I constantly get this question from homeowners in the greater Lexington, KY, area, and the answer is almost always, “Yes!” Almost — but more about that later.
For the majority of Kentuckians, a programmable thermostat is not the efficiency tool we were sold. Instead, it can lead to higher humidity and widely fluctuating temperatures in our homes.
If the answer is “Yes!”, it might be time to replace your smoke detector. The life expectancy of smoke alarms is generally 8-10 years, after which point their sensors can begin to lose sensitivity.
Unfortunately, yes. Find out what you can do to detect and protect against radon in your Kentucky home.
Don't buy a new AC unit before reading this post, make sure you're buying th emost efficient, most reliable and affordable unit for your budget.
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 ventilating houses.
It is common here in Kentucky to have 25 percent of your home’s air pass through your crawlspace before it comes into your living space. That’s just plain gross!
Unfortunately, it could be! If you're worried about sickness symptoms caused by your home, call Synergy today to get a professional inspection.
CO enters the body just like oxygen but once it is in our bloodstream it attaches to our hemoglobin and prevents us from processing oxygen. Death from CO poisoning is essentially suffocating from lack of oxygen.
The concept of Tesla’s solar roof is great because it takes away all the concern of a solar array’s aesthetic on a traditional roof. However, the actual product doesn’t exist yet beyond the initial concept.
Ventilated crawlspaces used to be the norm in new house construction, but we've discovered over the decades they are dirty, and can be harmful for our health.
Home energy efficiency is problematic when you have a ventilated crawlspace. Cold air blows in from the crawlspace and hot air rises, leaking through all your attic penetrations.
It’s normal for your air conditioner to create some noise when running—that simply means it’s working. Although older units are typically louder than newer ones, all air conditioning noises are not the same.
When inhaled at high concentrations over time, radon gas can cause lung tissue to mutate into cancerous cells. This damage happens in much the same way that cigarette smoking can damage your lungs.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from uranium in the soil. Although it exists in trace amounts all over the world, it can cause significant health problems if you happen to have a high concentration of it in your home.
It's vitally important to maintain your home's heating, cooling, and IAQ systems. For your comfort and health with routine and preventative maintenance.
Before spending thousands on a new furnace, know the facts. It's important you're buying the correct one for your home or business.
At Synergy Home we're obsessed with AC's. Before buying a new AC unit it's important to learn more about them.
Read more about the collaboration between Jamie Clarke and his wife on their Lexington home.
Solar photovoltaic panels capture the sun’s ultraviolet energy and convert it into electricity. Unfortunately that energy is in DC current and your home runs on AC current, so the power has to be inverted from DC to AC.