Solar Power

Solar energy may now be one of the greatest energy alternatives for your home. Saving on your monthly power consumption when using a solar system is hands down the biggest cost benefit to any solar system. No longer will you be subject to fluctuating rates and fluctuating energy use. With the installation of a solar paneling system you become the master of your electrical needs.

The initial costs of a solar panel system are based on the panels that you choose and the supporting parts of the system including wiring components, racking and mounting hardware, inverter or micro inverter, installation costs, and the cost of energy cells to store the energy in. The long term payback of course far out ways the initial investment which has come down in cost dramatically from when this power source was first conceived.  Remember, the more solar panels installed in a system the lower the overall costs per watt will be for the consumer.

The payback period from solar panel systems varies but for most residential installations your investment will be recouped after about seven years of use. This of course depends on the costs of power and whether or not the power company offers solar rebates. The most effective use of solar energy is of course to have enough power storage to remove yourself completely from the grid and no longer be subjected to the power company.

The greatest feature of solar energy beyond the cost savings is the completely clean and sustainable energy. The amount of solar energy hitting the surface of the earth in a year is twice as much as the energy obtained from every other non-renewable resource like coal, oil, and natural gas. Solar power can be utilized for a huge range of varying purposes in residential, agricultural, industrial, and commercial applications. The efficiency of solar energy as well as the lowered operational costs make solar energy one of the most consistently effective means for producing energy.


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An Old Home Means Old Power: 2 Pronged receptacles

outlet_origA common problem I have seen in many of the homes I’ve lived in is the occurrence of undergrounded receptacles. These are the two prong outlets that have no grounding option. This means that the house wiring has no way to safely conduct any stray current that escapes the confines of the wire. This type of outlet is grandfathered in to the code laws, but the modern code requires all circuits be grounded.

These types of outlets present minimal danger as long as you do not use an adapter to fit a three prong into a two prong outlet. These adapters can easily destroy the device you are plugging in and increase the chance of electrocution. The only solution in this case is to replace the two prong outlets with modern three prongs but only if the wiring allows.

A major mistake that many homeowners make is to simply swap out an old 2 pronged for a new 3 pronged outlet and assume that will work. A 3 pronged outlet must be connected to a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.

The Best option and safest option when dealing with this type of problem is to have a professional come out and ensure that the job is done correctly. Working with high power receptacles can not only endanger your home but also endanger your life. Use a GFCI tester on all outlets in your home after reinstallation to make sure they are grounded.