Leaves, sticks dust and pollen will affect the efficiency of your solar electric system, so what can you do to get the most out of your solar panels? California Energy Services recommends seasonal solar panel maintenance as fall settles in here in El Dorado Hills, CA.
How can better windows help you in a power outage? California wildfires and other natural disasters cause unpredictable power outages, so getting the most out of your backup generator is essential. California Energy Services can upgrade your home performance or install a solar battery storage system!
Upgrading to a Nest smart thermostat is an easy way to increase the energy efficiency and comfort of your California home. California Energy Services discusses the benefits of getting a Nest thermostat installed in your El Dorado Hills, Sacramento, Folsom, or Granite Bay, California home.
It’s no secret that Heating and Air Conditioning is tricky, complicated, and almost never user-friendly. But what if it was? What if you could press a button, and the system would actually work perfectly? Better yet, it worked quicker than the old hunk of metal and ductwork? What if this magic system cost less than the average HVAC to purchase and to run?
Apple unveiled HomeKit at WWDC 2014. Devices this approved for HomeKit are finally hitting the market this month. Always one to elevate a product category, Apple has outdone themselves this time. Two weeks ago, Apple released the HomeKit: A complete set of “home automation” devices that when combined, become the brain of your home.
I am intensely curious about people’s energy habits. Being a building scientist, most of my day is spent documenting, fixing, and reporting on the energy usage of someone’s actual home. This includes things like how efficient their appliances are, or how much insulation they have. However, occupant behavior is the largest factor in someone’s utility bill.
Take a close look at the solar industry, and it’s clear that things are moving in a positive direction. Interest in clean energy is growing at an impressive rate, and for good reason. California News has reported strong job growth rates in the clean energy industries, and the market is expected to grow by 17% this year. If you’ve been considering going solar, now is the time to get things off the ground.
In the aftermath of the crash of 2008, home improvement has fared better than the housing market. In 2013, the remodeling and home improvement industry was back near $300 billion and is on pace to post record spending in 2015. Homeowners in the Sacramento Metro area spent an average of $800 on energy efficient / sustainable improvements to their home.
If there’s one thing that many of us take for granted on a daily basis, it’s light. It’s easy to overlook the fact that the first light bulb was only invented just over 200 years ago, which makes it an exceedingly new invention in the grand scheme of things. All this being said, the ways in which we currently light our homes, streets and planet aren’t without their drawbacks, with one of the most noticeable being light pollution.
Sharing with you how the Nest Thermostat is impacting our energy savings! Around the office, we all have a Nest thermostat installed at home. We saved 31 hours of energy this past month. Learn more about this great conservation tool that tracks your consumption and cheers you on for saving money and energy.