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News from Imperial Valley News:
Imperial, California (NAPSI) – Warmer weather can be a terrific time for homeowners to undertake projects to spruce up their house or landscape. When the AC bills shoot up, it’s also a time many look for ways to increase their home’s energy efficiency.
Fortunately, saving energy doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort. There are a number of simple ways to conserve energy and save money in the long run:
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• Check furnace or air conditioner filters each month…………… continues on Imperial Valley News
Energy independence through solar makes economic sense
News from Arizona Capitol Times:
By Guest Opinion
Published: July 6, 2012 at 9:11 am
If there’s one thing we have plenty of in Arizona, it is sunshine. The sunshine draws people here, powering our tourism industry and real estate industries. But more and more, the sunshine is powering something else — the opportunity for energy independence.
This is certainly the time to be thinking about independence, and that means more than just hot dogs and flags (even though I love both). To me, independence means freedom, and freedom means choice — the choice to live where and how you want. As a local real estate developer for the past 30 years, I’ve seen first-hand that for Arizonans — and especially in our retirement communities — this increasingly means having access to efficient, clean and affordable housing options. More and more, solar power is playing an important role in providing those choices.
Our ample sunshine makes solar an obvious choice for our state. In fact, Arizona is now ranked fourth in the nation in the amount of installed solar power per capita, with nearly 17,000 solar panels on homes, businesses and military bases across the state.
For homeowners — especially those looking to save money — solar makes sense. Nationwide, solar prices have fallen 20 percent in the past…………… continues on Arizona Capitol Times
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