Solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate energy bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster. They are also known to pair well with Infloor Heating Systems to further reduce your costs and impact. The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent years, and most homeowners have the option of buying the system, leasing it on reasonable payment terms, or having a third-party pay for and install the system at no up-front cost at all for the homeowner. Plus, home solar systems may be eligible for federal… READ MORE
We recently came across an article highlighting how Colorado’s most energy efficient home is heated, and found it fascinating. Reliably heating a very small space can be surprisingly challenging. The heating method and source needs to be reliable, consistent, safe, and not over heat the space. One builder faced this challenge head on with fantastic results. Have a look at their story and how they provided the perfect solution. How do you design a heating system for a home that uses barely any heat? For builder Andrew Michler, the solution was to keep it as simple as possible.
Have you considered powering your home by the sun; one of our most powerful and abundant natural resources? If the aesthetics or cost have been turning you off, now’s the time to re-think solar, which is being offered in a new, captivating way. In October, Tesla unveiled a Solar Roof, considered to be as beautiful as it is green.
According to data from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar power experienced a record-breaking year in 2015, reporting that the U.S. solar industry installed 7,286 megawatts of solar power last year.
Solar energy is becoming more accessible to Americans as the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s SunShot Initiative comes closer to fruition, announced on July 7. The DOE SunShot Initiative is a national collaborative effort to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by the end of the decade. They are working to bring solar energy to as many people as possible by lowering the cost of solar electricity so that it is fully cost-competitive with traditional sources of energy.
We love the Earth, and our radiant heating systems are one of the “greenest” options available, especially with solar and geo thermal additions.