Energy Dashboard for Your Home

Golden Valley, MN. Kitchen Remodeling. Easy to install and accurate; these new home energy monitors will allow you to see your homes electricity usage in real time. If you can see how much power your using, you’ll be able to make adjustments in your power usage and gain the maximum benefit and savings from your energy-efficient systems, appliances and light bulbs. “An energy...

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New rules for energy-efficient home improvements tax credit

Wayzata, MN. Home Remodeling Contractor. It’s not too late to get a energy-efficient home improvement tax break. For 2011 some of the rules have changed and the home energy tax credit amounts are less. If you’ve been thinking about making your home more energy efficient to reduce high energy bills, improve comfort and help to protect the environment; you can still get a tax break for...

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Save 30% With New Efficient Tank-style Water Heaters

Chanhassen, MN. Basement Finishing. The new co-hybrid tank-style electric water heaters are more than twice as efficient as the standard electric unit. Some gas condensing units still in development for residential use (available now in commercial models) are claiming higher efficiencies than tank-less units, saving 30% energy savings over typical gas tank-style water heaters. “Although...

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Top Solar Panels For Your Home

Maple Grove, MN. Home Remodeling. Federal and state tax credits and local programs are available to offer assistance in purchasing a solar electric system. Review 3 innovative and efficient solar systems, from a system that is approximately one-third better than the average at converting available sunlight into electricity to a plug-and-play system that has 80% fewer parts. “Solar power...

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Higher Standards for Water Conservation

Golden Valley, MN. Room Addition. California’s new building code will effect products, homes and building codes near you. The new standards do not apply to remodeling projects. The new California building code is trying to reduce of overall use of water by twenty percent. With these strict water use codes in California other states will begin to adopt these stringent water conservation...

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Reduce Household Energy Waste

Wayzata, MN. Home Remodeling. One problem that many households experience is the lack of cooperation from every member of the family. If everyone is not on board with energy efficiency, the results won’t be very noticeable. For instance, if only one person is turning off the lights and everyone else is leaving them on, it’s not going to help that much. Get the family involved. Give each...

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Tankless Water Heaters vs. Tank Water Heaters

Eden Prairie, MN. Kitchen Remodeling. Water heaters are ranked third on the household energy consumption list, so by increasing its efficiency you can decrease your energy costs. The yearly costs to operate a tank water heating system is almost double that of a tankless system. “Currently, the most popular energy-efficient option for water heating is a tankless water heater, also known as...

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