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Understanding Solar Roofs vs Solar Panels

Is there a difference between Solar Roofs and Solar Panels on your Roof? Absolutely!

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The SEER rating of your AC determines its efficiency.
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How the SEER Rating of Your AC Can Save You Money

Learn more about SEER ratings for air conditioning systems and how an HVAC expert can help you determine which AC unit has a SEER that’s right for your home.

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Simply put, the difference between a solar roof and solar panels is the relationship of whole (roof) to part (panel). Solar roofs are constructed with integrated materials that convert sunlight into electrical power, rather than placing panels on top. The integrated solar energy cells may be part of a building’s initial construction, or function as a later, post-construction upgrade. 

Understanding Solar Roofs vs Solar Panels

Is there a difference between Solar Roofs and Solar Panels on your Roof? Absolutely!

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Solar Incentives In The New Climate Bill For California Homeowners

Learn how you can benefit from the solar incentives in the new Climate Bill and why you need an expert solar installer to assist you through the entire process.

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Heat Pump Installation: What California Homeowners Need To Know

Learn more about the process of heat pump installations and why you need an experienced HVAC professional to do the job correctly.

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Several factors influence what a heat pump will cost.

Heat Pump Costs: A Guide For Southern California Homeowners

Learn more about heat pump costs and how an HVAC expert can help you select the right-sized system for your home and install it properly.

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Replace or Repair HVAC: Find The Right Solution For Your Unit

Learn more about HVAC repair, replacement, and how an expert can help you make the right decision about your home’s heating and cooling needs.

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Why a Gas Furnace Replacement Works for San Diego Homes

What are some telltale signs that it’s time for a gas furnace replacement in your home? Higher energy bills: Your energy bills keep going up even though your usage hasn’t changed. Frequent repairs: Your gas furnace is over 15 years old and requires frequent repairs. Uneven heating: There are hot and cold spots across your…

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Customers opting for the time-of-use (TOU) billing with SCE are eligible for NEM 2.0 rates.

Time of Use (TOU) Billing With SCE

Southern California Edison (SCE), one of California’s largest utility companies, is making news again due to new rate plans that are expected to raise customers’ bills, particularly for those in the hotter parts of the service territory.  The new SCE billing plan charges customers different time-of-use (TOU) rates. While other utilities have used this method…

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The Advantages of Per Panel Monitoring for Solar Home Systems

r renewable energy generation can save homeowners thousands of dollars over the years, as well as reduce the whole family’s carbon footprint. During installation, it’s possible for project technicians to add per-panel monitoring for your solar home system. Knowing the benefits of this option can help you decide whether or not to include it in your project.

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Home Air Conditioning Troubleshooting: When is it Time to Call a Professional?

In the peak of summer, you might recognize how frequently you’ve taken your home air conditioning unit for granted in the past. And on especially blistering days, you might even think of your AC as a prized possession—-one that you definitely don’t want breaking down.  However, even with regular maintenance, you might still encounter some…

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What is the Cost to Add Air Conditioning to A Home?

When homeowners consider installing a new home air conditioning unit, or replacing or upgrading an existing one, the cost of the individual unit and the installation charges are where most people focus their attention.  This article takes a look at some additional factors in determining the cost of adding air conditioning to your home, and…

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