Category: Clean & Safe Air

Sandy Bielen: total turnaround

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

Mitigation Methods for Clean and Safe Air

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

Understanding Air Contaminants

Air contaminants from a number of sources affect the quality of air inside a home. Professional assessment is always recommended to determine the actual cause and potential resolution of indoor air contaminants. Gasses Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous byproduct of combustion. Typical sources in the home are combustion appliances and equipment, tobacco smoke, and… 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

Clearing the Air: Every Home Should Be Tested for Radon

Radon is an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that—according to the EPA—is the second leading cause of lung cancer, killing more than 20,000 Americans every year. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It moves up from the ground to the air above and into a home… Read more

How Do You Measure Home Value?

For some homeowners, property value says it all. For others, it’s living in a safer and more comfortable home, while still others value broad environmental and social impacts on their local community. Whichever measure you value, Enhabit upgrades bring real benefits to homeowners and communities alike. Home Value and the Energy Performance Score Homeowners understand… 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

All About Radon: Q&A with Enhabit Home Performance Advisor Irie

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

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

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