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4 Tips About Home Buying and Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency isn’t something you can physically see, but that shouldn’t make it any less of a priority when looking at homes on the market. The City of Portland requires home listings to include an energy score starting in 2018, which can benefit both the buyer and the seller. Nicolette Hanna, a broker for Living… Read more

New Solar Incentives Pay Big in Washington

You could earn good money from new solar panels for eight years, covering up to 80% of your solar system cost. If you live in Washington and you’ve been thinking about going solar, now is a good time to act. The Washington State Legislature passed a revised production incentive program on July 1, 2017. Enjoy… Read more

Making Sense of Air Conditioner Efficiency Ratings

Air conditioner efficiency ratings are designed to give buyers a good sense of system efficiency, similar to the way a miles-per-gallon rating measures fuel efficiency of cars. It’s good to get familiar with the two different rating systems so you’ll have a better idea of what to expect when considering a new cooling system. Seasonal… Read more

Welcome Enhabit’s Newest Home Advisor

Enhabit is preparing for the introduction of the City of Portland Home Energy Score program, beginning in January 2018 – requiring a score for all Portland homes listed for sale. Peter Kernan is Enhabit’s newest Home Energy Score Advisor and will develop and lead a team of authorized, licensed home energy assessors to work directly… Read more

Enhabit Partner GreenSavers Recognized as Contractor of the Year by EPA & Dept. of Energy

Oregonians recognized by US EPA and DOE for energy efficiency retrofits to homes For the second year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected an Oregon contractor, GreenSavers, as a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year. GreenSavers received recognition for making homes energy efficient in Portland and Bend. More… Read more

A Roadmap for Residential Heating Oil Conversion

Local governments and citizens together recognize the need for climate action. They are looking for innovative insights and practical solutions to reduce carbon pollution and deliver equitable community benefits. Enhabit created this guide as a collective approach to one opportunity: the elimination of residential heating oil. Made possible by a grant from the Bullitt Foundation,… Read more

Five Degrees Warmer and Electric Bill Cut 52%

Hi Enhabit and Neil Kelly, I just wanted to drop a quick note to let you both know how pleased we are with the home insulation work that we had done this summer. We have kept the house warm, and not just two rooms, but the entire house, and at least 5 degrees warmer than… Read more

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

Professor Schooled in Energy Efficiency

A Drafty, Cold Home As a Black Studies professor at Portland State University and producer of the film Sista in the Brotherhood based on her experience as a construction worker, Roberta Hunte is a woman of many trades. Despite being well-versed in many fields, she did not know that her home was unreasonably cold. “I… Read more