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Radon is a radioactive gas that leaks out of the ground. Outside, radon is found in such small concentrations that the air outside is able to dilute it enough so it becomes harmless. In our homes, however, radon gas can become trapped and...Read more
I constantly get this question from homeowners in the greater Lexington area, and the answer is almost always “Yes!” Almost — but more about that later.
What are the benefits of running my furnace fan?
The benefit to running the...Read more
At Synergy, we keep getting questions about the Tesla solar roof, and I wanted to take the time to respond.
The concept of Tesla’s solar roof is great because it takes away all the concern of a...Read more
If you have read anything I have ever written, you know by now that I preach about the “domino effect” that’s created when we make one upgrade to a home without accounting for how it affects other...Read more
There is a catchy phrase right now that is growing in popularity among top builders: “build it tight and vent it right!” We really need to change the conventional wisdom of...Read more
Many of our construction techniques have evolved by necessity due to how we live in our buildings. A great example of this is that 150 years ago in the warm South we started building elevated homes. This kept the house cool by allowing air to...Read more
Here at the Clark household we recently had a debate about running the kitchen exhaust fan while cooking. Chef Haley (my wife) hates the sound of the fan so she prefers not to run it. But the smell of the gas range burning has me concerned about...Read more