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Post date: Feb 07, 14

Eliot and Ashley Metzger started researching energy efficiency programs before they even moved into their Scripps Ranch house. It turned out to be time well spent. During their first winter in the 1970-built home, the furnace cycled on multiple times each night and the bedrooms fluctuated between too cold and too hot. 

Post date: Jan 20, 14

Jesse and Andrea Ibanez know a thing or two about houses. They are real estate agents with training in sustainable building practices and energy efficiency. So when Andrea developed a constant cough after moving into their house in Pacific Beach, they knew their living environment could be the cause.

"Something did not feel right," Andrea recalls. "I was suspicious that the age and condition of the house may be a factor."

Post date: Jan 09, 14

Maybe your guest bedroom is frigid and drafty in the winter, forcing Aunt Linda to layer on the blankets and run the space heater all night. Perhaps your south-facing rooms are unbearably hot in the summer, reducing your indoor comfort zone. Or you're simply tired of high energy bills — year-round or seasonally, or both.

You’re ready to fix these problems. But what’s your first step?

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Scripps Ranch Family Beats Drafty Winters with Home Upgrade

Eliot and Ashley Metzger started researching energy efficiency programs before they even moved into their Scripps Ranch house. It turned out to be time well spent. During their first winter in the 1970-built home, the furnace cycled on multiple times each night and the bedrooms fluctuated between too cold and too hot. 

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How an Energy Upgrade Cured a Persistent Cough

Jesse and Andrea Ibanez know a thing or two about houses. They are real estate agents with training in sustainable building practices and energy efficiency. So when Andrea developed a constant cough after moving into their house in Pacific Beach, they knew their living environment could be the cause.

"Something did not feel right," Andrea recalls. "I was suspicious that the age and condition of the house may be a factor."

Chuck Colgan
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Test, Don't Guess with Home Energy Assessments

Maybe your guest bedroom is frigid and drafty in the winter, forcing Aunt Linda to layer on the blankets and run the space heater all night. Perhaps your south-facing rooms are unbearably hot in the summer, reducing your indoor comfort zone. Or you're simply tired of high energy bills — year-round or seasonally, or both.

You’re ready to fix these problems. But what’s your first step?

Chuck Colgan

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