How Many Solar Panels and Batteries to Power a House?

If you’re planning to install a solar energy system on your property, you might be wondering how many solar panels power a house. Since every home is unique, the answer varies. Below are a few crucial things to consider. Location Is a Big Factor Where you install your solar panels has a significant impact on energy production. Photovoltaic cells convert solar energy into electricity, so the more sunlight they receive, the higher their power output will [...]

How to Use Solar Panels During a Power Outage

Many homes in California have made the big switch to solar energy for environmental and economic reasons. Besides being clean and sustainable, solar offers long-term electricity cost savings that make it a worthy investment. But what are the implications for solar power customers when the power goes out? Here is what you need to know about solar energy and power outages. How Solar Works During a Blackout Solar panels need sunlight to generate free electricity for [...]

Solar Savings Estimator

Besides being a clean energy source, solar power can also save you money on electrical bills. But you might not be so certain of exactly how much you could save. Fortunately, you can use a solar savings calculator to quickly give you an idea of the savings you could enjoy.  How to Use a Solar Savings Calculator One of the simplest ways to calculate your solar savings is through using Google’s Project Sunroof. While other online [...]

Are DIY Solar Panels a Mistake?

Many people are attracted to the idea of going solar (who doesn’t want to save money on their electricity bill?) but would rather do it themselves. It’s possible to DIY your own solar panels, but first you need to make sure you weigh the pros and cons. You’ll also need to be careful to avoid common solar panel mistakes. Let’s examine the main reasons why you might be thinking about DIY solar and see if it’s [...]

Home Battery Backups: Benefits, Cost, & More

If you’re thinking about getting solar panels, or if you already have them, then you’ll also want to consider having a home battery backup. These devices store extra power generated from solar panels during the day and allow you to use that power at night or during emergencies. Learn more about why you should secure your power. Benefits of Backing up Your Solar System Home battery backups provide power when you need it most. For residents [...]

3 Main Ways of How to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

3 Main Ways of How to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution Everyone wants to breathe easy at home but stale air, paint fumes, and other indoor air pollution can make that difficult. However, jif your indoor air quality isn’t what you’d like right now, there are a few key steps you can take to fix the situation. Current Home is here to tell you three principle ways to cut down on indoor air pollution. Increase Ventilation Increasing [...]

HVAC Preventative Maintenance; Its Importance and Benefits

There are many things in life that are worth maintaining. We all know what happens when you skip dental cleaning for a few years: you usually end up with cavities and root canals. Or when you postpone routine car maintenance: your belt could break and destroy the whole engine. Why is HVAC maintenance important? It’s important for the same reasons. With a little preventative maintenance, you can avoid major emergencies and breakdowns. Current Home is here [...]

Solar Advantages and Why People Switch

As technology continues to progress, solar panels are increasing in accessibility and efficiency. What was once used mainly for businesses is becoming more and more popular among house owners. Plus, as the advantages of solar panels rise, prices are going down. Current Home is here to help you cut down on bills and give back to the environment. Check out just a few solar advantages that are generating the big switch. Federal Solar Tax Credit As [...]

Everything You Need to Know About HVAC Systems

Your HVAC system probably gets taken for granted, at least until it suddenly stops working. You most likely know that it has something to do with regulating the temperature in your home, but exactly what is HVAC? Fortunately, Current Home is here to help you understand what is in an HVAC system and why it is so important. What is HVAC? The letters in HVAC stand for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. In addition to heating [...]

Common Roofing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Your roof is a part of your home you really can’t afford to get wrong. It handles all kinds of weather and keeps your family safe and dry. You’ve probably heard that getting a new roof can be costly and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be—avoid these common roofing mistakes and get the job done right the first time. Match the Slope of Your Roof Unfortunately, not all materials will work well with every roof. [...]

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