Category: Outdoor Energy Efficiency Tips

10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for a Hot Summer Posted by Wattson on Jun 23, 2015

Summer has finally arrived! Before you bust out the sunscreen and make for the outdoors, you'll want to ensure that your home is also ready for summer's heat. These ten home preparation tips will help your home stay cool without skyrocketing your energy bill. 1. Install a programmable thermostat. These nifty devices allow you to set...

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Sunny Springtime: The Perfect Time to Install Solar Panels Posted by Wattson on May 20, 2015

Renewable energy and protecting the environment are important considerations when thinking about how to power your lifestyle. We all know that resources like coal and oil damage the earth both when they are removed from the ground, then again when they are burned for energy. Solar energy, on the other hand, is clean and becoming more ...

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When Should I Get an Energy Assessment for My Home? Posted by Wattson on Apr 23, 2015

An energy efficient home is not only better for the environment, it is easier on your checkbook, too. An energy assessment is a great way to find out where you can make improvements so you can maximize your energy savings. Although energy assessments are offered year round, we recommend booking your assessment in the spring or fall. ...

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You Don’t Need Tom Brady’s Budget to Have a Solar Powered Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 16, 2015

Did you know that football star Tom Brady's home is completely custom-built and includes Earth-friendly features like gray water collection, reclaimed and recycled construction materials, and solar panels that provide all of the home's electricity needs? While celebrities may have unlimited budgets for investing in sustainable en...

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5 Easy Ways to Turn Spring Cleaning into an Energy Saving Success Posted by Wattson on Apr 9, 2015

Spring is a great time to refresh your home after a long, buttoned-up winter. While making your usual spring cleaning rounds, consider these tips for tidying up your home's energy usage. 1. Improve Air Flow While you are cleaning baseboards, don't forget to make sure that air vents are clean and not blocked by furniture, draperies, ...

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3 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill in Under an Hour Posted by Wattson on Mar 23, 2015

Have you ever sat in front of your bank statement at the end of the month and wondered where all your money goes? Have you ever gotten your electricity or gas bill and stared in disbelief at how much money you’re spending just to keep the lights on and your home warm? If so, this blog post is for you! Energy is expensive. The ave...

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Solar Energy – It’s Ready To Boom in Florida Posted by Wattson on Jul 23, 2014

Florida's abundance of sunny days make it a prime location for the use of clean, quiet, and renewable solar panels. Solar energy is the ideal eco-friendly solution, and is perfect for remaining sustainable in post-hurricane outages. Unfortunately, our Sunshine State has long lagged behind nationally when it comes to the amount of sola...

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Don’t Let Your Swimming Pool Drown Your Wallet. 4 Tips to Save Money & Energy! Posted by Wattson on Jun 30, 2014

Summer is finally here and your family wants to enjoy the pool as much as possible, but you don’t want drown your wallet in the process. With a combination of energy saving pool products and regular maintenance, your family can not only improve the energy efficiency of your pool but save money, and maximize your enjoyment. Here are ...

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My Roof is Cooler Than Yours: The Types & Benefits of a “Cool Roof” Posted by Wattson on May 23, 2014

  Although everyone wants to have a cool roof that the neighbors envy, what the term "cool roof" means in the roofing industry is one that reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat than a traditional roof. A cool roof can be made from a variety of materials, but no matter which you choose the benefits extend beyond having t...

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No Energy Bills, No Energy Problems – The Benefits of A Net-Zero Home Posted by Wattson on Apr 28, 2014

A Net-Zero home is one that has the ability to produce as much energy as it consumes and sometimes more. This is done using clean, renewable energy resources in conjunction with a home that is extremely well-insulated and energy efficient. While the initial cost of construction may be higher, the benefits of a Net-Zero home make up f...

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