SMUD Introduces Time-of-Day Rates

On the Time-of-Day Rate, you pay different rates for electricity based on the season and the time of day that you use it. Rates are lower during off-peak periods because it costs us less to produce or purchase electricity. Rates increase as demand and cost for electricity increase, especially during the summer months. TOD rates help you control your electric bill when you: Shift your electricity...

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Home Energy Assessment Basics Explained

Many things can affect the energy performance of homes. An energy audit can identify the factors that contribute to the waste of energy in a home. It can also contribute greatly towards making the home more comfortable for its occupants. This video from the US Department of Energy explains what a home energy checkup is and how it can benefit your household.

The Role of a Home Inspector

A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property (as delineated below), performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. (InterNACHI) In the video below My New Home from Chase breaks down the importance of a...

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