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Month: December 2019

Watch Out Winter: How The Seasons Affect Your Solar Panels

Oh the weather outside is… sunny. It’s Southern California. If you live outside of California, though, you could get the occasional snowfall here and there. If you live way up North over on the East Coast, it’s like having a prodigal sun. (Pun so very intended.) But in the search for reliable, renewable energy sources, how does solar stand up to extreme weather conditions? Does it even make sense to try and install solar if you’re like to have a string of days, weeks, or months with rains, winds, clouds, and even snow? Hard to tell. There’s a lot...

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Conserving Water and In the Kitchen

If you spend any amount of time in the kitchen, you know how much water is needed to run it. With the recent report on climate change, it’s more important than ever to be conscious of water usage wherever possible. Let’s take a look at some ways to reduce water usage and waste in the kitchen. Know Your Dishwasher Settings If you’ve got an older dishwasher, chances are it’s using 2-3 times as much water as an energy efficient dishwasher. There’s even a difference between older and newer energy efficient dishwashers.  Models older than 1994 used anywhere between 10...

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