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Cooling With A Whole House Fan

March 24, 2015 | Posted by Mitt Jones

A whole house fan can be a great way to cool your house after a sunny Portland day—without using an air conditioner.

Getting A Handle On R-Value

March 12, 2015 | Posted by Mitt Jones

Understanding the basics of R-value can help you make smart decisions as you consider adding insulation to your home.

Common Radon Myths

March 2, 2015 | Posted by Meg Gove, Radon and Seismic Manager

Knowing your radon facts can help protect you and your family from elevated radon levels.

Prepping For Attic Insulation

February 15, 2015 | Posted by Mitt Jones

Getting the most from your attic insulation job requires careful preparation. Attic prep work should also guard against...

Scary Stuff In Attics: Chimney Mushrooms

February 7, 2015 | Posted by Sensible Energy Solutions

Mushrooms in an attic? Fungi growing from a chimney serve as a good reminder that installing a chimney cap may be a good idea.

Nest Learning Thermostat

January 23, 2015 | Posted by Sensible Energy Solutions

Pair a Nest Thermostat with a Sensible Energy Solutions energy audit to unlock your Portland home’s energy-saving potential.

National Radon Action Month

January 16, 2015 | Posted by Meg Gove, Radon and Seismic Manager

National Radon Action Month is a great time to learn about radon risks and to take steps to protect you and your family.

Breaking Silence on Climate Change

August 30, 2014 | Posted by Mitt Jones

A family trip to the Oregon Coast gave us a new understanding of the immediacy and effects of climate change.

Lifting the Simple Payback Burden

May 24, 2014 | Posted by Mitt Jones

Focusing on simple payback when choosing home energy upgrades only makes sense if your primary driver is money.

Home Energy Audits FAQ

December 7, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

A home energy audit can set you well on your way to solving your home’s energy and comfort problems.

The Hidden Cost of Free Home Energy Audits

November 23, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

Homeowners who begin their upgrade with a free home energy audit may end up paying the true cost several times over.

Five Reasons To Start With A Home Energy Audit

November 9, 2013 | Posted by Mitt Jones

If you're on the fence about hiring somebody to conduct an energy audit for your home, this article is for you.