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6 Tips to Keep Homes Cool this Summer!


Posted in: Homeowner | Tags: | July 2, 2019

Tips to Keep Homes Cool

Despite the slow start, it appears that summer is finally here in Northern Colorado and things are heating up quickly. You’ve probably noticed that your home is becoming awfully warm by the end of the day which is why we’re here with our best tips to keep homes cool this summer. 

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Energy Monitoring and Why It’s Important


Posted in: Homeowner | Tags: , , , | April 18, 2019

Here at Sandbox Solar, we’re committed to helping you find energy-efficient solutions that make sense for your needs and are reasonable on a long-term basis. The first step in doing so is to start with energy monitoring. This means that before we ever sell you a solar power system or make suggestions about energy-efficient upgrades to make in your home or office, we’ll get a baseline understanding of where you’re currently at. We’ll leverage smart energy-monitoring solutions to track and quantify how your home is currently performing and where you utilize the majority of your power. We’ll use this information to make smart decisions about the kind of solar system you may need and help you determine the most effective behavior changes and upgrades.

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4 Benefits of Smart Home Technology


Posted in: Homeowner | Tags: , , , | April 3, 2019

Smart Home | Sandbox Solar

In the technological day and age we find ourselves living in, you can now manage nearly all of your home’s functions right from an app on your phone. This includes things like turning lights off or on, controlling temperatures, running appliances like your dishwasher, and making your home safer – all in easy-to-use apps right on your hand-held device. The ability to control these things is driven by relatively new technology that falls under the smart home category. If you haven’t adopted these features in your home, you might be surprised to learn that there are many benefits of smart home technology that will likely pay for the investment in the upgrades over time.

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7 Tips to Increase Your Home Energy Efficiency this Winter


Posted in: Homeowner | Tags: , , | November 13, 2018

Home Energy Efficiency | Sandbox Solar

Our early snowstorm this fall and the cold nights we’ve been having in Northern Colorado remind us: winter is coming! In light of the new Time-of-Day pricing in Fort Collins and the added expense of heating your home during these colder months, use these tips to increase your home energy efficiency this winter:

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Homeowners: Be Prepared for Time-of-Day Pricing


Posted in: Homeowner | August 30, 2018

Time-of-Day Pricing | Sandbox Solar

In case you haven’t heard, the City of Fort Collins has released new Time-of-Day pricing, beginning in October 2018, that will greatly change how your bill is calculated. As you can see in this graphic, electricity used during peak hours, or hours in the evening, will cost you as much as 3x what it would normally run. Here at Sandbox Solar, we’re helping all Fort Collins Utilities users understand the implications of this change and how to avoid huge electricity bills. Read on to find out more:

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