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18 06, 2019

An Affordable Cooling Alternative

By |2019-06-20T13:37:30+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on An Affordable Cooling Alternative

Affordable Ways to Cool Your Home Are you looking for a more affordable way to cool your home? Unfortunately, many people these days can't afford to spend the money it takes to get air conditioning installed, much less the cost of operation. Fortunately, there’s an affordable solution! Have you seen the new breed of “Evaporative [...]

12 06, 2019

Dangerous Electrical Panel Warning

By |2019-06-26T13:51:10+00:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dangerous Electrical Panel Warning

Dangerous Electrical Panels There’s a fair chance you own one of the many electrical panels known to be dangerous. They can subject the home to fire danger or, for someone working on them, electrical shock. Do you own a dangerous panel? What are the risks? The following will help answer such questions. Safety is a [...]

14 05, 2019

Avoiding Home Energy Saving Scams – Part 2 – Reflective Insulation

By |2019-06-12T14:45:02+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Avoiding Home Energy Saving Scams – Part 2 – Reflective Insulation

This one has been making the rounds around Nevada County lately. “Radiant Barrier Insulation”, “Reflective Insulation” or “Radiant Insulation” are various names applied to products that are typically of dubious merit.  While it depends on the circumstances under which and the way they’re installed, they generally don’t perform as advertised, don’t save enough to justify [...]

12 03, 2019

Avoiding Energy Saving Scams, Part 1

By |2019-06-12T14:14:48+00:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Avoiding Energy Saving Scams, Part 1

Save your hard-earned money and ensure your friends or family do not fall victim to an energy saving scam. After reading this article, you will know how to identify one of these scams! A common energy scam you’re likely to come across is a little box, usually about the size of a wall timer, that [...]

16 01, 2019

The Time for Time-of-Use has Arrived!

By |2019-06-12T13:55:13+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: California, Renewable Energy Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Time for Time-of-Use has Arrived!

When everyone is using power at the same time, it is very expensive to produce that power. Investor-owned utilities pass this expense onto ratepayers in the form of Time-of-Use (TOU) rate schedules. Mandated by the California Public Utilities Commission, TOU rates encourage consumers to change their behavior to save both energy and money, which translates [...]

16 01, 2019

Heat Pumps 101

By |2019-06-26T16:48:13+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heat Pumps 101

Heat Pumps – Efficient Appliances That Deliver Both Comfort and Savings A heat pump is sort of like an air conditioner, but with a reversing valve so it can both heat and cool your building very efficiently, with electricity! Heat pumps have evolved a lot over the past few decades, and there are several significant [...]