Category: Renewable Energy

Rebuilding Your California Home Damaged by Wildfires

The wildfires that affected the state of California that past few years have devastated so many families and their homes all throughout the state. Rebuilding your home can be a very exhausting after going through a wildfire, but it needs to be done. This time around, there are ways to improve your home all around… Read more »

Blower Door Tests for Energy Efficient Homes

Here at Rick’s Energy Solutions, we offer a blower test as part of our Green Building services. This would be a significant value to you when you’re in the process of building a new home or business in California. There are plenty of benefits of sustainable, energy-efficient building design. What is a Blower Door Test?… Read more »

Air Tightness and Energy Savings

With air tightness in your home, you will be saving on energy costs. This is a great opportunity for homeowners to take because our bills are always increasing. If you can cut your energy bills and help save the environment, then you’re helping set a precedent for other people. Air Tightness in Your Home If… Read more »

How Does Moisture Get into Your Home?

Moisture in your home can cause many different problems including mold and mildew growth, which can ultimately affect your health and your home’s condition. If you have moisture in your home, attack the situation immediately. The Cause of Moisture Moisture in your home can occur when there may be poor ventilation in the attic, poor… Read more »

Why is Green Building Important?

In California, Green building is required with new housing across the state, which means there are a set of regulations when building any new home. This is extremely important for the benefit of our environment and energy use in the country. What is it? It’s a set of regulations when building new homes that decreases… Read more »

California Fires Update

The Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, California has displaced close to 200,000 people from their homes and businesses including us, Rick’s Energy Solutions staff from our business in Santa Rosa, CA. 15% of the fire has been contained, which is an estimated 11,312 acres of the total 75,415 acres of vegetation that is in danger…. Read more »

We Need to Act Now Regarding Green Energy

It’s getting down to the wire. The news has been out about climate change, renewable energy, and how we need to act immediately if we want to have a sustainable future. There is a major problem behind the awareness because most people are aware, but they are relying on political leaders to solve every problem,… 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 »