Solar energy systems add value to a home

submitted by Sarah Bergen, Blogger/Publicist, Exact Solar

The streets are once again alive with nature, festivals, yard sales, and open houses. This is the start of what Realtor.com calls the prime home buying season, which typically begins in April and peaks in June.

Buying a home is often seen as an investment, and for both buyers and sellers, there is no better way to invest in a home than to install a solar energy system. Adding a solar energy system to a home is typically seen as a long-term investment, but even those looking to sell in the near future can reap great financial benefits from going solar today.

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Warm your pool with a solar pool heating system

submitted by Sarah Bergen, Blogger/Publicist, Exact Solar

The weather is heating up and soon it will be time to uncover the pool and cool off. But shivering in a chilly pool is no more enjoyable than sweltering in the summer sun.

Luckily, you can harness the power of the sun to keep your pool at just the right temperature. A solar pool heating system can increase the temperature of your pool by 10 to 15 degrees, allowing you to open your pool earlier and extend your swimming season into the cooler fall months.

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Switching to clean energy sources can improve your health

submitted by Sarah Bergen, Blogger/Publicist, Exact Solar

Breathing clean air and drinking clean water is key to good health. However, water and atmospheric contamination caused by the extraction of fossil fuels poses major health risks. As a result, people around the world are plagued by unavoidable symptoms and illnesses, driving up health care costs and causing missed days from work and school.

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Exact Solar: Experts in designing and installing solar energy systems

by June Portnoy

In 2004, when Mark Bortman moved his family from Bucks County to Costa Rica for a year, he never dreamed that this adventure would lead him to starting his own solar energy system installation business. However, while in Costa Rica, Mark apprenticed with a pioneer in the solar industry and learned the business from the ground up. When he returned to Yardley, he founded Exact Solar.

Today, it is the only company in the Greater Philadelphia area with extensive experience designing and installing all three major types of solar energy systems: solar electricity/photovoltaic (PV), solar water heating, and solar pool heating.

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Electric cars are here to stay!

submitted by Sarah Bergen, Blogger/Publicist, Exact Solar

Not so long ago, electric cars were seen as an inconvenient fad for only the most environmentally conscious consumers on the road. But as increasingly practical, affordable, and aesthetically appealing models make their way onto the market, Americans are realizing that electric cars are here to stay – and they make sense.

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‘Tis the season to give back to a charity protecting our planet

submitted by Sarah Bergen, Blogger/Publicist, Exact Solar

The winter months in the Northeast can get gloomy, but the holiday season also brings the joy of savory meals with friends and family, and of course – giving gifts. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Black Friday sales, but don’t forget the true meaning of the holidays – to appreciate what you have and to give to others who are not so fortunate.

Consider donating to these charities that are working to protect our planet and create solutions for sustainable living:

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Electric cars are here to stay!

submitted by Sarah Bergen, Blogger/Publicist, Exact Solar

Not so long ago, electric cars were seen as an inconvenient fad for only the most environmentally conscious consumers on the road. But as increasingly practical, affordable, and aesthetically appealing models make their way onto the market, Americans are realizing that electric cars are here to stay – and they make sense.

The same can be said about solar energy systems. Going solar used to be a luxury of the wealthy, but the cost of an average residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system is half of what it was just five years ago.

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Exact Solar: Experts in designing and installing solar energy systems

by June Portnoy

In 2004, when Mark Bortman moved his family from Bucks County to Costa Rica for a year, he never dreamed that this adventure would lead him to starting his own solar energy system installation business. However, while in Costa Rica, Mark apprenticed with a pioneer in the solar industry and learned the business from the ground up. When he returned to Yardley, he founded Exact Solar.

Today, it is the only company in the Greater Philadelphia area with extensive experience designing and installing all three major types of solar energy systems: solar electricity/photovoltaic (PV), solar water heating, and solar pool heating.

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Winter weatherization is key to cutting energy costs and usage

submitted by Sarah Bergen, Blogger/Publicist, Exact Solar

Winter is creeping in and it’s time to store away air conditioners and crank up the heat. Can you stay warm and still reduce your energy consumption and also save money?

The answer is definitely yes and it’s a key step not only toward helping your wallet, but also pushing our country as a whole toward energy independence and a sustainable future. What a waste to spend money running your oil or gas heater, only to have that nice, toasty air escape out cracks and crevices in your home!

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Final version of Clean Power Plan released

submitted by Sarah Bergen, Blogger/Publicist, Exact Solar

This is the beginning of a major shift in America’s energy landscape. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of the Clean Power Plan last month, which will significantly cut carbon emissions produced by power plants. Fossil fuel-fired power plants are the largest source of carbon emissions in the country, reports the EPA.

The plan aims to cut those emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030, a goal that will be reached by doing three things: improving efficiency of coal-fired power plants; increasingly rely on existing natural gas-powered plants; and expanding solar and wind energy.

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