Medicine and healthcare are often used to make analogies to home performance at E3 INNOVATE because of the similarities between achieving optimal health and an energy efficient healthy home. We can't rely on Band-Aids and blister packs to fix our health; nor can we rely on shiny pieces of equipment to fix our homes.
Americans have grown dependent on medicine to relieve their nagging symptoms when many health professionals keep driving home the valid point that diet and lifestyle changes need to be the first step in regaining health.
January is Radon Awareness Month. Although radon is probably the most popular indoor air contaminant, there are others we should be aware of. Particulates from mold, dust, dander, and pollen as well as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and combustion gasses are often found inside our homes. Exposure to indoor air contaminants is inevitable, but proper ventilation can help reduce our exposure and help homeowners in Nashville, TN create healthier homes.
E3 was recently featured in Home Energy Magazine! The latest article was a follow up to one published in the winter of 2018. Both articles describe a complicated radon issue in a large home in Nashville, TN.
The first article, "Solving the Unintended Consequences of a Home Performance Renovation," describes the initial concerns the homeowners were facing with radon and odors. At the end of this cliff hanger, we were able to reduce radon levels from 15 to 4.1 pCi/L.