Solar Power: A Good Investment Year Round

Avoid Base-Plus Usage The long hot summer is finally over. Did you have to spend your kid’s inheritance on your SMUD bill this year! Every year the utilities keep going up. Early this year SMUD sent out their “Residential Rate Guide” and from June 1st thru September...

Falling Solar Prices Fuel Continued Industry Growth

Falling Solar Prices According to a report just released by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory*, prices for residential solar installations continued to fall during the first half of 2016. Falling prices were especially noticeable during 2015 when prices dropped...

Leaky A/C May Harm the Environment

Does Refrigerant Wear Out? There’s a popular belief that over time, the refrigerant in your air conditioning system will wear out and disappear. But that’s simply not true. According to the US Department of Energy, a system that’s low on refrigerant...

7 Ways to Help the Elderly Avoid Heat Stroke

How to Save a Life It’s been terribly hot here this summer and one of the most vulnerable age groups is our seniors. A University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat related deaths in the U.S. were among folks over 65. Inability to notice...