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Simple solutions to BIG issues during PSPS
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 10am
Simple Solutions for Power Shutoffs
Wow. PSPS, Public Safety Power Shutoffs have been all the conversation when it comes to home energy of late. Solutions, temporary or permanent, begin the show and your hosts Duane Knickerbocker and Bill Small get it going right from the start. Even some very simple solutions to keeping the fridge cold and minimizing loss. So what happens when these outages occur and do they impact your home equipment? Maybe…. are power surges possibly impacting or ruining your home appliances?
Benefits of Home Energy Upgrades As a First Step
Hear Duane explain the details and benefits of solar installation after home energy upgrades, not prior to doing them. Power is a critical thing when you’re used to it so the case studies discussed give great examples of how the proper approach is an efficient way to go. This applies not only to solar but also to generator power. The principals are the same. Get the home right first and then invest the money to keep it as you like it. Exactly as you like it. In every area of the house too. But that’s not all. The outcome and expense in operation of your newly upgraded, energy-efficient home are also guaranteed. Yes. You would receive a guarantee on the monthly bill for the use of your newly upgraded home.
Big SMUD Savings!
Ready to save some big money? How about a $3000 rebate from SMUD on your installation of a new heat pump water heater? That’s literally like getting the water heater free. And, your monthly bill will go down by about 50% if you’re converting from gas. Be sure to explore this option if you’re currently looking or even think you might be in need soon. It’s that worth it.
Last Call for 2019 Battery Backup Incentives
Closing the show out, the conversation moves to solar and battery backup. Timing is now if you want to get the maximum tax credit on your investment. Next year, the credit reduces a bit. The good news is that there is still time to get it done this year. Plus, if you install battery backup at the same time, the credit also applies to your battery backup as well. Bill calls the seamless process of battery backup power “wonderfulness”. And it is. Nothing for you to do in a power outage. It all happens seamlessly. If you’re in an area prone to short term power outages, this is a fantastic solution to what’s going on in your home. Following the battery backup situation is the generator alternative. Portable or permanent generator?
What’s best for your situation? There’s a quick way to find out and that’s to reach out to Brower Mechanical at 916-624-0808.
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