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What to Know Before Getting a Home Battery

What to know before investing in a home battery backup system.  Buying a home battery is a smart option for energy resilience, lower energy costs, and a reduced carbon footprint. However, before deciding to install a home battery, it’s good to be well-informed about the process and what to expect. Here are our top 10 […]

Pros and Cons of Home Battery Backup Systems in the US

Home battery backup systems have become increasingly popular for providing power during outages, storing excess solar energy, and improving energy efficiency. As homeowners seek more resilience and lower energy costs, home battery systems are a compelling option. In this article, we  explore the pros and cons of investing in a home battery backup system in […]

Pros and Cons of Investing in Rooftop Solar in the United States

Wondering about the pros and cons of investing in rooftop solar?  Look no further… In this article, we’ll explore both the advantages and disadvantages of investing in rooftop solar in the United States. Pros of investing in solar: Reduced Energy Bills:One of the most significant advantages of rooftop solar is the potential for significant cost […]

How to save money with a home energy monitor

Emporia Vue 3 Smart Home Energy Monitor with 16 sensors

Want to know how to save money with a home energy monitor?  Here’s how it works: Real-Time Data: Energy monitoring devices provide real-time information on your energy usage. This allows you to see how much electricity you are consuming at any given moment, helping you identify periods of high usage and potential energy waste. Identify […]

Is a home battery worth it?

Wondering if a home battery is worth it?  Buying a home battery is a great option for people looking to add resilience into their system, avoid expensive utility periods or to fully get off the grid.  Here are some of the primary reasons for investing in a home battery system: Backup Power Needs: If you […]

What are Virtual Power Plants?

In today’s tech-driven world, internet-connected household items are becoming increasingly common. From thermostats to solar batteries, the rise of “smart” technology is undeniable. For consumers, these smart appliances offer convenience by allowing scheduling of energy usage, remote adjustments, and alerts for potential issues. But for electric utility companies, these devices represent a revolutionary way to […]

How to Calculate ROI for Your Home Solar System

Investing in a residential solar energy system not only reduces your carbon footprint but also promises long-term financial benefits. Calculating the return on investment (ROI) for solar installations allows homeowners to gauge economic viability and potential savings. Let’s explore the best ways to calculate ROI for a residential solar energy system. Understanding Solar Return on […]

Adding a Home Battery to your Solar Installation

How and Why to Add a Battery to Your Solar Install 1. Understanding the Role of Home Batteries Wondering if you should add a home battery to your solar installation and what to choose? Here are some key tips to getting more informed: Research Battery Types: Explore different battery chemistries (e.g., lithium-ion, lead-acid) and technologies […]

Moving from Gas to Electric – The Pros and Cons for Your Home

Pros of Going from Gas to Electric: Environmental Friendliness: Cut Carbon Footprint: Electric systems reduce direct emissions, aiding in a cleaner environment and fighting climate change. Promote Renewable Energy: Embracing electric systems supports renewable sources like solar and wind power, reducing environmental impact. Energy Efficiency and Savings: Efficient Appliances: Electric appliances like heat pumps and […]

Why is my Electricity Bill So High?  Identifying the Energy Guzzlers in Your Home

Are you wondering “Why is my electricity bill so high?” In our daily lives, surrounded by electronic gadgets and appliances, it’s easy to overlook their impact on energy consumption. The average US electric bill is $146.45, with households using only 65% of the energy they pay for each month. The rest is wasted by inefficient […]