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The #1 way to reduce your Total Cost of Ownership

The only true way to lower your total cost of ownership is to reduce utilities bills. The Principle, Interest, Taxes (PITI) and Insurance that make up you mortgage is effectively fixed and, in most cases, will increase due to taxes and/or insurance hikes. So, aside from refinancing to lower your monthly payment, utility bills are […]

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Will solar panels get cheaper?

As with most technology, we can absolutely expect to see the price of solar panels continue to drop. That said, when considering economies of scale, we are getting to the point where the highest installation expense for solar panels is not the equipment but the labor. With the increased rate of adoption, rapid acceleration of […]

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The Most Common Energy Efficiency Update

The most common update to an existing home is air sealing and insulation. So, what is is air sealing? Imagine this…. It’s winter and you’re on top of a mountain in Colorado, and it’s windy. But you’ve come prepared wearing a big ole North Face puffy coat! But the coat does not have a zipper. […]

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Will Solar Increase My Home’s Value?

Does it pay off? Yes, absolutely! Studies have found that solar photo-voltaic panels will increase the value of your home. Home buyers are “consistently willing to pay PV home premiums.” How much they will spend depends on a variety of factors. Climate, location, local adoption, panel performance, panel age, and your ability to show the […]

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How to save money on your utility bills

The first step toward saving money on your utility bill is to reduce the amount of energy and water you use. Our preferred method of starting down the path of home efficiency is to have the home inspected and evaluated for energy performance. The most common name for this energy inspection is an energy audit. […]

James Mitchell Energy Efficiency, Green Education