Solar Pool Heating

Solar pool heating is an excellent way to save money on your utility bill.  Solar pool heaters are installed on the roof of your home or business, and harness the power of the sun to heat your pool during the day.  This can add up to a lot of savings over the course of the year.

Many areas of the country can only utilize their pool three or four months during the year.  However, with solar pool heating you can increase that window to three or four months, so you can have as many as eight months of swimming in your pool.  This really increases the value of your investment, as installing a swimming pool is usually an expensive proposition.  Many pools cost over $40,000 so if you can only use three months a year, then it doesn’t make a lot of sense.

My neighbor in New Smyrna Beach had a pool built several years ago, and just recently installed a solar pool heater.  She said their pool heater was installed by, and she said they did a very nice job.  She has been very happy with the performance of this green energy investment, and her pool is much more swimmable than before.  She even commented that last summer the pool actually got too warm and they had to turn them off for several days.

Continue reading “Solar Pool Heating”

Land Clearing and Lot Clearing

Land clearing incorporates the elimination of trees as well as the brush on a specific land. Based on the size, purpose, and location of the land, the removal may require advanced land clearing tools and equipment. The three basic methods of land clearing and lot clearing are:

  • Burning
  • Pushover
  • Cutting and grinding

These methods are generally universal, and should be performed by professional tree service companies for safety and efficiency.  I visited a client in Volusia County several weeks ago, and they cleared a 5-acre lot in order to develop and sell the property.  It was a heavily wooded area with trees and excessive overgrowth.  The company they hired was New Smyrna Tree Service located in New Smyrna Beach, FL.  They really did an outstanding job and had the entire project completed in 4 days.


The burning method is very dangerous and should not be considered without professional help. It is also the most dangerous land clearing method.  There are numerous new accounts of this activity getting completely out of control and threatening neighborhoods and people, as well as entire communities.

Continue reading “Land Clearing and Lot Clearing”

Understanding Your Household Fertilizers

Potassium nitrate fertilizer, a common household fertilizer, is usually used in both home gardens as well as in large scale agriculture. Available in liquid or granule form, it incorporates two important nutrients for the growth of plants; potassium and nitrogen. Nitrogen is known for maturing plant species as it promotes the growth. On the other hand, potassium promotes biological functions. The manufactured form of this fertilizer is created by oxidizing ammonia, and Spain, India, and Chile are a few largest sources.


Potassium nitrate is on the other hand named more ordinarily in the US: “saltpeter”. As it contains low amounts of salt and high amount of nitrate, this fertilizer functions admirably to grow potatoes, fruits, tomatoes, and celery, and a few more organic veggies. In agribusiness, it is commonly used to bolster high value or specialty crops. In home greenhouses, potassium nitrate nourishes the flowers, and maintains healthy and green lawns.

Continue reading “Understanding Your Household Fertilizers”

Spray Foam Insulation

Along the lines of excellent green energy products, spray foam insulation in your attic is a great way to reduce your monthly power bill.  It is much more effective than traditional insulation, or blown-in cellulose.  It is clearly the most expensive insulation option, but also has by far the biggest savings payoff.

To work effectively, spray foam insulation is sprayed on the underside of your home’s roof deck. You have to achieve a seal so that there is no air transfer in or out of your attic to the outside air.  The following shows how it is installed.

The resulting effect is an attic that is near the temperature of your home’s interior in the summer months, as opposed to being much, much warmer. So in the summer if your indoor air temperature is 78°, your attic temperature might be 140°F with traditional insulation. This difference is what forces your air conditioning to have to work so hard to keep your home full.

Continue reading “Spray Foam Insulation”

Greetings from ph100 – Power Housing 100%

Welcome to, where we are 100% committed to helping you achieve Power Housing.  What is power housing?  Power housing is a focus on making your home epic – in comfort, in savings, in livability, and in sustainable technology.

We believe that your home is your greatest asset, and our mission is to provide you with all the information and resources to make sure you maximize the value, functionality, and savings in your home.

We perform extensive research on all of the latest technology available to improve your home for you and your family.  We focus on environmentally friendly solutions to not only make your home more efficient and more comfortable, but to also save you money and lighten the load on Mother Earth.  We believe that resources on our planet are indeed finite, and it is our responsibility to oversee this.

Continue reading “Greetings from ph100 – Power Housing 100%”