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Crawl Space Insulation Services

November 28, 2022

A poorly insulated crawl space creates problems for the rest of your home. It makes it hard to keep the upper floors warm in the winter. It can also contribute to high humidity levels in the summer.

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Heat Pump Water Heaters Included in Inflation Reduction Act

November 18, 2022

Water heating accounts for nearly 20 percent of your home’s energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Upgrading to a heat pump water heater can significantly lower that expense.

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Do I Need Ceiling Insulation?

October 28, 2022

It’s no secret that insulation can save you money here in Oregon. Adding new insulation to your attic, crawl space, and other parts of your home can cut down heating and cooling costs by 10 to 20 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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7 Things You Should Know About Tankless Water Heaters

October 13, 2022

Hot water is one of those things everyone takes for granted in our modern society. A hot shower on a cold winter evening is relaxing. Hot water washes away dirt from laundry and grease from pans. And hot water comes in handy as an emergency defroster.

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What Type of Insulation Do I Need?

September 15, 2022

Feel a draft in your Oregon home? Let’s cover it up with a new layer of insulation. Adding new insulation to your Portland home improves your comfort and protects your indoor air quality (IAQ).

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Is My Home Energy Efficient?

August 31, 2022

At HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services, we believe in taking a whole-house approach to conserving your energy use. That’s why we offer energy audits designed to save you money in all weather conditions. Let’s work together to find ways to save you money.

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Why Does My Water heater’s Pilot Light Keep Going Out?

August 16, 2022

The most common reason the pilot light on your water heater keeps going out has to do with its thermocouple. Our HomeRx and Performance Insulation Energy Services heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals can either quickly repair or replace your thermocouple to restore hot water to your Sherwood home in no time.

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Help! I Have No Hot Water

July 31, 2022

There are few things more annoying than running out of hot water in the middle of a shower. But do not fret if this happens. It is more than likely an issue with your hot water heater.

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Should I Buy a Tankless Water Heater Instead?

July 20, 2022

It’s a terrible moment when you step into the shower and find you have no hot water. Best case scenario—your spouse just ran a load of white clothes on hot in the washing machine, turned on the dishwasher, and took a leisurely hot shower a few minutes ago. Worst case scenario—you have a broken water heater.

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Insulate to Shield Your Home From Outdoor Pollutants

February 18, 2022

Most Americans experience four seasons a year, but we in the Pacific Northwest are accustomed to a fifth: wildfire season.  Wildfire season historically has begun in late spring or early summer and stretched into October and sometimes November. Now it is burning its way right into winter. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

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