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Brower Home Power Hour: Formerly the CHERP Energy Wise Forum, Brower Mechanical has now recrafted the program to further promote the process of home energy optimization thru home energy audits, insulation, windows, solar and more. Continuing the relationship with the non-profit Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP)monthly seminars are designed to provide access to virtually free home energy assessments ($300+ value!)that can then lead to maximizing government and utility rebates and incentives to both reduce expense and increase home values. An incredibly informative show to help anyone considering solar or home energy upgrades make the best investment decision utilizing the small solar process by reducing before producing.

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So you’ve heard the abbreviation before. B-T-U. What’s that mean anyhow and how does it tie into Mother’s day? Well, a BTU is a British Thermal Unit and it’s a gauge of heat. And what’s that got to... Read more
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When it comes to energy, efficiency is everything and efficiency is what we’re all about. That’s why you’ll hear your hosts Duane Knickerbocker and Bill Small talking about the recognition Brower... Read more

Radio Show Archive

August 27, 2016: 5 gallons of water and Energy?

Hope that title got your attention for this weeks show! I'll give you a hint of what Bill Small and Duane Knickerbocker are going to be covering in the first segment. Five gallons of water are pretty heavy. Wouldn't you agree? Imagine 10,000 gallons of in your pool. And now a pump has to move all that water every night through a filter. Yeah. That's a heavy load. That means energy to run the pump and if that pump is not very efficient, well, that's why you need to listen to the show. And that's just for starters as the show goes on to talk about the consequences of doing nothing about your homes energy, roofing and a great interview with a very satisfied customer. For more details about home energy conservation and solar options, call Brower Mechanical today. 916-624-0808 or on line at ""

August 20, 2016: Holistically healthy homes! 3 easy cures.

Your host Bill Small gets into a great discussion with Duane Knickerbocker of Brower Mechanical about the most significant things you can do to save on your home's energy usage (and it doesn't start with solar!).

Have a little fun learning about Chicken Coop Bingo, and then get serious. Is your house healthy? What about holistically looking at your energy usage vs just one element of it? Like your car, it's a matter of everything operating in sync vs getting only one element right when it comes to a healthy functioning home. You wouldn't replace three tires and a battery and call it a tune up!

Then, an outstanding guest from a recent install named Jan, tells her story and the amazing result... well, listen in to hear what happened. You'll also hear about the "Teenie Tiny Solar Club" and the growth of those taking all the steps to reduce before producing! Get your home wholistically healthy by calling Brower Mechanical today! 916-624-0808 online at "".

August 13, 2016: Webinars, assessments, opinions and purple foam. Gotta listen!

Wow, so much info this week! A home energy webinar on 8-24, solar assessments, second opinions before you do solar or any major energy upgrade, and the big revitalization to the first ten people requesting a solar assessment. How can you beat that? Host Bill Small and Duane Knickerbocker take this show to a whole new level with the opportunities they present to you. The purple foam thing is real too! Listen to find out what that's all about. And no, it was not a Sacramento Kings fan gone wild! You can count on The Brower Home Power Hour to bring you facts, figures and answers to your questions about energy upgrades, solar and how to best maximize the two. For more information, call Brower Mechanical @ 916-624-0808 or visit

August 6, 2016: Happy Birthday to Brower Home Power Hour!

One year ago today, Duane Knickerbocker began what has become the successful home energy show, The Brower Home Power Hour. Happy Birthday to saving energy, saving on solar panels and learning how to reduce BEFORE you produce. As a thank you for listening and supporting the program, Brower Mechanical is offering a free revitalization of your home's energy system with your solar assessment. Who on earth gives gifts OUT on their birthday? Well, somebody who cares enough to make a difference to others. That's what Brower Mechanical is all about. This is a show to be heard as it's full of information on how to minimize your solar commitment, a great story about charging your car, running your pool and cooling your home with solar, and finally, saving money.
Don't let the crazy hot weather wear on you or your family, call your lifeftstyle contractor, Brower Mechanical today @ 916-624-0808 or visit

July 30, 2016: Are You A Whole House Fan... Fan?

There's a lot of air moving in the show today. Fresh air, cool air, hot air, all through the house. Host Bill Small discusses with Duane Knickerbocker the pros and cons of whole house fans. Find out what's changed in the technology so you're not hearing the vibrations and wind noise of a hurricane passing through your house! You'll also learn about the value and difference of a revitalization of your home energy system versus a simple tune-up. BIG DIFFERENCE! Finally, hear about the Brower Mechanical home energy showroom. It's been remodeled and is open to show you what you can expect from solar design, energy efficient water heaters, whole house fans, pool pumps and more. It's worth the visit. Find all this and more on line at Or call Brower Mechanical at 916-624-0808.

July 23, 2016: Oh My, It's Late July!

For most in the Sacramento region we know that July is the beginning of the triple digit heat. It never seems to fail and the later in the month, the hotter it can get. This month is no exception and unfortunately, there's a real heat wave on with temperatures soaring over 100. Now what? The house is hot. Too hot for comfort and you didn't act when should have to be certain everything was working properly. There are options to consider and Bill and Duane talk about those choices you can make to help reduce your energy consumption and still have a cool and comfortable home. You'll also hear about ways to make your air conditioner work a lot less in some of the hottest months with whole house fans. You can be sure this is one show that's much, much more than a bunch of hot air! If you're roasting in your house or if your A/C is in need of repair, stop suffering! Not only is it uncomfortable but it's actually unhealthy and could even be dangerous depending on your condition and age. Call Brower Mechanical immediately at 916-624-0808 or visit them on line at ""

July 16, 2016: More comfort less expense. Now you're talkin'!

This week your host Bill Small really gets the information out of Duane Knickerbocker from Brower Mechanical. Learn about heat pumps and the pros/cons in your personal lifestyle environment. Dual fuel systems for your HVAC, who would have thought? Free utility sponsored AC units, rising PG&E rates and what they mean to many who are simply sitting on the sidelines of energy efficiency. AND a webinar that you can attend to learn about the best ways to plan and take the proper steps to maximizing your home's energy efficiency form attic insulation to full solar installation. Phew... that's a lot in a little ol' one hour show but well worth every minute of your listening pleasure! And to think, you'll actually get money saving tips from what you hear for free. As always, you can call Brower Mechanical at 916-624-0808 or visit "" to learn more.

July 9, 2016: Lifestyle comfort that doesn't come on a stick.

Hey, it's state fair time and it's hot, what a surprise! What doesn't come on a stick during fair time? Your home comfort for sure. (Unless you feel like your on a rotisserie.) Join the conversation this week as Bill and Duane interview a very happy customer named Rob who did his homework before choosing Brower. What he has to say may shock you. You'll also hear about the "Teenie Tiny Solar" club for those who have saved thousands on their panel installs by going small solar. It's all about sizing the bid properly to explain the options and best ways to minimize the number of panels on the roof. Less panels, less expense. Who can't live with that? The house dictates the sizing when everything's done right. How to be sure??? Call Brower Mechanical today at 916-624-0808 or visit "".


July 2, 2016: Celebrate Your Independence From Home Energy Expense!

Freedom is a great feeling especially when it's related to a regular expense that is unpredictable. But did you know there are ways to not only get home energy expense predictable but reduced to virtually zero? Listen in as your host Bill Small talks with Duane Knickerbocker of Brower Mechanical about the myriad of ways you can reduce your high energy cost, strategically earn utility rebates and even get your home cooled down now with no payments for one year (on your good credit of course!). You'll even hear from an actual customer about her journey thru the solar investigation process about why she chose Brower Mechanical and the unbelievable outcome she has experienced as a result of their commitment to doing the job right. To learn more about Brower Mechanical and how they're generating energy Independence this fourth of July and beyond call 916-624-0808 or visit "". With the money you save you'll be cooking steak and tri-tip next year instead of hot dogs for your Independence day BBQ!

June 25, 2016: The higher the temp, the bigger the smile!

Whoa! It can get scorching hot in the Sacramento Valley so why would anyone smile the higher the heat? Well, if your home were perfectly comfortable inside regardless of the outside temp, you're smilin', especially knowing you're paying less to expect more! And your show hosts Bill and Duane are grinning ear to ear because they know they have another happy customer. If you aren't smiling because you're sweating your face off in your uncomfortable hotbox, they're smiling because they know they can help you when you call. You'll hear all about steps to take to get your home to that perfect level of comfort in this show. At Brower, they love nothing more than the opportunity to help you get your home to the level of interior comfort you desire. As a lifestyle contractor that's what it's all about. Keeping you comfortable in your home for the least amount of expense possible! Call them today at 916-624-0808 or visit them on line (and see what they're all about)by visiting You'll be really glad you did.