Myths About Lead Products

In the past, lead was a heavy metal that was used in a variety of common products. However, it was revealed that this metal can pose some health risks to those that face long-term exposure. Due to the health concerns this metal can produce, there have been a variety of myths and misconceptions that have been spread about this substance, and you should know the true behind these notions so that you are better informed. [Read More]

4 Questions To Ask When Considering A Solar Heater For Your Pool

After researching the benefits of using solar power to heat your pool, you may have decided to investigate the possibility of having a solar pool heater installed. However, you may still have questions about how the heater operates. If so, ask the pool representative the following four questions to help get you started gathering information. Can A Solar Heater Be Installed Into Your Current System? Whether or not a solar pool heater can be installed into your current system depends on how old your system is and what type of heater you are currently using. [Read More]

Why Californians Should Hire Energy Consultants to Increase Design Options & Find Long-term Savings

All newly constructed buildings in California must comply with Title 24, or the California Building Standards Code. While a building can be designed to comply with these codes without the help of an energy consultant, hiring a technology consulting firm that specializes in energy both opens up additional design options and provides potential long-term savings. If you're constructing a commercial building in California, here's why you may want to pay an energy consulting firm to help you design a building that's Title 24-compliant. [Read More]

HOA: 5 Things You Need For A Successful Community Clean-Up & Yard Sale Event

If you are on the board of directors for a homeowner's association, you may want to consider hosting an annual community clean-up event to give your residents the ability to get rid of unwanted items and, at the same time, raise funds for your association or a local charity. Your residents can bring their unwanted items to the location where the items will be assessed by volunteers and either thrown away, recycled, donated, or sold. [Read More]