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4 Tips For Choosing The Right Solar Option

If you still haven’t made the switch to solar, don’t worry. We don’t judge. It’s a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. There’s so much to consider. The price. The benefit. The choices available to you given your circumstances. It’s so much more than just ‘Hey, let’s get solar!’ and then BOOM it’s done. We’re here to help with some tips for how to find the right solar solution for you and your family. Rebates And Tax Credits Due to the expense of switching to solar, you’ll want to take advantage of every opportunity available to you to...

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Fun Facts: Getting To Know Your Solar

Solar power energy has been around for quite a while. Not as long as Betty White, but at this point, nothing will surpass that woman. Not even Keith Richards. However, it’s been around a lot longer than you think. Even still, there are some pretty nifty facts about this abundant energy source that might surprise you. Might even still inspire you to go solar in your own home, which, especially if you live in sunny Southern California, isa direction you should be headed anyway. These are some of our favorite facts about solar power and how it benefits you...

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Buffing Up Your Energy Efficiency: Windows

The process of converting your home into a lean, mean, Green Energy Machine is costly, tedious, and slow. Slow because each new conversion eats up so much money. Like children, only with a smaller carbon footprint. Even though many of these home energy improvements result in lower bills/monthly overhead, the amount of time it takes to recoup those investments ranges from five to twenty years. It can be tricky deciding what direction to go next in terms of fixing your footprint for the better. Today, we’ll help you decide between an investment that doesn’t just bring energy solutions, but...

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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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