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500 (and counting) Homes Now Saving Energy

This past Monday we commemorated the 500th home that’s now more comfortable and energy efficient thanks to Enhabit. It was also the official end of our Portland “pilot” program. Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Clackamas County Commissioner Ann Lininger attended along with our CEO, Derek Smith. But the real stars of the show were homeowners… Read more

Save energy with these great efficient window options

Is your hard-earned cash flying out your windows? It could be, if you still have the original windows in your house. Those old windows may look pretty, but it has been shown that in some houses, up to 25 percent¹ of the owner’s heating bill is due to hot air escaping through the windows. Yikes!… Read more

Preparing for your 100 Point Performance Check

Getting ready for your 100 Point Performance Check ensures that you’re making the most out of your first meeting with a certified, highly trained professional contractor. Follow these simple steps to make your first meeting run as smoothly as possible: Review the Welcome Kit Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, we’ll mail you a Welcome Kit… Read more

The smart grid starts at home

There was an interesting article in Time Magazine last week about all the work being done to make our power grid more efficient. The “Enernet” as they call it – the combination of energy technology and the internet – has spurred multiple startups and heavy investment in software that can read and react to power… Read more

Self Enhancement Inc. Students Spring For Energy Efficiency

A few Jefferson High students proved that learning doesn’t have to stop during spring break. Instead, the Self Enhancement Inc. (SEI) students from Jefferson High School spent one day during their spring break exploring Home Performance with CEWO contractors Sensible Energy Solutions, Neil Kelly, and Bull Mountain Heating.  The job shadowing event gave the students… Read more

New Video: ‘Weatherize Your Home’ – Enhabit on KATU

On Feb. 16, 2014, KATU interviewed Enhabit advisor Danny Kelley and highlighted energy upgrade measures at a Portland home. 

Measure the Value of Efficiency with the Energy Performance Score (EPS)

Purchasing a home is the largest investment most families will ever make and savvy homebuyers use every bit of information available to them. Home inspections reveal safety hazards and Walk Scores show how close a home is to neighborhood amenities like restaurants, parks, schools, and grocery stores. A new tool in the homebuyer’s toolkit is… Read more

Enhabit wants to ensure every home in Oregon is tested for Radon.

Enhabit homeowners can now choose a one-stop radon testing and mitigation option as part of our whole home performance service offerings. According to the EPA, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking, and the leading cause among non-smokers.  It is a naturally occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive… Read more

Enhabit and Indow Windows featured on Energy Efficient Markets.com

Enhabit and Indow Windows were recently featured in an article, “Energy Efficiency Startups, Can You Find Support Like This From Your State?” on energyefficiencymarkets.com From the article: Energy efficiency startups, maybe you should all head out to Oregon. In Oregon, one company, Indow Windows, benefitted from state grants that totaled $83,000 and says that Oregon’s… Read more

5 Tips to Stay Toasty Warm for the Holidays

After a hot summer, temperatures are finally dropping—and winter is just around the corner. Grab a coffee or a hot apple cider, put on your favorite flannel, and cuddle up to your sweetie because we’ve got you covered when it comes to the best tips for keeping toasty indoors. Take advantage of winter sun. Yes,… Read more