Paul comes from a diverse background of construction. Prior to joining Dr. Energy Saver, he worked many years in different aspects of construction, such as roofing, carpentry, landscaping and more! Paul also brings a great customer service background to his position as an Installer, which makes it easy to make customers happy! After working as an installer in the field Paul worked his way up to being a foreman and most recently Production Manager! Paul is an exemplary employee all around!
In his spare time, Paul enjoys music, family and being outdoors.
Take a look at this home in Bolton, CT that we insulated and reduced moisture in! Watch Video »
This homeowner called us because she was experiencing a lot of trouble with ice damming and overall energy efficiency. This particular homeowner happened to be friends with a previous customer of ours and was referred to us when she was discussing her issues with them. Unfortunately, Ice damming is a far too common concern for many New Englander's facing our unpredictable, often brutal weather patterns.
Our Building Science Specialist was able to quickly determine that the most effective way to handle this situation was to convert the existing, inefficiently insulated, vented attic space to an energy efficient SuperAttic™. First we removed all existing old and moldy batt insulation and treated the area with our MoldX2 Cleaner™ and MoldX2 Botanical™. The area was then ready for us to install our SuperAttic™ Advanced Conversion system with SilverGlo™ EPS panels across the roof rafter and gable end to create a conditioned area.
This home is now more energy efficient, resulting in lower energy bills, regulated airflow, and even added conditioned space in the attic that is ready for finishing! No more ice dams!
This homeowner in Newington, CT called us out to their home to remove and replace the insulation in their attic. Their attic was full of old, nasty, fiberglass insulation. Pictured is a knee-wall space before and after. We sent our production team out to help these homeowners. First, we removed all of the old fiberglass insulation in the brown paper bag- looking material as pictured. We make sure to vacuum up and any all left over insulation or debris. Now, we install SilverGlo foam insulation board between the ceiling joist bays. On the outside, we air seal with one part spray foam. We also install SilverGlo under the rafters. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this space now has a radiant barrier, is fully insulated and air sealed.
These homeowners in Stockbridge, MA had sagging old fiberglass insulation under their home and knew it had to go.
We removed the fiberglass, which was not providing much insulation value at all and letting cold air creep its way into the home, before getting started on the new insulation. We installed our SilverGlo graphite infused foam which has a radiant barrier to reflect heat and made sure to seal all the seams.
No more drafts in this home thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions.
These homeowners in Stockbridge, MA were having a serious problem with their crawlspace! They have pipes running through the crawlspace and needed to have an industrial heater down there to keep the pipes from freezing in the winter. A dehumidifier was needed constantly as the crawlspace was very damp. They were also hoping to get easier access to the crawlspace, which you can learn more about here!
We first removed fiberglass insulation that had been secured to the ceiling with a sort of chicken wire that was not helping the situation. After clearing everything up, we insulated the walls with our SilverGlo insulation foam board. We then put down a plastic matting, floor insulation, and finally a vapor barrier on the floor of the crawlspace, sealed securely with fasteners and special tape.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this crawlspace is far safer for the home above as well as the utilities running through it.
This homeowner in Simsbury, CT called us out to their home to replace old inefficient fiberglass insulation. Especially without air sealing, Fiberglass is not an efficient form of insulation. The attic also had some mold in it, which can be very unhealthy.
We removed all of the old, fiberglass insulation and properly disposed of the materials. Next, we fog our Mold-X treatment throughout the attic to neutralize any nooks and crannies that can be affected. Now we are ready for the next step. We seal up all top plates and any areas where air can escape from the home into the attic and be lost with foam. Now we are ready to blow our Truoft Cellulose insulation into the attic. Cellulose will fill in any odd-shaped voids and gaps.
Now, thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this home is more energy efficient!
This homeowner in Richmond, MA called us out to their home to see what we could do to make their home warmer during the cold seasons. This home has old, inefficient fiberglass insulation in the attic. This was not keeping the home warm in the winter, the air they paid to heat was easily escaping.
We removed all of the old, nasty fiberglass insulation. Then, we go in and air seal penetrations, and all top plates. Next, we build our catwalk for storage. We use our SilverGlo foam insulation board with a wooded walkway made of plywood on top. Now we are ready to blow our insulation. We blow our TruSoft Cellulose insulation into the attic, making sure not to get any on our catwalk.
Now, Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver, this home will be warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and more energy efficient all year round!
These homeowners called because they were looking to have a full energy evaluation done to see where they can save money and improve energy efficiency.
Our Building Science Specialist arrived at the home and sat with the homeowners to get a good idea of their main concerns and come up with a general plan. Upon evaluation, we discovered that the attic area was filled with old, dirty, inefficient and moldy batt insulation which would need to be removed, the area thoroughly cleaned and treated with MoldX and add enough new, TruSoft blown cellulose insulation to bring the home to meet today's energy efficiency standards. We used 4" SilverGlo along the attic deck and vertical walls. Our specialist also discovered we would need to extend the existing bathroom vent fan out through the roof to further prevent moisture and mold into the attic. We also installed a David Lewis Attic Pull-Down Stair Hatch Cover to properly insulate and air seal the entrance to the attic.
Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions was able to completely remedy the problem and create a satisfactory, energy efficient solution to give the homeowners piece of mind and reach their ultimate goal of saving money on energy usage!
This homeowner called because they were experiencing "suspicious noises" in their attic and suspected they had a rodent problem.
Our Building Science Specialist went to the home and inspected the attic area. We were able to confirm that there were, in fact, several rodents living in the insulation in the kneewall areas or the unfinished area, outside of the conditioned space, separated by a "kneewall", necessary to support the roof rafters. Dr. Energy Saver went into the affected area and fully removed the existing insulation. We prepared the attic for installation of fresh, clean insulation. We Installed a SuperKneeWall™ Upgrade - Install SilverGlo™ EPS foam board with radiant barrier along roof line, gable end(s) and blocking between floor joists. We then Installed SilverGlo™ on the roof deck.
This homeowner can now enjoy a rodent free home with much better energy efficiency and lower energy bills to boot!
This homeowner in Colchester, CT was having trouble keeping their home comfortable. They had their HVAC system running through their attic. Given the extreme temperatures in attics, the system has to work double time to keep the air running through the ducts cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
To help keep the ducts safe from those extremes, we used our Tight N' True duct encapsulation system. The spray foam air seals as it insulates to make sure no energy is lost. Once done and cured, we are able to blow our TruSoft cellulose into the attic, right up against those ducts.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this home will stay comfortable and save money doing so!
This homeowner in South Windsor, CT called us out to their home for a Home Energy Evaluation because their home was very cold and drafty. This home had some old, inefficient fiberglass without air any sealing in their attic. This allows conditioned or heated air that is paid for to escape the home. They also had an un-insulated HVAC system in the attic, which makes for major heat loss!
We first removed all of the old, fiberglass insulation and properly disposed of the materials. Now, we get to sprayfoaming the HVAC system. It is important to keep the heat coming off of it from entering the attic. Now we seal up all top plates, end plates, and any areas where air can escape from the home into the attic and be lost with foam.
This homeowner wanted to be able to still have a storage area so we built them an insulated catwalk space for them. Now, blow our TruSoft Cellulose insulation into the attic. Cellulose will fill in any odd-shaped voids and gaps. Now, thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this homeowner is happier, will be warmer, and is living more energy efficient!
This homeowner in Windsor Locks, CT had just purchased their home and knew there was work to be done with the insulation. Cape Cod style homes often have poorly insulated kneewall spaces, and we can help.
The old insulation was dirty, ineffective, and falling apart so we started by removing it. Once the space was clean, we installed our SilverGlo graphite infused EPS foam with radiant barrier to keep the heat from the roof out and the heat from the home in. Lastly, we sealed the spaces between the boards.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this home is far more energy efficient and comfortable.
This Homeowner in Windsor Locks, CT was putting away storage during the holidays and realized that the attic was not properly insulated. They were running ducts through the attic which is vented. The ducts were being exposed to extreme temperatures making it tougher to heat and cool the home. They also had a mold issue, which can be very dangerous!
The old, fiberglass insulation in their attic was ineffective and needed to be removed completely. We removed the insulation and the attic was vacuumed. Then, we spray our Mold-X2 to to kill and stop all mold spores from growing! Now, we had a clean work space, to start installing the foam insulation board. We got to work installing our SilverGlo graphite infused foam insulation board, across the roof rafter and Gable end. The foil on the foam board reflects heat out in summer, and keeps the warm air in during winter. The roof is still vented, and stays cold in winter to prevent ice damming. Now the attic is a conditioned space, and the ducts don't have to work so hard because the environment is at a maintained temperature. Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, these homeowners will have a more comfortable home, lower energy bills and a storage space in the attic!
This homeowner in East Windsor, CT had issues with mold in her home but was not sure where it was coming from.
She had old, messy insulation that we removed. We then treat the attic for mold with our Mold-X2. To make sure that the problem does not persist, we ensure that the attic can vent out moisture while also sealing off any air leaks to the home below. Lastly we blow in our cellulose.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, the home is mold free AND more energy efficient!
These homeowners in Bolton, CT were having a difficult time keeping their home comfortable. They have their heating and cooling system running through the attic, which, being an unconditioned space, is prone to extreme temperatures. Given those extremes, the system has to work harder to keep the air running through the ducts at the desired temperature despite the air around it.
We used our Tight n' True Duct encapsulation system to insulate the ducts. We started with our SilverGlo insulation board on the top side of the ducts. SilverGlo is a graphite infused EPS foam board with a radiant barrier, doing double the work to stop the transfer of heat. We then spray 1 inch of closed cell spray foam insulation on the sides of the ducts. The bottom of the ducts can't be sprayed, however, once we blow our TruSoft cellulose in the attic, covering much of the duct, the space will be buried.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, the heating system doesn't have to work nearly as hard to keep the home comfortable, lowering energy costs.
This homeowner in Enfield, CT was having issues with drafts in their home. Old metal framed, single pane windows allow the heat from inside the home escape both through the glass and the thermally conductive metal. A lot of air is also able to leak into the home.
We removed the old windows and installed our Everlast high efficiency vinyl window inserts. The windows feature two panes of high efficiency glass that allows light in without letting heat to escape. The vinyl on these windows will not rust, rot or need paint, making it perfect for the damp environment outside of the window!
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this house will no longer have drafts coming up into the home!
These Homeowners in Enfield, CT called us to their home because of drafty rooms. During our energy evaluation, we noticed that the insulation in their attic was old and inefficient. We also noticed many air leaks.
First we removed all of the old fiberglass insulation and properly disposed of the materials. We then vacuumed the attic and cleaned up any loose pieces of old materials. Next we installed our Super Attic treatment! This treatment uses EPS foam board on the rafters making sure to air seal in between each piece of Silverglo EPS foam board. This creates a thermal barrier to the attic ceiling. Once we do this we go around the attic making sure every crack is air sealed to make sure the attic is air tight.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, these homeowners can feel comfortable in their home all year round.
This Homeowner in Enfield, CT called us out to their home to increase the Energy Efficiency in their home. We did a full home energy evaluation. We noticed air penetrations around the rim joist or perimeter of the floor framing system.
Like most other homes, the rim joist was not insulated. It was letting in cold and dry air in the winter and hot humid air in during the summer. Which in results causes cold floors and drafty uncomfortable rooms. It also causes more condensation in the basement in the winter, and higher heating bills.
We sprayed the Rim Joist with our two part spray foam. This seals up all the gaps and cracks so air will not be able to enter the home.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this home will be far more comfortable!
This homeowner called us baffled. She couldn't figure out why despite having newer windows and doors and a new(ish) roof, she could not keep the temperature comfortable in her home.
Upon evaluation, our Building Science Specialist was able to immediately determine that the home was not properly insulated or air sealed. This home's attic and basement were in need of treatments to make this home comfortable and energy efficient.
We removed and disposed of all existing, old batt insulation and prepped for new insulation in roof and knee walls, including air sealing. We installed a Super KneeWall™ System with SilverGlo™ and dense packed with TruSoft™ Cellulose. We then treated the basement by air sealing the Rim Joists with Closed Cell Spray Foam and Installing a new, Custom Exterior Door at the bottom of the hatch stairs. The basement improvements will reduce problematic cold floors and issues with dryness, humidity and allergens. "We Fix Uncomfortable Homes!"
This homeowner in South Hadley, MA called us out to their home to remove and replace their old insulation. This home had very old, fiberglass insulation in their attic. Fiberglass insulation is very fluffy and allows air to easily seep through, and exit or enter the home.The attic is always the first priority in regards to insulation.
First we needed to remove all of the old, nasty fiberglass insulation. We remove, bag up, and properly dispose of the old insulation. We do our air sealing before we install new insulation. This is because without air sealing you are not properly sealing the home up. We air seal all of the top plates with one-part fire retardant foam. Now we can insulate! We blow in our TruSoft cellulose insulation, this fills all of the gaps, cracks, and odd shaped voids in the attic.
This will result in a more comfortable, and energy efficient home, thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions!
This homeowner in South Hadley, MA contacted us about having old insulation in the attic which needed to be replaced. As you can see, the previous insulation only barely made it up as high as the joist, which on average is 8 to 10 inches, only half of what is required for a home!
We removed this insulation and sealed any air leaks that were present to ensure that none of the air this homeowner pays to heat will escape through the top of the house. We the installed 20 full inches of our TruSoft cellulose insulation. We also created a catwalk to make it safe and easy to reach heating and cooling equipment that resides in the attic.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver this homeowner can live more comfortably and enjoy having lower energy costs!
This homeowner in South Hadley, MA called us out to their home because they had a very old historic poorly insulated home. We knew that we needed to help this home. We removed all the old nasty fiberglass insulation because it is very old and inefficient.
You can see in the before photo we have already been in and air sealed all penetrations, and you can see we have air sealed the can lights with can heat resistant light covers over them. This will ensure once we get to our next step, blowing insulation, the lights are completely sealed and safe from any damage! Now we blow in our TruSoft Cellulose Insulation to the optimal R-Value (insulation value). If you look closely you can see our insulation ruler almost covered!
Now, thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions this home has updated insulation, is more comfortable, and energy efficient!
This homeowner in Stafford Springs, CT knew he had to upgrade the insulation in his crawlspace. Even at a quick glance it is clear that the old insulation was sagging and falling off the crawlspace ceiling, which leaves space for cold air to push up into the home causing cold floors and making the home harder to heat.
We started by pulling out the old, ineffective insulation. We then installed our SilverGlo foam board with special long screws and sealed any seams. SilverGlo is not only an excellent insulator, but it's not sagging or budging any time soon.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this homeowner no longer has to worry about the cold seeping up into the home for the foreseeable future.
This homeowner called us because they were having a serious issue with ice dams. Water was leaking in, even though they had a new roof.
When our Building Science Specialist evaluated the home, he realized that the second floor of the Cape style home suffered from inadequate insulation and air was leaking in through the soffits into the kneewall spaces.
To solve this problem, we first removed all existing batt insulation and prepped for new insulation in the attic area and air sealed the can lights in the cathedral ceiling. We then installed our SuperKneeWall™ Insulation System with SilverGlo™ on the walls and between floor joists as needed. We dense packed the roof, through the soffits with blown-in TruSoft™ Cellulose, air sealed the floor with ZypFoam™ and then insulated the attic floor with TruSoft™ Cellulose.
The second floor of this home is now properly air sealed and insulated and airflow will be distributed evenly throughout the home resulting in lower energy bills and no more ice dams!
This Homeowner called us out to their home to take a look at their attic. They had the old insulation removed and now needed new insulation installed. Our Building Science Specialist arrived and evaluated the attic and gave them the best options for insulating and air sealing their attic.
When the installers arrived they cleaned and vaccuumed the attic to remove all dust and debris from the previously installed old inefficent insulation. Next they air sealed the many various points where air from your home leaks up into your attic and is lost. Then We Installed our Blown-in premium TruSoft cellulose insulation, which fills all gaps and odd shaped voids.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver this homeowner will now have lower fuel and electric bills. a more comfortable, less drafty home.
These homeowners called us because they wanted the upstairs of their home to be more comfortable year-round and they also wanted their issues with Ice Dams resolved. These homeowners were also experiencing moisture issues throughout the home, especially in the basement.
Our Building Science Specialist was able to do a whole home evaluation based on the issues at hand and came up with the following solutions: First we would remove and dispose of old, dirty existing batt insulation in the attic and prep for fresh, clean insulation. Next we would extend the bath vent and duct bath fan through the gable end and to the outside so the air is no longer feeding into the attic and creating lots of moisture and mold. We air sealed and insulated the scuttle cover. We had to create a new entrance to the knee wall areas where we installed a Super KneeWall™ System with Silverglo™, then we dense packed the roof with TruSoft™ Cellulose insulation, air sealed the floor with ZypFoam™ and finished by insulating the attic floor with TruSoft™ Cellulose as well. Next we air sealed the basement with closed-cell Spray Foam insulation along the Rim Joists and installed Foamax™ board on the walls. We also Removed and replaced a few exterior doors.
Ice Dam prevention - Check! Energy Efficiency and lower energy bills - Check! Weather-proof and air seal the basement - Check! Dr. Energy Saver has resolved the issues and this job is finished! We Fix Uncomfortable Homes!
This homeowner in Belchertown, MA was looking to make their home more energy efficient starting with the basement. We removed all of their old, ineffective fiberglass insulation along the floor of the first floor. Now we can get to work!
We use our spray foam insulation along the rim joists to stop cold air from entering the home. Now we can install our Foamax insulation boards along the concrete walls.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this home is more comfortable, and energy efficient!!!
This homeowner called us to his home for a basement and crawlspace evaluation. We noticed the vented crawlspace had insulation falling. This can be caused by the vents that in the winter season let cold air into the home, which causes the insulation to sag away from the sub floor and cold air then gets above it. In the summer, vents let warm humid air in, which is cooled by the subterranean crawl space which causes relative humidity to go way up! Condensation can form all over the crawlspace surfaces, supporting mold!
We removed and properly disposed the damaged and moldy insulation. We insulated the walls with Silverglo foam boards. We then began the encapsulation process installed a dimpled plastic drainage matting across the floor to create a airspace and thermal break, and terrablock floor insulation is installed over it. We then installed an encapsulation liner over permanently across the floor and sealed it with mechanical fasteners to the walls and spiked to the floor. Cleanspace features ultrafresh anti- microbial ingredients in the product. We then added spray foam insulation to the walls and rim joist!
Thanks to Dr Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this house will have much lower humidity, much warmer floors upstairs, less drafts, a more comfortable house, lower fuel and electric bills!!
These homeowners in Woodstock, CT had issues with their home being cold. One of the main issues was cold air coming up through their open crawlspace. There was batt insulation in the crawlspace ceiling, but as often happens with batts, it was beginning to sag, leaving space for cold air to get up into the floors and up through the home. This issue would only get worse over time if left unchecked and the cycle will only continue if batt insulation is reinstalled.
We began by pulling out the batted insulation. We then installed our SilverGlo insulation foam across the bottom of the floor joists, or some may call the crawlspace ceiling. The foam is rigid and will not sag or pull away from the joists, there is also a radiant barrier facing on the SilverGlo which will stop conductive heat loss by keeping the warm air inside the home in. The SilverGlo is fastened into place with special long screws and any spaces between them are sealed with expanding foam.
Thanks Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy, this home is far more comfortable.
This new homeowner in Leverett, MA wanted to make sure her home was energy efficient and ready for winter before moving in. There was a thin, brittle foam board on the underside of the home which clearly would not hold up over time or have as much insulation value as needed.
We took out the old foam boards and replaced them with our 4-inch SilverGlo foam board insulation held into place with special long screws. SilverGlo has a radiant barrier face to ensure the insulation isn't doing all the work on its own. Any seams were sealed with foam, and in this case, we also sprayed load bearing beams set below the foam boards to stop conduction to and from the home.
Thanks to Dr. Energy Saver by Eco Energy Solutions, this homeowner will have a home that will brave the winter comfortably.
This homeowner in Thompson, CT called us to their home to help with cold floors and humidity. This home had a nasty, dirt crawlspace that was impacting those concerns!
First, we remove all of the old, nasty insulation any debris in the crawlspace. Next, we install our dimpled plastic drainage matting across the floor to create an airspace and thermal break. TerraBlock™ floor insulation is installed over the dimpled drainage mat. Now, our heavy-duty, 20 mil thick CleanSpace™ crawl space encapsulation liner is installed permanently across the dirt floor. It is sealed with mechanical fasteners to the walls and spiked to the floor. This will drastically reduce the cold floors and keep water and moisture out of the crawlspace, and make this home more comfortable and energy efficient!