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Sacramento Living: The Economics of a Whole House Fan

March, 15th, 2013

Categories:Central Valley, Energy Efficient Products, Fresno, Sacramento

It’s Cool Outside…So Why Is My Air Conditioner Still Running? The warm, California day has drawn to a close, the sun has gone down, and temperatures outside have dropped to a cool level… and yet your air conditioner continues to run throughout the night to keep your home cool. There must be something wrong with this picture, right? And yet for homeowners in areas like Sacramento, Fresno, and Bakersfield, it is an all too common [Read More...]

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Clean Energy Sacramento Helps Homeowners Improve Efficiency

March, 14th, 2013

Categories:Central Valley, News, Sacramento

Last week we wrote a blog on HERO Financing, an attractive financing option in the western Riverside County area. Today we’d like to share information about a similar program that recently launched in Sacramento called Clean Energy Sacramento. If you are a Sacramento homeowner with high energy bills, but aren’t sure how to pay for energy efficiency improvements to your home, this may be the answer for you. What is Clean Energy Sacramento and How [Read More...]

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Insulating Your Home Like Hot Cocoa in a Thermal Mug

March, 14th, 2013

Categories:Energy Efficient Products

Cold Cup of Hot Cocoa If you’ve ever had the disappointing experience of taking a sip of hot chocolate that has already gone cold, then you know the value of a good thermal mug – one that keeps your drink hot even when it’s freezing cold outside. Let’s call this the “hot cocoa effect.” The insulation built into a thermal mug is what keeps your hot cocoa hot. A well-insulated home works much in the [Read More...]

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Is Solar a Sunny Proposition in San Diego?

March, 12th, 2013

Categories:San Diego

“How Much Does It Cost?” When people in San Diego ask us about installing solar panels on their homes, one of the first questions we hear is inevitably, “How much does solar cost?” The next question is whether the cost is worth it. As a solar contractor in the San Diego area, our response may sound biased. So instead we’ll refer to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the answers. Benefits of Solar Power [Read More...]

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AC Quality Care Program for California Customers

March, 11th, 2013

Categories:Central Valley, News

Interested In Energy Efficient Air Conditioning? There’s good news for residential electric customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). PG&E is now offering hundreds of dollars in rebates for increasing the energy efficiency of your air conditioners through AC tune-ups, blower motor replacements, airflow corrections, and more. Looking to replace your air conditioner? You may want to consider this program first. These rebates can amount to hundreds of dollars off the normal cost of [Read More...]

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Bay Area Living: When Should I Consider Insulation Removal?

March, 8th, 2013

Categories:The Bay Area

Benefits of Home Insulation Home insulation provides a number of benefits to your home – not least of which include greater comfort and lower energy bills.  So it would seem that the better question is, “Do I have enough insulation in my home?”  No doubt, many homes are poorly insulated and can use more.  So why would you ever consider removing the insulation you already have in place?  A number of scenarios could warrant your [Read More...]

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HERO Financing Helps Homeowners Improve Efficiency

March, 7th, 2013

Categories:News, PACE Financing, Southern California

“I want to lower my electric bill, but can’t afford the upgrades” If you’re like other homeowners, you’ve probably had similar thoughts at one time or another.  You know your electric bill is high and you want to save energy, but don’t have the money to pay for energy efficiency improvements for your home.  Even if you obtained a loan, you don’t want to be stuck with the debt if you decide to move sometime [Read More...]

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Offering Home Insulation
for San Diego Residents

January, 30th, 2013

Categories:San Diego

San Diego, California: Is Your Home Prepared for the Seasons? California is an interesting place with interesting weather patterns. San Diego is no exception. With warm summers and pretty mild winters, San Diego is pretty much paradise….if your home insulation is holding up. When insulation is weak, your home is either too hot or too cold at the worst times. You’re sitting inside trying to enjoy a Saturday afternoon of football in early September, and [Read More...]

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Is the Bay Area Energy Efficient?

January, 21st, 2013

Categories:The Bay Area

San Francisco is one of the largest consumers of energy in the world today because of one very big reason: It is the second most densely populated city in the US, only after New York City. This makes the Bay Area a hub for activities requiring a humongous energy supply. Its energy consumption stretches from home energy, industrial energy, fossil fuels, extensive road and air transport, rail transport, and more. In the center of this [Read More...]

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