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Industry Overview: Solar

Posted on July 26, 2018 by Suzanne Carroll

Solar panels are popular with homeowners seeking environmentally-friendly energy solutions. But the reality of choosing and installing solar panels gets a little complicated once homeowners start learning about all the options that are available. Below, we define commonly used terms in the solar industry, discuss the pros and cons of going off-grid, and answer some frequently asked questions regarding solar power. Read more

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Video: Three Ways to Downsize Your Belongings

Posted on July 19, 2018 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring expert tips on preparing for a move. One recommendation was downsizing your belongings to avoid a steep moving bill. To learn more about the downsizing process, watch this informative video by Mario Batz, general manager of Johnson & Daly Moving & Storage in San Rafael.

 

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Diamond Certified Experts: Preparing for a Move

Posted on July 17, 2018 by James Florence

Due to its sheer size and scope, a moving project requires a great deal of preparation. To help you stay on track with preparing for your move, we’ve asked five Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to provide their pro tips. Read more

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How Cool is Your Roof?

Posted on July 12, 2018 by James Florence

Everybody wants to be cool, and in more ways than one. Besides sporting stylish clothes and a laid-back attitude, we all want to maintain a comfortable body temperature. However, just as it’s tough to look cool in outdated attire, it’s difficult to stay cool when you have an outdated roof, especially during summer. The question is, how cool is your roof? Read more

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California Solar Mandate FAQs

Posted on June 21, 2018 by James Florence

On May 9, 2018, the California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a significant update to its Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Most noteworthy is the landmark requirement that solar photovoltaic systems be installed on all new construction homes. From the moment this groundbreaking mandate was announced, the Internet has been abuzz with commentary from both supporters and dissidents. To cut through the noise, we’ve provided some answers to frequently asked questions regarding the newly adopted mandate. Read more

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Video: Salt Water Pool Benefits

Posted on June 14, 2018 by James Florence

Earlier this week, we posted an article featuring five questions you should ask your pool technician. One of these questions was in regard to chlorine alternatives for pool sanitation. As mentioned, a popular chlorine alternative in use today is the method of salt chlorination. To learn more about salt chlorination, watch this informative video by Shane Toland of Classic Pools.

 

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5 Things to Ask Your Swimming Pool Technician

Posted on June 12, 2018 by James Florence

If you own a swimming pool, chances are you work with a company that helps you maintain it. However, even if you have a reliable pool technician, it’s good to know a few basics about pool maintenance. Additionally, you may have questions about how to improve your swimming experience or lower the associated utility costs. Here are five things to ask your pool technician: Read more

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