The Home Energy Blog

Everything you need to know to help you save on home energy.

Insulation for Energy Efficiency

Feeling a little chilly indoors? You could just crank up the heat, but that would also crank up your energy bill. The smart play is to examine areas where your home is losing heat and beef up the insulation in those spots. It’s all part of creating a well-sealed...

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Vinyl Replacement Windows are Perfect For San Diego

Imagine it’s a blustery autumn evening in San Diego and you’re enjoying a quiet evening at home when you feel a draft. What are your options? Shiver in silence Put on a sweater Turn up the heat In fact, you have a fourth option: Find the cause of the draft and fix it....

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What Shorter Days Mean for Solar Panel Systems

Solar panel systems generate power all year round, but they're more efficient at some times than at others. Here in Southern California, the weather is still warm and the sun is still shining, but the days are getting shorter and shorter. Time to Fall Back We set the...

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We’re Award Winners!

RC Energy Solutions is honored to be recognized as a 2015 Best Business of San Marcos in the Solar Installation category. We thank the Best Businesses of San Marcos Award Program for the award. We're proud to play a role in "making the San Marcos area a great place to...

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Why Net Energy Metering Matters

In our last post, we explored the pros and cons of buying your solar panels instead of renting. Buying a solar panel system allows you to save even more money on your power bill than you would by leasing. And some of these additional savings come from a practice known...

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Solar Energy: What You Need to Know

[fusion_text]Solar energy offers some very big benefits—it gives you the opportunity to reduce, or even eliminate, your power bill, take advantage of tax credits, and make use of a clean energy source. Once you’ve decided to explore a solar solution for your home,...

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The Benefits of Solar Solutions

Homeowners across the country are adding solar installations, and people in San Diego can especially benefit. Here are some reasons why solar makes sense: LOW, CONSISTENT UTILITY BILLS.  Feel the relief of consistent electricity costs during a time when, according to...

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Leasing vs. Owning my solar panels

When people talk about how solar improved their home value, they are referring to ownership.  Owning a solar energy system is a property asset, so it adds value to your home, while giving you the ongoing benefit of regularly saving on your utility bills.  When you buy...

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Do You Need A New Roof?

How often do you look at your roof? Between running in and out of the house, shuttling the kids back and forth, you might glance up at the roof line only occasionally as you back out of the driveway. But inspecting your roof regularly and making little fixes as needed...

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Home Energy Saving Tips

Replace regular bulbs with CFLs or LEDs Lighting can be up to 20% of your home’s energy use. Compact fluorescent lamps CFLs) or LEDs provide the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs using less energy. CFLs use up to 75 percent less energy than incandescents, can...

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