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How Popular are LEDs?

(by Phoebe Parlade) If you didn’t already know, LED bulbs only use about one-fifth of the energy that a typical incandescent bulb uses. Additionally, over the past few years, LED bulbs have become more affordable for consumers and are starting to be a viable option for lighting in both the home and work place. As… Continue Reading

Solar Purchases to Add to Home’s Curb Appeal

Fun Solar Purchases to Add to Your Home’s Curb Appeal By Katie Comer     Solar power purchases are an inexpensive and effective tool to boost a home’s curb appeal. Here are a few of Modernize’s favorite ideas that can add curb appeal to your home using solar purchases.   Lighting   Brighten the existing… Continue Reading

Home’s Highest Energy Costs (and How to Lower Them)

by Uma Campbell, January 14, 2016- When posed with the question, “what uses the most energy in our homes?” many people aren’t very surprised to learn that their HVAC (Heating/Ventilation & Air Conditioning) systems are the biggest culprits on most utility bills. Accounting for almost half (47%) of all energy costs, keeping our house comfortable year… Continue Reading

The Solar Demand

by, October 26, 2015: The solar industry continues to grow at an outstanding pace. Even though solar usage has dramatically increased, only one percent of energy needs are currently coming from solar power, according to this infographic from RSI. This means the industry should continue to grow for decades.   Many U.S. government departments… Continue Reading

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