Solar Roof Tiles

May 28th, 2021
Harnessing the power of the sun is a no-brainer when it comes to increasing your home’s energy efficiency and cutting down on electric costs. If you’re looking into solar roof options, you’ve probably come across solar roof tiles as an alternative, which you may or may not have heard of before. More conventionally, solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) panels have been the go-to solution for using solar to power your home. However, solar tiles are an alternative to solar panels that offer homeowners a more aesthetically pleasing solution. Solar tiles, also known as photovoltaic shingles, are designed to look like typical roofing tiles, so they’re less noticeable on your roof.

Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Impact

April 22th, 2021
From unprecedented wildfires to a record-breaking hurricane season, climate change is increasing the intensity of weather events. The largest source of harmful greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. comes from burning fossil fuels for heat, electricity, and transportation. Since the pandemic hit many of us drove less, as office buildings, schools and businesses closed their doors temporarily. Fewer vehicle emissions let our planet breathe, but it created another challenge –– a soaring demand for residential energy. From working remotely to distance learning to evenings at home, the average American household increased its electricity use by 22 percent . With the end of the pandemic now in sight, how can we

HVAC Tax Credits: What Energy Improvements Qualify?

March 26th, 2021
As part of an initiative to reduce America’s collective carbon footprint and the strain on limited resources, the U.S. government offers tax credits to homeowners who have made energy-efficient upgrades. In fact, many home improvements that will add value to your home are eligible for federal tax credits. If you’ve installed an Energy-Star certified HVAC system , you may be eligible for the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit on your income taxes this year. Improving your home and saving on your income taxes, now that’s a win-win. But how do you take advantage of this tax incentive? Keep reading to learn whether your HVAC system qualifies and how you can