Garage ventilation is one piece of home maintenance that is too often overlooked. Here are 3 reasons why your garage needs proper ventilation. 1. Ventilate Garage Fumes Many homeowners think it's normal for their garage to stink. But that smell isn't just an unpleasant odor. It can actually be dangerous. Fumes build up from stored chemicals like pool cleaners, floor polish, and other chemicals. Things like paints, pesticides, and gas
Once you've purchased and installed a solar attic fan, your work is not done. Maintaining your new solar fan is vital for getting the most out of your investment. While the sturdy solar panel and internal workings are all designed to the highest standards, the better you care for your fan, the longer you will get to enjoy its benefits. Here are 5 tips to maintain your solar attic fan.
As a homeowner, there will always be companies trying to sell you the latest products to upgrade your home. Some times it's hard to tell which upgrades are really worth the money and which are just a fancy marketing ploy. When looking to upgrade your home, attic fans might not be the first product that crosses your mind. However, having efficient home ventilation has never been more important. So, here
Whenever a new product hits the market, there will always be skeptics. Is newer always better? Not always. But there have been some amazing advancements in technology over the last decade, particularly in the renewable energy market. Green energy products have taken the market by storm because--when they are made right--they really are a cost-effective, energy-saving investment compared to many of their electric counterparts. One such product is the solar
Basic home maintenance is important to maintaining your home. The roof should be an especially vital point on every home owner’s maintenance checklist. High on that checklist is protecting your rooftop from UV rays. A roof that has not been properly maintained will develop leaks. Leaks, of course, lead to water, mold and mildew damage in the walls, foundation and throughout the building which comprises the integrity of the house
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is one of the largest energy companies in the United States. They combine natural gas and traditional electric. Based out of San Francisco, they are a subsidiary of the PG&E Corporation. As California’s largest utility, they serve more than 16 million people. However, they are now facing an estimated $30 billion in liability in connection to recent wildfires that have been plaguing California.
Hawaii is joining in the race for 100 percent renewable energy. The target they've set to reach 100 renewable energy and decarbonization is by the year 2045. They've made a huge leap forward with the Lāwa'i Solar and Energy Storage Project, which will single-handedly deliver roughly 11 percent of Kaua’i’s power, making the island more than 50 percent powered by renewables. The project is--what they claim to be--the world's largest solar-plus-storage
Once upon a time, a solar car seemed like a thing of fiction. But now, such an invention might be closer to reality than many of us had hoped. In late October, auto makers Hyundai and Kia--both subsidiaries of Hyundai Motor Group--announced plans to install "solar roof" charging devices on a number of Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. The Solar Car Roof Project According to CNBC, Hyundai Motor Group plans for
Appalachian Power Co.--a subsidiary of American Electric Power and based in Columbus, OH--is seeking bids for large scale solar energy projects. They have been historically heavily dependent on coal-burning power plants. However--according to The Roanoak Times-- they are seeking proposals to add up to 200 megawatts of solar power to their energy generation mix. This move may lead to them purchasing one or more solar generation facilities. In a recent news
Photo by Erean at Morguefile.com New Jersey is looking secure a spot as a national leader in energy efficiency with a proposal from Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G). The New Jersay Board of Public Utilities announced Wednesday the proposal for a Clean Energy Future program (CEF). The proposal looks to make critical investments in clean energy and advanced energy technology. Governor Murphy recently signed into law