Rising Real Estate Market Fuels Vintage Home Remodels

DEC is seeing a sharp rise in electrical home electrical inspections and rewire requests for homes built between 1900 and the 1950’s. These home have tremendous character and appeal to homebuyers looking to preserve these well-built treasures from the past. Typical needs for these homes starts at the fuse box. Yes, that is right, there … Continue reading Rising Real Estate Market Fuels Vintage Home Remodels

California’s New Solar Panel Requirements

Recently, California has passed legislation that will require new homes in the state to have solar panels installed on the building. The legislation also includes an incentive for people to add a battery to their home so that the sun’s energy can be stored after it is produced. It is projected to save homeowners a … Continue reading California’s New Solar Panel Requirements

Benefits of Solar Panels & Solar Energy

Did you know that the amount of energy the sun provides the earth within just one hour could meet global energy needs for one year? The sun is an extremely powerful energy source which we are only able to collect a fraction of. Even though we can only collect a fraction of this power, harnessing … Continue reading Benefits of Solar Panels & Solar Energy

Wildfires Likely to Cause Hike In PG&E Electricity Rates

According to a recent article written by the SF Chronicle, by J.D. Morris, it is very probable that PG&E will be held responsible for the costs of recent wildfires, if their equipment is found responsible. This cost will be passed down to their rate-paying customers. Rates will skyrocket up by 50%, doubling the bills of … Continue reading Wildfires Likely to Cause Hike In PG&E Electricity Rates

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PG&E – Increasing Rates & The Benefits of Going Solar

Solar energy is the future of energy. The natural light from the sun is all it takes to get convenient and consistent electricity. Companies like the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, one of the largest electrical energy and natural gas companies in the United States of America, have been more heavily scrutinized recently due to … Continue reading PG&E – Increasing Rates & The Benefits of Going Solar

The Importance of Using Licensed vs. Un-Licensed Contractors

In today’s world where the economy is at a low plateau, people are trying to cut costs in any way possible. The main reason behind the old saying “there is a high price to the low bid.” is because of unlicensed contractors. Hiring an unlicensed contractor usually leads to problems. One of the most important … Continue reading The Importance of Using Licensed vs. Un-Licensed Contractors

Grounding Outlets

3 Reasons To Have a Professional Install Grounding Outlets If you own or rent a home with old electrical wiring, chances are that many of the wall outlets will not be grounded. Many years ago, before appliances and electrical devices were made with 3-prong plugs, electrical cords only had two prongs. The third ground wire … Continue reading Grounding Outlets

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4 Tips for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

If you own an electric vehicle, you know the importance of having a charging station available when and where you need it. Saving on fuel costs, being environmentally friendly, and all of the other benefits of electric vehicles are great, but they don’t always outweigh the inconvenience of not being able to charge when you … Continue reading 4 Tips for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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Whole House Fans

Summer has arrived, and so has trying to find ways to keep a house cool during the warmer months. A recent article by ABC news says that electricity rates in California are due to go up by up to 80%! People do not always like to spend extra money on electric bills each month just … Continue reading Whole House Fans

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3 Common Misconceptions About Solar Panels

Solar power is one of the oldest alternative sources of energy. People are increasingly becoming aware of the immense benefits associated with solar energy. However, there are a lot of false perceptions about solar panels out there. This article will debunk some of the common misconceptions. 1. Solar panels are similar but expensive It is … Continue reading 3 Common Misconceptions About Solar Panels