Building a Net-Zero Energy Ready Home in Ashland City, TN

Submitted by office on Mon, 04/05/2021 - 16:38

Starting the design of a new custom home can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Planning the layout, envisioning the view from the kitchen, and deciding where to put the solar panels are probably everyone’s favorite parts about building a custom high performance home.

Challenges with Exhaust-Only Ventilation

Submitted by office on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:42

In last month's blog, we discussed ventilation and the three methods for bringing fresh air into the home. You can read that blog HERE. At the end of the article, a comment was made about the recent ventilation code updates in Nashville-Davidson County, which stated: new homes are now required for the first time to be equipped with either a supply-only or a balanced mechanical ventilation system.

That statement needs to be corrected and clarified.

Keeping Our Homes Healthy with Proper Ventilation

Submitted by office on Wed, 01/27/2021 - 12:23

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. 

The Dangers of Poor Ventilation

Submitted by priscilla on Thu, 09/13/2018 - 09:31
Poor indoor air quality not only exacerbates allergy symptoms but also causes digestion issues, impairs sleep quality, and hinders cognitive ability. Make your home a healthier space for you and your family with proper ventilation from E3 INNOVATE, Nashville’s indoor air quality (IAQ) experts.

Just in Time for a Healthy Home Makeover

Submitted by office on Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:48

Last fall, a family of young professionals purchased their first home, an older home in the 12 South neighborhood that had fallen somewhat into disrepair after years on the rental market. The new owners wanted E3’s help to ensure their new home would be a healthy living space for their young family.

Are your windows trying to tell you something?

Submitted by office on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 13:43

Have you noticed condensation on your windows lately? What does this mean? If you see condensation, you likely have high humidity levels in your home. Condensation can accumulate particularly in the kitchen, laundry room, bathrooms, or in bedrooms with adjoining bathroom. The cause? Insufficient ventilation. It’s important to address high humidity or those subtle warning signs of condensation can turn into expensive repairs.