Category: Clean & Safe Air

Andy Ehlen: Making an Older Home a Better Place

“Enlisting the services of Enhabit was the smartest thing I did after buying an older home. My certified Enhabit contractor, Central Air, caught major things missed by my home inspection, from vermiculite to a heat duct that had separated, sending warm air not to mention countless dollars into the attic. Their work resulted in a… Read more

Every Oregon home should be tested for radon

Recent reports of radon being discovered at schools around the Portland Metro area are a good reminder to test your home for radon, according to air quality experts. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and is responsible for over 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Odorless and colorless, it seeps into homes… Read more

A Healthier Home for the Long Haul

Enhabit homeowner Susan Argintar’s philosophy when it comes to house hunting? “You’ll know it when you feel it—that’s it!” After looking at nearly 50 homes with her partner Jonathan, they knew they had found “the one” the moment they stepped into a ranch-style house nestled on a quiet street in the Cully Neighborhood of NE… Read more

Five Tips Toward a Healthier Home with Enhabit

Let us help you turn a musty home into a healthy haven– one that’s safe and comfortable, with indoor air that’s easy to breathe and free of pollutants and toxins that may be lurking in your home’s nooks and crannies. While tidying up shelves and cleaning out closets, don’t forget to put these items on… Read more

Radon Dangers for Oregon Families: Q&A With Enhabit

Every home should be tested for radon. We’ll tell you why. The Oregon Health Authority notes that at least 1 in 4 properties in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area have high levels of radon. January is National Radon Action Month, so it’s the perfect time to test your home. Got questions about the next steps? We’ve… Read more

Taking Homeowners to “School” – Man Learns Value of Energy Efficiency

“I knew nothing about energy efficiency, and they took me to school.” After completing a project with Enhabit and partner contractor GreenSavers, Gerry Winfield got more than renovations for an energy efficient home; he got an education in total home performance. West Linn, Oregon homeowner Gerry Winfield has lived with his family in their 1986… Read more

7 Source of Unhealthy Air in Your Home

Air quality is a big factor in the health of your home. Air contaminants from a number of sources could be harming you and your family. Enhabit always recommends professional assessment to find the cause and recommend a path toward a healthier indoor environment. 1. Carbon monoxide Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous byproduct of… Read more

How to Make the Air Inside Your Home Clean and Safe

Source Control The best way to ensure good indoor air quality and a safe and healthy home is to prevent air quality from becoming bad in the first place. This comes down to either blocking the entry of the contaminants and moisture or removing existing noxious materials substances, and properly venting sources of moisture. Some… Read more

Total Turnaround: 30% Reduction in Energy Use

Cute-as-a button, not buttoned up Sandy Bielen was on a mission to find a house in Hood River. After an exhaustive, yet unsuccessful five-year search, she and her husband Brook focused their sights on Rocky Road, which is just steps away from their kids’ elementary school and a nature trail. With two kids and a… Read more

Bryan Ross: Health Risk Averted

The minute Bryan Ross bought his 1965 farm-style home in Grants Pass, he thought he smelled something strange. But the heat and air conditioner worked fine, and soon he didn’t notice the mysterious smell. Fast-forward a couple of years of home ownership and the once unnoticeable smell grew increasingly musty and annoying. Meanwhile, the heater… Read more