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Product Spotlight: Residential Solar PV Kits

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

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems allow you to significantly reduce your electricity costs by using the natural energy produced by the sun. While this may seem like a simple feat in the current era, the technology behind it is anything but! It takes a lot of high-end engineering and electrical component innovation to produce all-in-one solar PV kits that can begin …

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Unvented Attics: What’s the Worst that Can Happen?

In Air Tech, Residential Solar by The LeverEdge

In a traditional single-family home, the attic isn’t normally used very much, aside from perhaps storage. Furthermore, it’s typically not even discussed or thought about—that is, until something goes wrong. In the case of attics that aren’t properly vented, a host of issues can work together to decimate a homeowner’s pocketbook over time. These issues can almost all be remedied …

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Pentair’s Powerful SolarTouch and IntelliFlo System

In Residential Solar, Water Tech by The LeverEdge

The world has seen a lot of technological innovation in the past decade. One area where this is especially obvious is with solar pool heating systems. Leading the way in advancements for solar-heated pool equipment is Pentair, a manufacturer of the SolarTouch, IntelliFlo, and IntelliPro lineup. So what’s so great about Pentair’s products, and why are LeverEdge customers raving about …

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Can You Really Heat Your Pool for Free?

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

It sounds like a proposition that is too good to be true: enjoy the benefits of a perfectly heated pool without paying for it. Is this really the case? In this article, the solar experts at The LeverEdge are answering this question by taking a close look at the Solar Hydronics pool heating system and using it as an example …

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4 ‘Hidden’ Benefits of Venti Solar Attic Fans

In Air Tech, Residential Solar by The LeverEdge

Solar-powered attic fans are an obvious solution to the problem of uncirculated air in attics. However, there are numerous secondary benefits that go beyond the primary ones, and in this post, we’re exploring four of the ‘hidden’ benefits that solar attic fan owners enjoy. #1: Preserved Home Value You might be wondering: how can a solar-powered attic fan help to …

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3 Key Benefits of a Guardian Solar Water Heating System

In Residential Solar, Water Tech by The LeverEdge

Traditional domestic water heaters use either electricity or natural gas to heat the water you need for cleaning, bathing, and general use. Depending on where you live and the price you pay for electricity or gas, using a traditional water heater can cost as much as $1,000 per year. Guardian solar water heaters use thermal energy harvested from the sun, …

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Anatomy of a Solar Attic Fan

In Residential Solar, Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

Solar attic fans are a technological wonder—they use freely available energy from the sun to power an exhaust fan that helps to regulate the temperature and humidity of the attic. This is important because uncirculated air in the attic can lead to a host of problems, including ice damming, heating and cooling inefficiencies, and even mold and mildew formation. In …

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Which Is Better: Solar Panels or a Solar Water Heater?

In Residential Solar by The LeverEdge

Have you been trying to decide which is the better investment between solar panels and a solar water heater? The short answer is that “regular” solar panels may be the better option if you have a large roof and that a solar water heater may be better if your home has a smaller roof. However, the long answer is more …

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Why Should I Get a Solar Attic Fan?

In Residential Solar by The LeverEdge

What’s the hype about solar attic fans? Solar attic fans have a variety of benefits compared to passive or electric attic vents. Read on for more information about why you should make the upgrade today. Protect Your Roof Improperly vented attics can lead to heat pockets, which melt the snow on your roof in patches. Then, the melted snow freezes …