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Pat Zumbrun
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Email Pat at patz4re@aol.com  
Cell: (805) 340-9338
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Email Dave  at zman4re@aol.com
Cell: (805) 340-9339
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Ventura Solar Workshop

As Californians, we’re all too familiar with the term “rolling blackouts”. These occur when our power grids become overworked. Earlier this year, PG&E announced that they believed their equipment caused the 2018 Camp Fire. A combination of dry vegetation, lack of precipitation, and the Santa Ana winds spurred the Woolsey Fire on. To deter possible fire outbreaks, PG&E plans to implement rolling blackouts. Other utilities may follow suit. If you don’t want to be caught without power, consider solar power. Attend a Ventura solar workshop to find out more about it.

Never worry about rolling blackouts again. Attend the free Ventura Solar Workshop on July 11th to find out about installing solar panels and storage equipment at your home.

What: Ventura Solar Workshop
Where: Ventura City Hall, Community Meeting Room (501 Police St)
When: Thursday, July 11th, 5:30 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Community Environmental Council (805) 963-0583 x101

Ventura Solar Workshop

Search Ventura County homes for saleJust last week, the City and the CEC (Community Environmental Council) hosted their very first Ventura solar workshop. They scheduled their second (and last) one for next month. This free workshop provides education on how solar power works for residences. They also make it much more affordable for people to install solar panels on their homes through the Solarize Ventura 2019 program.

Solarize Ventura 2019 gives Ventura area residents both education on and storage equipment for solar power when they decide to sign up for the program. Current solar users receive newer storage equipment as well through the program. This equipment allows a place for unused solar power gathered throughout the day to be stored up for use at night. When residents access that power instead of the more expensive electrical power from the city’s power grid, it lessens the strain on the grid. Additionally, it lowers your electrical bill and reduces the chances of equipment failure that may cause future fires.

For those residents still rebuilding after the 2017 Thomas Fire, the Solarize Ventura 2019 program easily integrates into new construction plans. It also works on recently completed construction. No matter how far along you are in the rebuilding process, officials would love for victims of the Thomas Fire to attend their Ventura solar workshop to learn all about the solar power and equipment available to them.

You don’t need a reservation to attend the workshop. Simply show up at City Hall on July 11th. They plan on holding the meeting in the Community Meeting Room at 5:30 pm. For more information about the program itself, contact Lars Davenport, Environmental Specialist at (805) 652-4595. He’ll be happy to tell you all about it.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Quick and Easy Energy Savers

Reducing the energy you use in your Ventura County home helps save you money while reducing the strain on our planet’s resources.  Even small changes can make a big difference in the long run.  But where do you begin?  It’s simple with these quick and easy energy savers.

Get rid of your old incandescent lightbulbs.  Replacing a 60-watt incandescent bulb with a more energy-efficient CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) bulb can save 85 kWh per bulb per year.  Think about all the lightbulbs you use in your home.  That savings can add up quickly.  Some CFLs (like the Philips brand) can last up to 25 times longer than a traditional incandescent bulb.  Also, LED lights are the most energy-efficient models of lighting you can find.

Another quick, easy and inexpensive way to save energy is by replacing the old showerheads in your Ventura County home with a real water-saving showerhead.  These are available at your local home improvement stores, discount stores (WalMart, K-Mart, etc) or specialty stores (such as Bed, Bath and Beyond).  A 1.6 gpm showerhead will save approximately 3500 gallons of water per year.

This tip is simple and doesn’t cost you a cent: UNPLUG.  Even when an electronic device is turned off, it is still drawing energy (5-10% of your Ventura home’s total energy consumption) while it is plugged into the wall. Coffee makers, toasters, blenders, TVs, DVD players, computers, monitors, etc, all use energy (even in energy-saving modes) while they are plugged into the wall.  Unplug the small appliances.  Use a power strip for your other electronics.  Power strips are not just great protection against a power surge, but they also double as an easy way to safely power off and on your electronic devices with a single button.

Saving energy in your Ventura County home doesn’t have to be difficult, time-consuming or even cost you anything to implement.  These quick and easy energy savers reduce your energy consumption, eliminate wasteful usage and increase the money you put in your wallet.  That’s good for the environment as well as your bottom line.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

Originally posted on our Ventura County real estate blog here: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2992353/quick-and-easy-energy-savers.

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