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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 12pm

Opening the show with a bit of a chill in the air, Duane Knickerbocker and Bill Small get a bit more into the detail and process for a clipboard audit. If you're aware, but not fully comprehending the specifics, you'll get the details in this conversation. Then you'll hear a bit more on the topic of discussion at every holiday dinner table...generators. It's probably become a more engaging conversation than politics at the dinner table with relatives with a little less polarization.

The Energy Choice is Yours

Choices are everything and today's home energy options are so diverse. New homes are no longer using natural gas, they're totally electric, solar, battery and more. What are some of the reasons, some of the elements to consider when deciding the best ways to go? This is the story to be told as the country makes it's shift to different ways to do things. Even your vehicle is now able to be fueled in your home. No extra stopping at the gas station. No time wasted fueling up. No pollution either. Remarkable. You'll be sure to learn something you didn't know you didn't know.

Preparing for a PSPS

This is a most interesting call as he is fluent in the process of what to do during a PSPS and how best to connect his home. He wants to be cautious and do it right. He is looking at wiring directly to his home, minimizing the cords and hassle. The Brower representative walks him, and you, through pre-wire options in detail. This is a critical listen, if a portable hard-wired unit is something of consideration for your home. Our guest this segment is David Duffield from Champion Power Equipment. Listen up as this is going to be an informative segment.

Things to Consider: Generators

Hear recommendations and options you have when the power situation is less than stable. Should you choose a portable or a home standby generator system? There are a considerable amount of risks that you should be aware of. They occur with both the unit itself as well from fuel to carbon monoxide and heat. Then you have the connection. Are you running extension cords? Open windows? Moving appliances to get the cord. Does that open window create an issue in itself? Would you be better off if you ran it through your own home's wiring instead? Maybe even safer?

To make these things happen, help is only a phone call away. Call Brower Mechanical at (916) 624-0808.

Brower Mechanical is a Qualified Energy Professional with the SMUD Home Performance Program.