Category: Home Maintenance

  • Protected: Solar: Year 4 Review

    Protected: Solar: Year 4 Review

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  • Save rooftop solar!

    Save rooftop solar!

    California is a leader in solar power generation. The abundance of sunshine makes California the ideal place to go solar. Utilities often generate solar power through large-scale solar farms. Homeowners and other property owners generate solar power to offset their own consumption in a small-scale format. Those generation methods have value. However new legislation threatens…

  • Whole House Fan 2.0

    Whole House Fan 2.0

    This blog post is a follow-up from QuietCool Whole House Fan Four years later, I still love my whole house fan. It’s one of the best things I put into my house for the money. In particular, I love: fresh air rolling through the house reduced demand for air conditioning in the late afternoon when electricity…

  • Rinnai Tankless Review

    Rinnai Tankless Review

    Rinnai completely bailed on their Google Home integration. It doesn’t work. The company promised it in their marketing and then did an about face and removed it in a subsequent update. Buyer Beware. This review highlights the Rinnai RUR98eN but talks about many concepts common to all tankless water heaters. When I was looking at…