable living area in your basement.
Upgrade under-performing wall insulation to eliminate cold winter drafts and wasted energy.
Learn how we can insulate floors over a garage or crawl space to make rooms more comfortable.
Spray foam is a versatile insulation option and a superior alternative to fiberglass insulation.
We install blown, loose-fill and dense-packing cellulose insulation for attics, walls, ceilings and more.
Blown-in cellulose is ideal for insulating attics, wall cavities and odd-shaped areas.
Rigid foam is ideal for insulating the attic ceiling, basement walls and crawl space walls.
Most insulation works by resisting the flow of heat. Heat flows naturally from warmer to cooler. This is the reason why heat from inside the home flows outward in the winter and heat from outside flows inward in the summer. Insulation works to slow this process, so your heating and cooling systems don't need to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home. Adding insulation and sealing air leaks can give you a healthier, more comfortable home and make a real difference on your utility bills.
How well insulation is able to resist heat flow is identified by R-value ("R" stands for resistance). The higher the R-value, the better the insulating power. The amount of insulation that you need depends on the type of insulation, the climate and how old your home is.
Complete Home Solutions is a professional insulation contractor, so we install many types of insulation. We also perform air sealing services; saving you the hassle of having to find another contractor to do the job.
Do you have rooms that are too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer? Do you have rising heating and cooling bills? All of these problems can be caused by not having enough insulation in your home.
Contact us today for a free estimate on air sealing and insulation services. We are the trusted insulation contractor in Rockville, Annapolis, Bowie, Bethesda, Upper Marlboro, Waldorf, Laurel and surrounding areas.