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5 Summer Energy-Saving Hacks

Here are 5 easy hacks to help you save energy and money while keeping cool this summer:

Add solar panels to your house

With the plunging price of solar power, and an increasingly diverse group of companies such as Tesla and Forward Labs offering new products, the toughest decision may not be whether to install, but which style and color panels to place on your roof.

Advanced Home Energy

Full-service, home performance, general contractor, working with customers to identify areas of improvement in home comfort, health, and efficiency: performance testing, heating & cooling, insulation, moisture control, solar energy, and construction.


Aerial is the easiest and most accurate way to begin carbon offsetting. It tracks your carbon footprint, give you a simple way to offset your emissions via verified forest conservation projects, and offer exclusive insights on how to live more sustainably from credible science writers.

Aerotecture, Ltd.

Aerotecture International seeks to radically transform the dominant paradigm of energy production and consumption around the globe. Blending the concepts of aerodynamics and architecture, Aeroturbines are wind electric turbines designed to be attached to buildings or integrated into the very form of buildings. With Aeroturbines, buildings and other structures will not only consume electricity, but produce it onsite.


Clean energy and savings made easy. Connect your utility account to Arcadia to access clean energy and lower power bills in under two minutes.

California Department of Community Services and Development -- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Administers the federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in California. The federal Department of Health and Human Services distributes funds to states annually to assist with energy bills and offset heating and/or cooling energy costs for eligible low-income households. California's share is distributed to contracted community energy service providers. See website for income guidelines and energy services provider directory.

California Department of Community Services and Development -- Weatherization Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (DOE WAP) delivers energy conservation services to low-income Californians. The Weatherization Assistance Program reduces the heating and cooling costs for low-income families by improving the energy efficiency of their homes and ensuring their health and safety. Among low-income households, the program focuses on those with elderly residents, individuals with disabilities, and families with children. See website for income guidelines and energy services provider directory.

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS)

CRS is a nonprofit that creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy.

Checklist for Saving Energy

Factsheet on saving energy. From low cost tips to larger investments for your home, helping you save in the long run.