Category: Energy Efficiency

The Docks: Using 46% Less Energy

The Docks didn’t need a test to find out their 1965 split-level ranch in Grants Pass leaked, they just looked at the roof. So much heat was escaping through the attic, snow melted on contact. Inside, the Docks covered their windows with plastic sheeting to keep the freezing cold air out. “It was hideously ugly,”… Read more

The Lindbergs Earn Green by Going Green with Energy Efficiency Upgrades

An energy efficiency remodel adds real dollars to this home’s appraised value.

Gresham homeowners love their energy efficiency upgrade

The City of Gresham has produced three cool videos about Jill and Josh’s energy efficiency upgrade in Gresham. Jill talks about her home and the new insulation, windows and air sealing that was completed with her Enhabit upgrade. Check the videos out here:   Nice job Jill! And kudos goes to Abacus Energy Sollutions for a… Read more

Rhonda Watson: ‘Why did we wait so long?’

Rhonda Watson and her family have been living in the same Milwaukie, Oregon house…

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

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

Replacing Electric Baseboard Heating

Some older homes have electric baseboard heaters. Because these systems use the least efficient type of electrical heating, they are often good candidates for replacement. Depending on the size and construction of the home, electric baseboards can often be replaced cost-effectively with a ductless heat pump. If such a home already has natural gas service,… Read more

Replacing an Oil-Fired Heating System

Many older homes have furnaces or boilers that run on fuel oil. The fuel oil is stored in a large tank, which is typically located underground. Because these tanks corrode and leak as they age, these systems are being phased out. If your home has an oil-fired heating system, it is often feasible to replace… Read more

Enhabit and Indow Windows featured on Energy Efficient

Enhabit and Indow Windows were recently featured in an article, “Energy Efficiency Startups, Can You Find Support Like This From Your State?” on 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