Dr. Energy Saver Featured on Design Show

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National energy-conservation experts Dr. Energy Saver were featured in "Dream Room Makeover," a contest show that redesigns a room with the help of local contractors.

Larry Janesky, owner of Dr. Energy Saver, talks with the host of Dream Room Makeover, Mar Jennings

You can expect lower fuel and electric bills and a more comfortable home.

When the Fox 61 show "Dream Room Makeover" sent out a call for the worst living room in Connecticut, no one could have expected an almost completely bare space in South Windsor with just one broken chair and some old pink drapes. The show immediately enlisted the help of local contractors to change the appearance of the drab and empty room, but Larry Janesky's Seymour-based company Dr. Energy Saver stepped in to save the room in a way that wasn’t immediately visible: attic insulation. And, the work his crews performed benefited the entire house!

"Dream Room Makeover," hosted by Mar Jennings, takes a dull and lifeless-looking room and redesigns it to make it look stylish and new. The contest winner’s barren living room had nothing in it but a lamp, a chair, and old drapes and flooring from before he purchased the house. He was at a loss when it came to redecorating, so he contacted the show for help. A number of local companies pitched in to help by donating labor and materials.

Janesky and his team installed blown insulation into the contest winner's attic. Blow-in insulation is installed faster and more uniformly then other types of insulation. Blown insulation also has an R-value of about 3.4 per inch. It comes in dense blocks that are wrapped in plastic. To install the material, each block is cut in half and pushed into a combination shredder/blower machine that feeds a long, flexible installation hose.

Adding extra insulation to an attic is a surefire way to help keep a home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Many times, the minimum amount of insulation required in a house is not nearly enough to keep the house comfortable. Energy experts can add more insulation and also seal any air leaks to prevent outside air from getting inside.

"What we want to do is keep more of the air we pay to heat and cool in the house longer by air sealing the attic," Janesky said. "You can expect lower fuel and electric bills and a more comfortable home."

To see this episode of Dream Room Makeover, visit http://www.ctnow.com/entertainment/contests/dream-room-makeover-contest.

Larry Janesky's Dr. Energy Saver is the state’s foremost expert in making homes more comfortable and energy efficient, from the attic down to the basement. Dr. Energy Saver is a network of the best energy-conservation contractors across the country who specialize in doing energy and comfort assessments, and attic insulation. For more information or a free energy assessment, visit http://www.drenergysaver.com.

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