Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Solar Energy’ Category

Are Ground-Mounted Solar Panels the Best Option?

Monday, June 29th, 2020

pole-mounted-ground-solar-panelsSolar panels have done wonders in helping homeowners live a more eco-friendly life while enjoying comfort at as low a cost as possible. But when a new homeowner goes to have solar panels installed, they often think that their only option is to have rooftop-panels. While this works in many cases, it can be harder for some homes to truly reap all the benefits that solar energy brings if the roof isn’t angled to use the panels as effectively as possible.

What many homeowners don’t realize is that there’s another option! That option is ground-mounted solar panels. They’re not the right choice for all homes, but they are the best choice for many. Read on to learn why!

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The Cost-Saving Benefits of Going Solar

Monday, June 1st, 2020

solar-panels-with-yellow-flowers-in-foreground“Solar Energy” has become quite a buzzworthy term in recent years, and for a very good reason. There has been a lot of advances in solar energy, and this type of technology is especially beneficial here in sunny California. Homeowners have various incentives available to install solar panels on their property, and the benefits of doing so can not be understated.

If you are thinking about having solar panels installed to operate your electrical system, now is the time! Read on as we uncover the top, cost-saving benefits of installing solar panels.

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What Can You Do to Live Greener?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

illustration-of-green-homeHomeowners today are constantly looking for ways to live greener. Whether their motivation is to save money or to help the environment, or both, they seek home comfort systems that perform more efficiently, leave less of a carbon footprint, and help them feel good about their purchase.

As leaders in the solar energy space, we understand and cater to this. Our solar technology allows homeowners to effectively and efficiently power everything in their home from lighting to their air conditioner and all their other appliances.

Investing in solar isn’t the only thing you can do in your home or around your community to live greener, though! Read on for some tips we’ve gathered.

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Is Going Solar Worth the Hype?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

female-construction-worker-standing-by-rows-of-solar-panelsBefore we answer that … were you aware that your HVAC system use accounts for half of all your energy usage? That’s why your electricity and gas bills are so much higher in the middle of summer—or winter for that matter. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way. There’s not a lot we can do to change the weather or how often you need these systems, but there is absolutely something we can do to help you drastically cut these costs—install solar panels.

If you haven’t guessed yet, our answer to the question of whether going solar is worth the hype is a resounding yes!

While installing solar panels has a relatively high price tag initially, it saves you money in the long run. If you’re wondering if installing solar will help you save money, we’re here to tell you it will. Here are a few of the top cost benefits of going solar:

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What to Know About Solar Panel Installation

Monday, October 21st, 2019

roof-with-solar-panels-on-topAre you considering having solar panels installed on your home? This is a popular home comfort choice in our area. After all, California gets more than enough sunshine, and with incentives and rebates from the state, solar panels are getting easier and more affordable to install. If you’d like to do your part for the environment while cutting your electricity bills down to almost nothing, solar power is the way to go.

If you’re considering this installation, there’s no time like the present to do it! We’re blessed with pleasant, fairly predictable weather this time of the year, and our technicians are ready to help.

Before you schedule your solar panel installation, there are factors for you to consider. Our technicians will help you make an informed decision, but we want to offer a few discussion points for you to talk about when you call for your solar panel installation.

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Solar Attic Fans and Their Impact on Your Home

Monday, September 9th, 2019

solar-panels-on-red-roofWhen dealing with the throes of summer, there’s only so much you can do to keep your house cool—keep your air conditioner well maintained, close up your blinds to keep the sun out once it reaches a certain point, and turn on your solar attic fan. Wait, what’s that? You don’t have an attic fan?

Think about this scenario: during the hottest weeks of summer, the sun beats down on your roof for hours. The AC system has to work even harder to keep your home cool, with the compressor running for longer and longer. This means the AC can eventually struggle, which causes the system to wear down faster than it otherwise would. Fortunately, a solar attic fan professionally installed by our team is a great solution!

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What’s the Hype with Solar Electricity?

Monday, July 15th, 2019

solar-panels-installed-on-red-roofThe thing is, it’s not just hype. It’s a truly excellent solution to the increased energy usage our homes have accumulated in the past decade.

Solar electricity use results in increased energy efficiency, reduced electrical rates, improved reliability, and diminished emissions. It’s derived from the radiation of the sun, a powerful energy source that can be harnessed through the professional installation of solar panels.

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