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Step To Installing Solar

Warning… this is a long post, contains solar math that may assist you in getting the correct sized system for your home.  For those that want the bottom line: Here it is… Just take your avg kwh off your electric bill and divide by 150.. this is a rule of thumb for sizing a solar […]

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Solar Powered Attic Fans

​ ​Solar Powered Attic Fans Do A Great Job removing heat from Attics here in Fla. Our attics can average over 140 degrees, and make the AC Unit struggle to work against that heat.​​ Hot Air molecules trapped in an attic will expand up to 3x their normal size, getting even hotter as the pressure […]

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Is It Better To Install Solar PV Panels East or West

Do Solar PV Panels Work Best East Or West In Florida Every Day this question seems to arise. Just like the sun that comes up in the east, and sets in the west will happen every day. One of the best ways to help a homeowner feel confident in this answer is to meet with […]

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When Should I Replace My Hot Water Heater

​Electric Hot Water Heaters Cost More Every Year Thinking about REPLACING YOUR Electric WATER HEATER?   Why NOT Replace? Water heating is typically the second largest energy expense in your home. It can account for as much as 30% of your monthly utility bill. As water heaters age, their efficiency fades and you may not have […]

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Can I Save Money With Solar Power

​​ ASIDE MARCH 13, 2015 MIKENORVELL Over the last few years I have certainly seen a lot of Solar projects. Most of them have been in residential homes, but recently the Business world seems to be waking up to the pure financial sense of going solar. Every Major business in the country is getting solar […]

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Is Solar Pool Heating A Good Investment

​ MARCH 15, 2015 MIKENORVELL Take a look at the neighborhoods from Google Earth, and you will notice a lot of Pools in Florida. Why not, We are the Sunshine State.. However, because most pools have a screen cage built over the pools, much of the direct sun is not making it to heat the […]

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Net Metering In Fla

Net Metering in Fla is fairly consistent between all the utilities. In a nutshell, it is a state wide policy that allows a homeowner to create renewable energy and sell the excess back to the grid. ​For example, if a home has a PV solar system installed, and is legally connected to the grid, then any […]

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Tankless Vs Solar Hot Water Review

Tankless Hot Water heaters sure got popular over the last decade. But, now that thousands of homeowners have had them for some time, what is the reality.Tankless Hot Water heaters are certainly a way to add instant use hot water for your home. But here in Florida, there are many factors that can complicate the […]

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Common Myths About Solar Power

Solar Myths SOLAR MYTH 1: SOLAR WILL GET MORE EFFICIENT, SO I SHOULD WAIT. Fact: These days the media loves to hype emerging technologies, but the truth is we’re still using the same solar technology we were back in the 1960’s. Since then, solar has become only moderately more efficient (unlike computers or cellphones which […]

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Solar Attic Fans Pull Heat Pressure From Attics

Solar Attic Fans pull Heat from attics. Even in smaller print, everyone will agree to this.But, how does a Solar Attic Fan pull heat from an attic?  We should look at the fan structure first.  First, a fan is basically a pump, a pump that just pumps air.  If we had a water pump, we […]

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