Energy Efficient Upgrades

Decorate and Economize at the Same Time

Once you get into your new place, you want to paint, upgrade fixtures and add window coverings. While at it, consider extras that improve your bottom line. Some simple ideas that lower electricity and gas bills put your personal decorative stamp on your home at the same time: By far, you lose the most energy lost in your home through the combination of walls (35%) and roof (25%). Both areas benefit from...

The Pitfalls of Solar Panels

As a REALTOR®, I am often asked if people should install solar panels. There is no question that the addition of solar panels is on the rise. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association®, “In 2015, California installed 3,266 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking it first nationally.” And, “Over the next 5 years, California is expected to install…more than 2 times the amount of solar...

New High-Tech Home Gadgets

As with The Jetsons cartoon, our imaginations run wild with the idea of modern gadgets to make our homes efficient and automated, and make our lives simpler. For cutting-edge products you can control from your smartphone, check out these contributions from the International Consumer Electronics Show. Held each year in Las Vegas, the event showcases technological advances and products that offer...

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