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Diversified is the Gulf South’s leading provider of integrated energy solutions based on building science, performance, and return on investment.

Our BPI certified professionals provide residential and commercial energy solutions perfectly adjusted and in-tune with the unique demands of this region’s hot, humid climate. So whether your home or business requires polyurethane spray foam or cellulose insulation, radiant barrier technology, new windows or air infiltration sealing, trust Diversified to provide the pro-grade energy efficiency solutions to ensure your comfort.

Spray Foam Insulation Installation
Example of spray foam insulation around windows

Spray Foam Insulation

Employing only proven, code-required techniques, DE customizes spray polyurethane foam insulation packages for residential and commercial applications across the Gulf South.

Spray polyurethane foam insulation is the only true air barrier on the market, outperforming every other traditional insulation product available. However, it performs well below expectations if an incorrect spray foam product is used or if the spray foam is improperly installed. Which is why Diversified Energy is willing to take the time to understand the science of your specific structure, and we always adhere to industry best-practice recommendations.

 

Our experienced teams always propose the correct open cell foam or closed cell foam product for each application and specify the details that deliver the energy efficiency and comfort our clients demand. DE crews work to completely fill and insulate walls, floors, and attic voids, forming a seamless obstruction that significantly reduces the flow of heat and virtually eliminates home air and moisture infiltration. It’s this intrusion of outside air that carries extreme temperatures, moisture, and pollutants into your home that causes high utility bills, structural damage, and health problems.

 

DE pros are Building Performance Institute trained and certified, and we strictly adhere to air infiltration reduction and insulation methods developed for our hot and humid climate by Building Science Corporation, Florida Solar Energy Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, National Renewable Energy Laboratories, LSU Ag Center, Lawrence Berkley Laboratories, South Face Institute, and EEBA.

 

A member of the Home Builders Association of New Orleans, Diversified Energy is the leader in spray foam insulation solutions for complex older home renovations where heat flow and vapor travel have been significantly altered.

Example of Cellulose Insulation by Applegate Insulation

Cellulose Insulation

Reduce energy bills by up to 40% with Diversified Energy’s professional application of Applegate Stabilized Cellulose Insulation in New Orleans and surrounding areas.

Our experienced crews will completely fill and insulate walls and attic voids, forming a seamless obstruction that significantly reduces the flow of heat and virtually eliminates home air infiltration. It’s this intrusion of outside air that carries extreme temperatures, moisture, and pollutants into your home—all of which causes high utility bills, structural damage, and even health problems. Diversified Energy uses field-proven Applegate Stabilized Cellulose Insulation, a premium building material renowned for its low-dust properties and BurnBarrier™ fire retardant.

 

REBATES AND INCENTIVES

Diversified Energy is an active participating contractor of the Energy Smart Program of New Orleans, Entergy Solutions Program of Entergy Louisiana/Gulf states, Mississippi Power’s Energy Checkup and the CLECO Residential Energy Solutions Program. Utility programs like these are constantly updating the qualifying requirements and incentive amounts. Please check with us to learn more about how Diversified can help you take advantage of programs like these.

Fiberglass Insulation

Blown-in Fiberglass Insulation

Diversified Energy professionally installs Blown-In Fiberglass Insulation for maximum performance.

When properly applied to the recommended thickness and specifications, blown-in fiberglass insulation will last the lifetime of your home, providing you with savings, comfort and energy efficiency. DE uses Johns Manfield Attic Protector, a premium blown-in fiberglass insulation with sound barrier, to cover attics and hard-to-reach areas like corners, edges, and around framing. To ensure the integrity of this product’s performance, it is recommended that only qualified contractors install fiberglass insulation. Diversified Energy’s professional insulation installers provide the finest degree of workmanship available in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the surrounding areas.

Example of Cotton Armor - cotton denim insulation by Applegate Insulation

Denim Insulation

DE proudly installs the world’s foremost energy saving hybrid: Cotton Armor.

Our pros have taken the time to research how this innovative recycled cotton denim insulation by Applegate delivers an incredible degree of insulating effectiveness, lowering the energy needed to heat and cool homes while helping to minimize monthly energy bills. For those looking to reduce noise levels, this product also provides excellent Sound Transmission Class (STC) ratings and is an extremely affordable sound control option.

 

Cotton Armor contains at least 85% recycled content, so it reuses resources to save energy and American energy dollars. It does not itch because it contains no fiberglass, formaldehyde or other outdated materials associated with increased health concerns. Applegate Insulation’s Cotton Armor is also a sustainable high performance defense against unwanted sound. The natural sound attenuating properties of cotton make Cotton Armor an ideal solution for those looking to quiet noisy ducts and pipes with sound barrier insulation.

 

Cotton Armor foil-backed pipe wrap is optimized for residential pipes, maximizing thermal control for hot water pipes and condensation control for cold water pipes. Cotton Armor wraps by Applegate are available in commonly used sizes and R-values, so contact DE today for info regarding your home’s specifications.

example of duct sealing to reduce leakage

Duct Sealing

25% to 40% of HVAC energy output is lost through duct systems. Sealing ductwork is DE’s top priority in improving energy efficiency and comfort.

Countless studies prove that a duct leakage test is one of the most crucial aspects in determining the energy efficiency, energy costs, moisture problems, and health and safety concerns in the home. Our goal is to reduce duct leakage as much as possible. Unfortunately, a recent study by a highly respected national laboratory found that a 25% loss of efficiency due to ductwork issues is typical.

 

The reason sealing leaky ducts is such a priority for us across the Gulf South is simple. Due to pressure imbalances, the amount of conditioned air that is leaking out of a building’s ducts will inevitably be replaced by the intrusion of the same amount of extreme (hot/humid) outside air. If the ductwork leakage is excessive the result can be extreme humidity levels in the home, buckling sub-floors, condensation around ceiling vents, mold/mildew, water saturated attic insulation/sheetrock, among other issues.

 

As part of a comprehensive service plan, Diversified Energy’s BPI certified professionals can perform a duct leakage test to quantify how leaky (or inefficient) a home’s HVAC ductwork is and then clean and seal the ductwork to maximize energy efficiency, provide cleaner indoor air quality, and uncover any potential health / safety concerns.

 

REBATES AND INCENTIVES:

Diversified Energy is an active participating contractor of the Energy Smart Program of New Orleans, Entergy Solutions Program of Entergy Louisiana/Gulf states, Mississippi Power’s Energy Checkup and the CLECO Residential Energy Solutions Program. Utility programs like these are constantly updating the qualifying requirements and incentive amounts. Please check with us to learn more about how Diversified can help you take advantage of programs like these.

Installation of Radiant Barrier in New Orleans Attic

Radiant Barrier

Radiant barriers reflect 97% of radiant heat and can be installed in attics, garages, and in an infinite number of commercial applications.

Radiant barrier insulation is so effective in reducing energy bills in the summer because it works by reflecting the heat from the sun, resulting in increased performance of the structure’s existing insulation. Diversified Energy’s experienced contractors can put almost any building ‘in the shade’ with our premium heavyweight radiant barrier professional installations. Generally speaking, homeowners can expect to realize increased comfort and a 5% to 25% savings in their heating and cooling costs, with one-story homes experiencing the highest percentage energy savings.

Magnetite Windows

Magnetite Windows

Magnetite Windows® are practically invisible, yet they provide superior air insulating qualities without the high costs of replacement windows.

The patented magnetic edging of these windows secures a clear sheet of optical grade virgin acrylic, which is installed on the interior of the existing window casing. Not only do these eco windows lower your energy bills, they provide superior soundproofing and preserve the integrity of the existing structure. In fact, Magnetite Windows® were originally designed for old New Orleans historical homes and are now installed all over the country, from treasured homes to hotels and government buildings. With professional installation by Diversified Energy, these efficient windows and service are backed by a limited lifetime transferable warranty.

Example of Air Sealing in New Orleans AtticExample of Air Sealing in New Orleans on Window

Air Sealing

Through rigorous testing and proven air-sealing techniques, DE has improved home comfort and cut some summer energy bills in half.

Nationwide, air infiltration accounts for 25% to 40% of the energy used to keep the typical home comfortable. In our hot and humid climate, sealing your home from exterior air infiltration can play an even larger role in increasing your home’s comfort and reducing energy bills. In fact, dehumidifying (reducing humidity in a house) while cooling or heating the air in a tropical climate poses a much larger monthly heating/cooling penalty than in cooler climates.

 

In addition to the added costs to operate residential and commercial heating and cooling systems in the Gulf South, this area’s humidity is responsible for a vast array of building failure including structural damage, rot, organic growth (mold / mildew), and poor indoor air quality. Of all the environmental conditions, moisture poses the biggest threat to structural integrity and durability, accounting for up to 89% of damage in building envelopes. The truth is, about 95% of the moisture entering a building enters through air infiltration. Our certified professionals can drastically reduce humidity in your house and help eliminate impurities that can cause allergic reactions, breathing difficulties, infections and disease. We can even inject an anti-microbial disinfectant solution to clean and deodorize your ducts.

 

REBATES AND INCENTIVES

Diversified Energy is an active participating contractor of the Energy Smart Program of New Orleans, Entergy Solutions Program of Entergy Louisiana/Gulf states, Mississippi Power’s Energy Checkup and the CLECO Residential Energy Solutions Program. Utility programs like these are constantly updating the qualifying requirements and incentive amounts. Please check with us to learn more about how Diversified can help you take advantage of programs like these.