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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

Quietly Active: Earthquakes in Oregon 1700-2016

Did you know that here in Oregon there were more than 14,000 known earthquakes from 1841 to 2002? Or that Geological evidence shows large subduction zone earthquakes struck Oregon’s coast every 300-800 years, back as long as 11,000 years? Far more common are smaller, but sometimes damaging, quakes that rock Portland and the Willamette Valley,… Read more

How Home Seismic Retrofits Work

Home seismic retrofits target parts of the home that are most likely to fail, and add additional materials and fasteners for greater strength. Every older home is different, and upgrades typically fall into two categories and price points. 1. Prescriptive path: For suitable homes with strong foundations and meeting other criteria, this path includes upgrades… 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

Enhabit Launches ‘Smart Stat’ Initiative in Portland

Local  initiative launches to deliver greater efficiency, smart thermostat technology to more Portland homes.   Enhabit, one of the leading residential retrofit programs in the country, announced today a new initiative, called Smart Stat, to get smart thermostats and energy savings devices into more Portland homes, giving homeowners better control of energy use and comfort.… Read more

Home Performance Health Benefits

U.S. DOE Releases New Study Linking Energy Efficiency to Home Health Improvements People spend more than 68% of time inside their homes. Allergens, indoor pollutants, radon, mold and mildew (as a result of trapped moisture) are significant causes of respiratory illness.  Now, a newly released study from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers new… 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

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