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Christmas Gifts or Utility Bills?

Published under Educational,Energy Efficient Products,Insulation,News on 12/19/2013

Along with all the gifts and festivities, the holiday season brings in the cooler weather.  Most likely you’ve already fired up your furnace to keep your home comfy and cozy for your family.  In Southern California, winters are very mild but there are still ways to make sure that you are being “energy smart” to free up some extra money for Continue Reading »

What Do Trees Have To Do With My Energy Bill?

Published under News on 10/04/2013

When we think about saving energy our thoughts generally turn to things like solar, appliance replacement, and attic insulation. Something to consider is how our landscaping can help with our energy saving goals. When done strategically, landscaping not only adds to the aesthetics of our homes but can provide additional comfort and savings on our utility bills. For example, consider the Continue Reading »

Energy Savings Around The Clock

If we were to stop and really think about it, we would be amazed by the number of appliances that can be found throughout each of our homes. Many of these appliances remain on, or at least plugged in, around the clock. The question is, how much energy is being used to keep these appliances running? The chart below, found Continue Reading »

Demand Response – Another Way to Save on Energy Bills

Published under Educational,Energy Efficient Products,Programs on 07/10/2013

When most people think of ways to lower their energy bills, they usually think of conservation – turn off lights, turn up the air conditioner a couple of degrees, use ceiling fans, etc. Many folks also turn to energy efficiency. Thinking of replacing that old refrigerator? Look for an ENERGY STAR qualified model and you may qualify for a utility Continue Reading »

Energy Efficiency Does More Than Save Money

Published under Educational,Energy Upgrade on 07/05/2013

If you’ve ever seen an advertisement or mailer promoting energy efficiency, the focus was probably on saving energy – and saving money. But would it surprise you to know that many home energy improvements also provide greater comfort and a healthier home? Why We Do The Things We Do We all have our reasons for the home improvements we make. Continue Reading »

Local Organizations Team Up to Help Pleasanton Homeowners Save Energy, Water, and Money

Published under News,Programs,Promotions,The Bay Area on 06/14/2013

We are excited to announce that on June 20th, 2013 mobile home residents in Pleasanton, California will have the opportunity to take advantage of a number of local programs to help them save energy, save water – and save money. Representatives from five organizations will be making a short presentation at the Vineyard Estates Mobile Home Park in Pleasanton to Continue Reading »

Save Energy. Live Better.

Published under Educational,News on 05/24/2013

During an acceptance speech for the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to Sam Walton in 1992, Mr. Walton articulated what would later come to be Walmart’s official company purpose.  In his remarks he said, “If we work together, we’ll lower the cost of living for everyone…we’ll give the world an opportunity to see what it’s like to save and have Continue Reading »

Do You Understand Your Electric Utility Bill?

Published under Educational on 05/16/2013

What’s a Kilowatt? You receive your electric bill and see that you’ve been charged about $80 for 600 kilowatt-hours. “Kill-a-what?” you say. “What’s a kilowatt-hour? For that matter, what’s a kilowatt?” My guess is that most people don’t know what a kilowatt is, or what exactly we’re billed for except that our lights turn on when we want them to. Continue Reading »

Home Energy Audit: A Better Way to Save Energy and Lower Bills

Saving Energy at Home For most of us, we start thinking about ways to save energy when we open up our utility bills and don’t like what we see. We start turning off lights in our home and unplugging appliances. Or perhaps our home may be uncomfortably warm or cold, and so we try to address the problem by adding Continue Reading »

PG&E and Synergy Companies Kick Off the 2013-2014 Mobile Home Program

Published under Central Valley,Fresno,News,Programs,Sacramento,The Bay Area on 05/06/2013

Pleasanton, CA – On Tuesday, April 9th, representatives from Synergy Companies and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) met at Hacienda Mobile Home Park in Pleasanton, CA to officially kick off the 2013-2014 Direct Install for Manufactured and Mobile Homes Program – informally referred to simply as the PG&E Mobile Home Program. During the kick off meeting, Synergy’s certified technicians Continue Reading »