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Solar vs. Energy Savings, Brower Home Power Hour, Sacramento, CA

Earn your home energy degree by listening to today's show. It's all about being educated properly when it comes to doing solar right. You'll hear from hosts Duane Knickerbocker from Brower Mechanical and Bill Small what it takes to be sure you're not putting too much solar on your roof,... Read more

Shake, Rattle & Wheeze. Pros and cons of whole house fans. , Brower Mechanical, Sacramento, CA

Flip the switch, brace yourself as the louvers flap around and begin to shake like a baby's rattle. The fan begins turning slowly at first, then faster and faster and you hear the low hum turn into the full blown sound of a propeller spinning on a winged aircraft. Finally, your hair begins... Read more

There is such a thing as energy independence, Brower Mechanical, Sacramento, CA

Join your hosts, Duane Knickerbocker and Bill Small as they discuss the "how to's" of becoming energy independent. Keep in mind that it all starts with an Energy Plan with your goals and objectives in mind. You may find that total independence isn't the best option. But that's what the... Read more

What's Your Energy IQ? Brower Mechanical, Sacramento, CA

Join your hosts Bill Small and the blue-eyed energy guy, Duane Knickerbocker, as they work to teach and educate you on a variety of important and necessary facts when making decisions that impact your home energy needs. When does it make sense to consider a smaller air conditioning system... Read more

Reduce Before You Produce. Plan Before Getting Solar, Brower Mechanical, CA

Home energy is home science and the more you know about the "how" of keeping your home comfortable, the better decisions you can make on home energy upgrades that could include a new furnace, insulation or even solar. Hosts Duane Knickerbocker and Bill Small engage in some simple solutions... Read more

Are home energy increases almost like a hidden tax?, Brower Mechanical, CA

Think about that title for a minute. Energy increases are like hidden taxes... you can't deduct them, you can't control them, yet you have to be able to heat and cool your home, right? That means you have to pay them! Wherever you may live in the country, it's inevitable you'll see energy... Read more

It's Abe's Birthday. Honest!, Brower Mechanical, CA

Seriously, it is Abe Lincolns birthday today. And one of his character traits was honesty, hence the nickname, Honest Abe. How honest do you think many of the vendors out there are when they're in your home and working on your home energy systems? Unfortunately, honesty has become a valued... Read more

How's your home's appetite? How about an energy pie?, Brower Mechanical, Sacramento, CA

Yes, it is Superbowl Sunday and one of the benefits of blogging for the show after it airs is that the outcome of the game is also confirmed so congrats to all you Patriots fans! Nicely done. For most of us it was an entertaining, exciting and exhilarating game. Unless of course your home... Read more

Energy Savings: Hear it from a Home Energy HERO, Brower Home Power Hour, CA

OK, you've been listening to the show regularly and you hear about all the great home energy upgrades you can make, Reduce before you Produce to save on solar panels, seal your attic to minimize the dust and create a more efficient air flow. Improve the the air in your home creating a more... Read more

Don't be fooled by a SIM, Brower Mechanical, CA

Bill Small and Duane Knickerbocker take you on an incredible energy exploration in this show starting out with the success of the first Energy Exploratorium for your home's utility efficiency. How you get to that space of a truly healthier and more energy efficient home is the core essence... Read more

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