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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...Read more
November 8, 2017
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
January 11, 2016
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...Read more
November 23, 2015
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...Read more