Energy Efficiency & Comfort

A home energy assessment is the first step to determine how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time.  You may also qualify for a weatherization rebate through your local energy provider.  Check out our rebates page for more information.

During the assessment, you can pinpoint where your house is losing energy. Energy assessments also determine the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems. An assessment may also show you ways to conserve hot water and electricity. You can perform a simple energy assessment yourself, or have an ecoinsulate energy auditor carry out a more thorough assessment. ecoinsulate’s auditors uses a variety of techniques and equipment to determine the energy efficiency of a structure. An ecoinsulate audit will use equipment such as blower doors, which measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope, and infrared cameras, which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.

When to insulate and why ecoinsulate Northwest?

Home insulation can be installed at any time. From new construction to a remodeling project, or even injected into an existing wall cavity without disturbing the rest of the home.

ecoinsulate Northwest sets it self apart from the rest by offering the best products on the market, and through our dedication to quality installation and customer service. You will find ecoinsulate energy efficiency specialists to be knowledgeable, friendly, and clean cut. ecoinsulate takes the time to walk through your home with a thermal camera pre and post installation to ensure every crevasse is filled and sealed to maximize product performance and comfort in your home.

Retro-fit

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Ready for home insulation that actually makes a difference? ecoinsulate is retrofitting existing homes with one of the only products available capable of completely air sealing and upgrading the insulation system of your existing home without tearing apart the walls. With a focus on offering the most sustainable and effective insulation solutions, ecoinsulate northwest is miles above the competition.

If you are tired of listening to your furnace run all winter, being uncomfortably warm in the summer, interested in lowering your carbon footprint, and your Utility bill have ecoinsulate come to your home and conduct a thermal camera home inspection to find out what’s really in your walls, and how much you can expect to save with injection foam insulation.

Through a minimally invasive process, ecoinsulate northwest is able to inject existing structures with foam and create a tight air seal while drastically improving insulation performance. ecoinsulate’s certified installation staff works quickly and effectively to insulate and re-insulate areas that other insulation contractors aren’t able to reach. Our installers are also Energy Audit Institute certified, and constantly look for insulation solutions that result in HUGE savings on utility bills and dramatic improvement of comfort in your home through even temperatures throughout, and indoor air quality improvement

Using Injection Foam allows us to add insulation in tight places because it goes in as a liquid. Retro foam is unique because it comes out of the spray gun already expanded in a shaving cream consistency to allow it to flow around any obstruction that may be in your walls and create a tight air seal. We show proof, too! ecoinsulate northwest uses a thermal camera before and after every installation to ensure EVERY crevice is filled.

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Both spray foam and Blow in Fiberglass are good options when insulating your attic.  Your energy efficiency expert at ecoinsulate Northwest will help you choose the option that is best for you.  And if insulation removal is necessary we will take care of that for you as well.

Walls

Injection foam is the best option when insulating walls.  Retro Foam™ is a shaving-cream like foam that can be used to fill in cracks and gaps during the insulation process. It flows around solid pipes and electrical equipment to fill all crevasses. Once all the gaps are filled it expands to become a solid. It can be used in existing homes, new homes or under-insulated homes to reduce energy bills up to 50%.Retro Foam™ has no CFC’s or VOC’s and is safe for your family and the environment.  Blow in Fiberglass is another great option to insulate your uninsulated walls.  Knauf Jetstream blows in very similar to Injection foam and yeilds an R value only 1 point lower than foam.  While Fiberglass doesn’t achieve the air seal that foam does it does resist settling that commonly plagues cellulose installations over time.

Crawl Spaces

When insulating crawl spaces, both spray foam and EcoBatt are popular choices.  Spray foam is a versatile material that is available in a variety of physical properties and densities.  If you’re thinking green, EcoBatt is a good option for you.  It’s natural brown color represents a level of sustainability never seen before

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Assessments