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Holiday Light Tips

Tis the season to light up those here-too-soon nights! Let’s face it, with or without daylight savings time, it starts getting dark at four in the afternoon and that’s just dreary. It’s one of the leading causes for seasonal affective disorder. It literally makes us SAD. Which is all the more reason to light up the night with charming, soul-warming lights. You don’t have to reach Clark Griswold status to bring a little more cheer to the cold winter nights, either. However you choose to light your home this holiday season, make sure you’re doing everything you can to...

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Solar Rebates And Why They Matter

Solar Panels in your home as a way to generate power are nothing new. Tax credits, rebates, and incentives for installing solar panels, also nothing new. Yet, the further we go down the road of climate change and its negative side effects the more important it is for the entire world to continue investing in renewable, green energy sources. This is why rebates and similar offers are so vital to industries such as solar. But why are they important to you? What Is A Rebate? You’ve gotta spend money to make money. Rule of thumb for businesses, but with...

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Net Metering: What’s The Deal?

Solar power has been around for quite a while now. In fact, it’s more common to find roofs with solar panels than without, especially in Sunny Southern California. Net metering has been around for almost as long. The system in which customers who install renewable energy sources can use to lower their utilities costs first began working in California in 1996. Yep, this billing system has been in place since before Y2K. But what exactly is it? How does it affect you? In The Beginning There was one little bill that allowed for private residences who installed solar, wind,...

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Solar Dos and Don’ts: A Practical Guide

Investing in solar energy for your home is probably one of the better ideas you’ve had lately. Go, You! Especially if you live in a state where net-metering is available, you can drastically lower your energy bills while also reducing your carbon footprint on the world. Like any new-to-you thing, there are tips and tricks to get under your belt before jumping head first into a new world of technology. Well, we’re here to help navigate some of the trickier aspects of going Solar with your home with our helpful list of dos and don’ts. DO! Definitely DO! Preliminary...

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Drought-Proofing Your Yard: Basic Concepts

There are many ways to increase energy efficiency and decrease your carbon footprint where your house is involved. Updating insulation, switching to solar power, upgrading appliances, they’re all great ways to save valuable resources. But what if you could not only increase the value of your home on a Green scale, but also up your curb appeal at the same time? …Go on… Drought proofing your yard will not only lower the amount of water you use – and thus, your bills – but it will bring new life and beauty to your landscape. And no, drought-proofing your yard...

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