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 »
Making Sure Your Home Is Up to the CALGreen Code
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 If you notice that some of your appliances or lighting our outdated, it’s time… Read more »
2020 Advanced Energy Rebuild Program
At Rick’s Energy Solutions, Inc., we are very proud to be working with more than 40 homeowners who are participating in the 2019 Advanced Energy Rebuild Program (AER) and receiving substantial cash incentives to make their replacement homes very energy efficient in the aftermath of the devastating wildfires in the past three years. Now, we are beginning… Read more »
California Building Energy Efficient Code: Effective Jan 1, 2020
There are upcoming changes to the Energy Code that will apply to any building permit that is submitted to the building department on or after their last business day of 2019. We want every homeowner and business owner to be aware of the changes and application process. This is important for applicants to get their… Read more »
What is my HERS Index Score and How is it Calculated?
We could talk all day about the benefits of HERS testing—and we have in a previous post! However, there’s more to understand when it comes to the HERS Index Score. It can tell you how efficiently your home’s operating its energy, areas that you can improve upon, and, by doing so, cost-saving measures that you… Read more »
The Benefits of HERS Testing in a New Home
When it comes to the rapidly increasing energy costs in America, it’s important to understand how energy efficient your home is. A HERS test will help you decrease your energy costs and increase your energy savings, putting money back where it belongs: in your wallet! What is a HERS test? HERS stands for Home Energy… Read more »