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Happy New Year...Did you resolve to lower your home energy expense?

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Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 3pm

Wow! It’s already 2019. With the whirlwind of incredible technological advances in home energy and interconnectivity to help manage all your creature comforts and peace of mind that took place in 2018, you can only imagine what’s in store for the new year! Your hosts, Duane Knickerbocker and Bill Small start immediately on the course of technology to help lower expense and put you in a more comfortable and healthy living environment. And there’s more! With the advent of interconnectivity systems, you’ll hear how some of that is actually translating into home security as well. The “Nest” devices are a great example. Thermostats, doorbell cameras, internal video and all from your mobile device or phone. It’s absolutely mind boggling to think this has all taken place in just a couple of years. You can get it all in a simple video by visiting the That will get you started.

Now, heading deeper into the discussion, know you have options whenever whatever happens to your system for home comfort. Everything can be fixed and the results could be surprising. And since nearly 50% of homeowners’ believe they have an energy efficient home, it’s well worth the investment in time to explore the opportunity to see what your options could be. Maybe it’s worth repairing a failing unit to buy time to get you where you want to be. Maybe you’re better off not fixing but replacing with more current technology. Think for a minute about using your energy expense as an investment tool. What if you actually reduced expense and gained value? This is an excellent story on a case study for best usage of your home energy expense converted to a positive return. A great ROI (return on investment). Do the math by comparison to your portfolio investment in this crazy stock market we’re seeing today. The opportunity cost is tremendous and only getting better! An investment in your home energy system may actually yield a greater return than your investments in your retirement account. And the best part...when you do these types of upgrades, you’ll get a formal document to show the value that the real estate market has to take into account when appraising your home, thus raising the value of your home too! It’s really a win win situation for everyone.

So you’ve come down to actually making a decision for energy upgrades and solar. Hear a great case study to give yourself some benchmarks to consider, evaluate and get the most return out of the investment. As we opened with technology changes, we close with technology opportunities. Well worth the listen to learn what electrical options exist that are more efficient than anything you’re using today. Learn what electrification really means. How heat pumps are in your future and how you can get a solid return regardless of how long you’ll be staying in the home. It’s all right here on the Brower Home Power Hour today.
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