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.

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Benefits of Solar Powered Exhaust Fans

solar powered exhaust fansHomeowners with attic are advised to have attic fans installed to vent heat or warm air of the house and to keep it fresh inside. But what if your home doesn’t have an attic? How would you eliminate warm air without adding to the electricity bills? The answer is solar-powered exhaust fans that can be mounted on a wall and save on bills as well.

The solar-powered exhaust-fans have proven to be successful in maintaining a comfortable temperature within the house by keeping the air fresh and clean. Let us look at some of the top benefits of installing a solar-powered exhaust fan at home:

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Low Maintenance Trees for Your Residence

low maintenance treesEveryone loves to see greenery in the front and backyard. But, not all have the time to prune and trim the tree. Therefore, it is best to look for your options with low maintenance trees for your residence. These are the ones that don’t need a lot of tree maintenance and care done all the time. It would be more than enough to keep it trimmed or pruned only once every year or few years.

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Best Stone Countertops for Kitchen

Kitchen Stone CountertopsA kitchen with rough handling needs durable countertops for chopping and protection from massive spills. Stone countertops make a perfect fit for such a kitchen. Here are some best stone countertops for a kitchen that is worth buying if you are planning to remodel your kitchen.

1. Soapstone: Soapstone is natural. It is usually available in the market in a dark gray color. It is smooth and silky to touch. Soapstone has emerged as an alternative to granite and has found its place in modern houses. Its installation is a bit complicated. On the brighter side, the countertop is deep and rich in color, quite impervious to heat and damages, and is stain resistant.

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Boiler Pipe Insulation

boiler insulationA boiler is an instrument where fluid like water is heated to a temperature of as high as 200°F or even more. The boiler is connected with two pipes, one that brings in the fluid and the other one transport the heated fluid to its destination. The transition phase that takes place from taking the fluid to its destination contributes to the energy cost quite heavily. During transportation, a certain level of heat is lost that causes excessive power consumption and heavy electricity bills.

The heat thus lost can be preserved by using insulators on the boiler pipe. It is the most cost-effective way to keep unnecessary utility expenditure at bay. Let us look at how boiler pipe insulation works:

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Home Solar Products

Home Solar ProductsSolar is the most abundant source of energy on earth. Thanks to the people who tirelessly shared information on how great this renewable source of energy is, there are now many more who are switching to solar. As we all know, solar is clean energy, can help reduce our carbon footprint and is much friendlier to the environment compared to other power sources. However, not everyone can afford a full-on solar power installation. Even with the continuous reduction on installation costs, switching to solar power can still be very expensive. If you want to make a significant change but budget is an issue, you can start with home solar products.

There are plenty of home solar products available on the market today. While some may be expensive, many of them are actually very affordable. Opting for solar products over other electronic appliances is a good start if you want to make a switch to more environment-friendly options.

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Affordable Solar Panel Installation

Affordable Solar PanelSwitching to solar power for your property is a big decision to make. Solar offers a whole lot of benefits such as great savings on energy costs, reduction of your carbon footprint, and more. However, it can get quite pricey especially when you don’t know where to look. Yes, it’s an investment that pays for itself, but you would have to spend money, in the beginning, to get them installed. Thankfully, there are ways for you to find affordable solar panel installation.

Because the demand for it is high, there are now many solar contractors to choose from. While these companies offer very similar services, many of them have different rates. Of course, the cheapest is not always the best choice. The most expensive one doesn’t always guarantee the best service. You also have to do your research before making a decision on who to work with.

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Elegant Bathroom Granite Countertops

Granite Bathroom CountertopsBuilding a new bathroom for your home or are you remodeling your bathroom to make it more functional and beautiful? You must have come across bathroom granite countertops as one of your choices. Truth be told, granite is one of the most popular choices among homeowners these days because of its timeless beauty and elegance. More than that, granite is very durable and will certainly last for many years.

Granite is a great choice for bathroom countertops because you can select from a variety of colors and designs that can easily match whatever theme you may already have. Furthermore, the durability of granite remains unmatched by other material options. It won’t crack nor chip all too easily. It is very easy to clean too. In addition, granite is a heat-resistant material. Even if you use granite for the walls and bathroom floors, you won’t have to worry about it getting damaged over time.

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Moving on a Budget Tips

Moving on a BudgetMoving to a new home soon? You must be excited! A new place could mean a new life, new stuff, new friends, new neighborhood, and so many more! However, moving would certainly require a whole lot of time and effort. And even if you managed to do everything on your own, it may still cost you some money. If you’re already struggling with your budget, moving costs would certainly become an additional burden.

So you wouldn’t have to spend too much more and you could stay within your budget, here are some tips you can keep in mind when you’re moving.

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Granite Countertops for the Kitchen

Granite CountertopsIf you’re considering a kitchen remodel soon or if you’re building one for your new home, you must pay great attention to the countertops. This is where a lot of work will be done so it’s just right for you to get one that’s not only beautiful but also very durable. One of the most popular choices today are granite countertops for the kitchen.

Granite is a very strong and durable stone. It is used not only in the kitchen but also in other areas of the home such as the bathroom, living area, bedrooms, patios, and more. There are plenty of color options to choose from to perfectly match your home’s interiors and other decors.

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Solar Panel Repairs

Solar Panel RepairsSolar panels are built to last. They are designed to withstand even the toughest weather conditions. Since these panels are placed outdoors where they’re exposed to rain and sunlight, materials used for solar panels must be very sturdy. However, there are some unfortunate events that may lead to breakage. In these cases, it is best to call a contractor who is licensed to work on solar panel repairs.

First of all, you must check with your local solar contractor. More often than not, your solar panel installations come with warranty coverage. In some cases, damages are covered by these warranties. However, there are times when damages such as shattered solar panels are no longer within warranty. It is still best to work with your solar contractor instead of doing it on your own or calling a non-solar expert.

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