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May, 24th, 2013

Categories:Educational, News

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 a better life.”  By selling products at low prices, people are able to save money [Read More...]

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Do You Understand Your Electric Utility Bill?

May, 16th, 2013

Categories:Educational

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. And yet we pay our energy bill every month without knowing how our energy use [Read More...]

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

May, 8th, 2013

Categories:Central Valley, Energy Efficient Products, Energy Upgrade, Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego, Southern California, The Bay Area

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 more insulation, or replacing the furnace or air conditioner as a standalone fix. Going further [Read More...]

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

May, 6th, 2013

Categories:Central Valley, Fresno, News, Programs, Sacramento, The Bay Area

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 had the opportunity to bring PG&E representatives into customer homes and show them step-by-step some [Read More...]

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California: Should I Have My Windows Replaced?

April, 25th, 2013

Categories:Central Valley, News, Sacramento, San Diego, Southern California

Whether or not you should have your windows replaced really depends on what your goals are. If you are most interested in updating the look of your home then new windows will really make an outstanding difference. However, if you are most interested in saving energy, there are a few factors to consider. Most often, our attempts to save energy are really motivated by our desire to save money. If this is the case, then [Read More...]

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Home Energy Upgrade – OPEN HOUSE

April, 15th, 2013

Categories:News

Dear Friends & Neighbors, We cordially invite you to a Home Energy Upgrade open house from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 20th, at the home of Tiger Adolf and Ed Thomas, 2065 Bennington Drive, Vallejo, CA 94591. Tiger and Ed are recognized as home energy efficiency experts nationwide by utility companies and home energy installation contractors. Last June they purchased a home in the Hiddenbrooke community in the San Francisco Bay Area [Read More...]

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San Diego Living: Don’t Leave Out Your A/C From Spring Cleaning

April, 11th, 2013

Categories:Central Valley, Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego, Southern California

Don’t Forget the Most Important Spring Cleaning Item—Your Air Conditioner! As winter departs, and spring begins to pass us by, we’re going to start using the air conditioner again: say hello to hot summer days, air quality worries, and higher utility bills! As you do your spring cleaning, have you thought of cleaning the condenser coils and air conditioning unit? Have you considered the pros and cons of doing so and not doing so? Here [Read More...]

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Bay Area Living: Are You Sure You Have Insulation in Your Home?

March, 29th, 2013

Categories:Energy Efficient Products, Insulation, The Bay Area

Ever wonder why your home seems to always be cold in the winter and uncomfortably warm in the summer? According to Energy Upgrade California, an energy efficiency program administered under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, if your home was built prior to the 1970s, it probably doesn’t have wall insulation. If it was built prior to the 1960s, it may not have any insulation at all. With the large number of older [Read More...]

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San Diego Living: Can a Whole House Fan Help Me Stay Cool?

March, 29th, 2013

Categories:Energy Efficient Products, San Diego, Southern California

Sunny skies, warm weather, beautiful beaches – seems like San Diego has it all.  But for many San Diego residents, warm muggy air inside the home is no picnic at the beach.  It’s not blazing hot, but warm enough to make you uncomfortable.  To cap it off, when the temperatures cool at night, it takes a long time for your home to cool with it.  Here’s a solution you may not have considered – installing [Read More...]

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