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Jan

Is it sunny enough for solar panels to work in the Northwest?

Yes. The technology has greatly improved to allow solar to be an economically feasible option even with our grey and gloomy skies. New generation photovoltaic systems are able to produce power from the UV rays that are present even on rainy and overcast days. While they are most effective in sunny weather, they can still produce a substantial amount of

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2
Jan

I have double pane windows already, why would I need to change them?

Double pane or “Therma-Pane” windows are not necessarily any more efficient than a single pane window. What makes glass options available today so much more insulating than the double-pane of years past is the coatings that they apply to the glass surfaces and the gases they put in between the panes. Low Emissivity treatments are coatings applied to the glass

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2
Jan

Are Triple-Pane Windows Necessary in Washington?

There are many common misconceptions out there regarding triple-pane windows. Most commonly you’ll discover it isn’t cold enough in our climate to require triple-pane windows which makes them a bit “over-kill.” However, needs vary from home to home and customer to customer. Some homes, for a variety of reasons, just tend to be energy hogs and require all the help

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