Category: Duct Sealing

High School Teacher Learns First Hand Lesson In Efficiency

Meghan Biggs, a high school teacher from Klamath Falls, had hoped to save a few dollars on her electricity bill when she signed up for Enhabit late last year. But by the time her project was completed in February, she had learned a lot more than the economics of home efficiency. Meghan moved into a… Read more

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

Eliza and Brad Kauder: ready for the long haul

Enhabit: Music to their ears…and eyes With kittens named Guitara, Banjo, Mandalyn and Fiddle, you could say Ashland homeowners Eliza and Brad Kauder are passionate about music. So hearing glass shatter instead of bluegrass was a serious wake-up call. One of the original floor-to-ceiling, double-pane windows in their 1980s ranch house had fallen out of… Read more

Comfort and Environmental Impact by the Numbers

“I’m a numbers guy. I wanted an accurate measurement of air leakage in my home.” Ted Brekken knows firsthand the value of living in a home that performs well. He worked hard to upgrade his first home so his family would have a healthy, comfortable and efficient place to live. “We made performance improvements and… Read more

Success Story: Driving home value for the Roushes

“We made a pros and cons list and decided to stay.” Our homes are the single biggest investment most of us will make. Determining whether you renovate your home or move to another house can be a difficult decision. As they approached retirement, Gary and Carol Roush of Springfield asked themselves that same hard question.… Read more

Tax Time: Stretch Your Efficiency Investment

Tax season is upon us and that April 15 filing deadline is just around the corner. Have you filed yet? If not, it’s time to investigate tax credits that may benefit you, especially if you’ve completed a project with Enhabit. We want you to take advantage of all the benefits available from an investment in… 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 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Cooler weather and shorter days are upon us. Now is the perfect time to find out if your home is sufficiently weatherized for the coming season changes. Ben Scott, an Enhabit Home Performance Advisor, shares his favorite tips: #1 Have a home energy assessment done by an energy smart contractor, such as the ones participating in… Read more

Home Energy Efficiency ‘Don’ts’

Wondering which route to go first with home energy efficiency upgrades? Here’s some advice: Fix the leaks first. Adding insulation to your attic and crawl spaces saves money and makes your home more comfortable, but it won’t do much good if you don’t seal up places where air and moisture can leak in and out… Read more

Old Carpet Out, Energy Efficiency In

The first thing that catches your eye in Mickey Lee’s home are the beautiful, Middle Eastern archways in the living room and hallway – some of the charming details that originally drew Mickey to this 1912 home. These details allowed her overlook the inadequate gas furnace and ugly carpet in her purchase decision, though not… Read more