Radon

Radon Many have probably heard of radon. It is a gas that is created by the radioactive decay of naturally occurring rock formations found in soils around Portland and beyond. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, but many people do not know whether their homes are affected. CEP recommends every home in

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Energy Efficiency Boosts Indoor Air Quality

Energy Efficiency Boosts Indoor Air Quality At CEP, we interact with a lot of clients at their homes. A common idea we hear is that homes need to breathe. The sentiment is true! But really, it is the people, plants, and animals inside the home that need to breathe. Ideally, we don’t want them to just breathe, but to breathe clean, healthy air. Energy

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Heat Pump Water Heaters

Starting in 2018 with the support of Energy Trust of Oregon, CEP started a direct install program to replace our clients’ old, electric hot water heaters with new, high efficiency heat pump water heaters. This begs the question…what is a heat pump water heater? Although the technology has been around for some time, it is not broadly known about. You may be familiar with

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