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The Future is Here: Digital Pool Temp Control

In News, Raise Your Solar I.Q., Water Tech by The LeverEdge

One of the most common reasons people give for not owning a pool is because it is “too much of a hassle to maintain”. Second to that, another reason offered is that pool maintenance is costly and requires monthly visits from a technician who charges a pretty penny for their services. The reality is that pool maintenance technology has come …

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Choosing the Right Solar Attic Fan

In Air Tech, Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

Did you know that there are more than six different, unique solar attic fan formats? Did you also know that The LeverEdge provides solar attic fan solutions that are specific to the type of roof on your home or business? The truth is that solar attic fan technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 10 years. The …

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An Overview of Our PV System Products

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

When designing, installing and testing a new solar power generation system, a lot of work goes into specifying the right PV materials to be used with the right mounting and routing hardware. The LeverEdge goes to extreme measures to ensure that the material providers we work with produce only the highest quality components at prices that our customers can afford. …

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Little-Known Benefits of Solar Attic Fans

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

Solar attic fans work to keep air circulating throughout the warmer, less used parts of the home. Generally speaking, the idea is that by keeping warmer air from pooling in the attic, the entire home is made more energy efficient. What’s more, because many attic fans are solar powered, there is no ongoing cost to run them. If these reasons …

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What to Look for in a Pool Pump

In Financial Advice, Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

Envision this: it’s a beautiful day, and you and the family are out relaxing by the pool. You’ve spent a lot of time, money, and energy outfitting the perfect pool area, complete with water features, a filtration system, and high-quality accessories. So, you’d probably be less than pleased to see your filtration system, water features and spa jets suddenly stop …

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What is PV Monitoring, and Why Does It Matter?

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

Solar power systems are investments that are worth protecting. That means more than just opting for the installation warranty or ensuring correct product selection and integration. It also means staying ahead of the curve by anticipating potential system issues before they become more costly, saving you time and money in the long run. This is precisely why PV monitoring is …

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Key Benefits of Solar Heating for Domestic Water

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Uncategorized by The LeverEdge

Traditional water heaters typically rely on a gas-fueled method of combustion that burns a non-renewable resource (natural gas) in exchange for thermal energy (heat) being applied to your water. In colder climates, these systems are seen as a necessity because current technology only allows water to be heated by the sun down to a certain temperature threshold. However, sunnier geographical …

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Solar Attic Fans 101

In Raise Your Solar I.Q. by The LeverEdge

Solar power can be harnessed in many unique ways, from solar-heated water panels to PV arrays. Home and business owners can also install solar attic fans. You may not be familiar with solar attic fans and how they can benefit a building by reducing energy costs and keeping air circulation consistent, so, in this post we’re going to have a critical look …

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Is Solar Water Heating Right for Me?

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice, Uncategorized by The LeverEdge

When we consider the various ways that we can harness energy from the sun, there are two principle methods that most all collection efforts fall into: thermal energy collection and photovoltaic energy collection. Thermal collection refers to capturing heat from sunlight, not necessarily electricity. Photovoltaic (also known simply as PV) energy collection involves using sunlight to charge ions in a …