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Can I Afford a Pool? San Diego Pools Breaks Down Pool Costs »

<<< SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2015 on KOGO AM 600 >>> Building a pool is no small undertaking, so it's natural to ask "Can I afford a pool?" San Diego Pools breaks down how much it costs to build a pool, and what upgradeable options are available. There's a pool for nearly every budget and space, you just have to make the first call.

Designing a Home Security System

Designing a Home Security System »

Any good security system combines tightly locking up the house to prevent unwanted entry, eliminating the ways that intruders can conceal themselves on your property, and making your home feel occupied, whether you are at home or not.

Cantor’s Corner: Net Energy Metering

Cantor’s Corner: Net Energy Metering »

We have had a lot of discussion on recent Approved Home Pro radio and TV shows about solar and net metering, so I wanted to break it down to basics. What is Net Energy Metering? Net Energy Metering is a program with the utility company that means when you over produce power from your solar system, the unused kilowatts are stored back in the grid, sort of like a bank account.

Mandatory Water Restrictions & What They Mean for San Diegans

Mandatory Water Restrictions & What They Mean for San Diegans »

On April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown announced the first mandatory water reductions in California's history, mandating a 25% cut to state water use.

Earn Energy Credits with Net Energy Metering »

<<< MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015 on SAN DIEGO LIVING >>> Milholland Solar & Electric explains Net Energy Metering, and how if you go solar now, you can be earning energy credits to use during the summer months to offset high air-conditioning bills.

Make Your Own Shutters with Help From Rockler Woodworking & Hardware »

<<< FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015 on SAN DIEGO LIVING >>> It's not as hard as you might think to make your own shutters. In fact, with help from Rockler Woodworking & Hardware, it can even be more cost effective than buying new ones.

Black Mountain Plumbing Explains Important Water Heater Regulations »

<<< SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015 on KOGO AM 600 >>> Major changes to water heater regulations are taking effect April 16. Dave from Black Mountain Plumbing breaks them down for us and explains what you need to do as a homeowner.

Milholland Explains How Solar Helps the Community »

<<< SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015 on KOGO AM 600 >>> In addition to wiping out your own power bill, going solar helps the community by putting more energy back on the grid through arrangements like Net Energy Metering.

Childproofing Your Home

Childproofing Your Home »

The National Center for Health statistics say that children under 14 are seven times more likely to die from an accidental injury than a homicide. Today we turn your attention inside your home and share what you can do to help your child avoid a dangerous accident at home.

Understanding “The Grid” – Know How Your Power Works

Understanding “The Grid” – Know How Your Power Works »

At The Approved Home Pro Show, we talk a lot about going solar, being your own power company and generally lowering your dependence on the grid. Sometimes those conversations get complex and can be confusing. Today, let's take it back to the beginning with this great infographic by Sarah Gerrity at energy.gov that outlines exactly how the power grid works.

Cantor’s Corner: 4 Qualities Customers Value

Cantor’s Corner: 4 Qualities Customers Value »

I recenetly came across this well-written article by Paul Winans in the March addition of Remodeling Magazine about customer service, and I wanted to share as it relates to both industry professionals and let's you know what you should be expecting as homeowners.