ACCA Manual J: HVAC Load Calculations

National Building Codes, the California Energy Code, and the California Building Code all require proper HVAC Load Calculations for residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects. HVAC Calculations not only save money but peace of mind, by determining the most efficient heating and cooling equipment/systems for your next project. By taking into account every aspect of… Read more »

Green Building Compliance and Energy Code Compliance with the 2022 California Building Codes

In January of 2023 the State of California adopted the latest updates to the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) and the California Green Building Code (CALGreen). These codes are the backbone upon which the various jurisdictions (Building Departments) throughout California work to improve health, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, building material resource conservation,… Read more »

Rebuilding After a Wildfire in California

Rebuilding your home after a natural disaster is one of the most stressful and devastating things. It can be very heartbreaking, but there is always someone to help. At Rick’s Energy Solutions, our green energy consulting team is dedicated to making sure your home is up to the California green energy codes when building. Our… Read more »

Making Sure Your Home Is Up to the CALGreen Code

Many homeowners struggle with all the work and process that goes with building a new home, which is why it is very important to make sure the designers, builders, and energy consultants are well-informed and experienced in constructing homes under the California green building codes. It’s required to have homes built under these codes in… Read more »

Sudden Increase in Your Home’s Energy Bills?

Are you experiencing an increase in your home’s energy bills? You might be using too much energy, or the equipment in your home might need to be checked on. This situation occurs pretty often. Many homeowners will recognize an increase in some heating, cooling, electricity, or gas bills. These things are common, and they are… Read more »

Why Choose to Upgrade Your Lighting & Appliances?

Every homeowner should always take a look at how their home’s lighting and appliances are working. As new technology improves appliances and lighting for home use, it’s a good idea to look into how much energy you’re using in your home. If you notice that some of your appliances or lighting our outdated, it’s time… Read more »

Home Evacuation in California Due to Wildfires

Homeowners in several counties of California were told to evacuate their homes due to the ravaging wildfires striking down from lightning. It seems every single year there are more and more wildfires causing havoc communities across the state, and even other parts of the country.  With California dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have to… Read more »

The Benefits of Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs

Residents all over the country, but especially in California have been dealing with hardships due to the current climate of our world. Homeowners in California have been devastated with wildfires and other natural disasters, and many people are helping to rebuild their lives. Rick’s Energy Solutions has been working with homeowners and contractors in helping to build… Read more »

California Wildfires are Still Coming

Devastating wildfires across California have ravaged communities, homes, and lives in the past several years. They are still coming. This is a major problem for homeowners in the susceptible areas of California. Homeowners are still rebuilding their lives from wildfires that hit them just a few years ago. Companies like us, Rick’s Energy Solutions are helping… Read more »