Stay up-to-date on news and information related to home performance for the Lexington, KY area. This is the Synergy Home blog.

October 25, 2018

Sophomoric humor aside, houses that “breathe” through air leaks really do suck — they suck air from all the wrong places. We call this uncontrolled or unintentional ventilation, also known as infiltration.

The Dangers of Uncontrolled...

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November 8, 2017

This is a conversation about gas furnaces, so if you have an all-electric heat pump or some other heat source then this article is not for you, but...

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Radon seeping out from the ground of a freshly mowed lawn. Synergy Home LLC provides radon mitgation services in Lexington Kentucky
October 3, 2017

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...

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Motor fan of a furnace on Lexington, KY serviced by Synergy Home LLC.
September 15, 2017

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...

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Solar panels with the sun reflecting off them in kentucky installed by Synergy Home LLC
May 5, 2017

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...

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Your home may be detrimentally affecting your indoor
February 11, 2016

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...

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preventive maintenance for HVAC systems in Lexington Kentucky
January 11, 2016

Maintaining your home’s heating system is a big responsibility for any Lexington area homeowner, but few people actually take the time to schedule...

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Indoor Air Quality
December 9, 2015

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...

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November 23, 2015

Be sure to read Part I of this 2-part series to learn about the history of ventilated crawlspaces...

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November 19, 2015

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...

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