How the Genie can Help You

"" Why did my water usage go up so much?

Water Efficiency

The Genie can review your historical consumption records to assess your water usage and provide information on water efficiency programs in Palo Alto. In addition, the Genie House Call will help identify leaks or any other factors that could impact your water usage. During your Genie House Call, you will also be provided with free installation of technologies that can reduce water use, including high efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators.

Water Heating

The Genie can also review the energy burden of your home's water heating. On average, water heating makes up 25% of a home's energy use. The Genie can help you evaluate the feasibility of making water heating upgrades that reduce the carbon footprint of your hot water usage, such as installing heat pump water heaters to increase the environmental sustainability of your home.
"" How do I make my second floor cooler?

Heating, Cooling and Insulation

Call the Genie to learn more about the efficiency of your home's heating and cooling systems. The Genie can also help you evaluate different high-efficiency heating and cooling options.  If you decide to move forward, the Genie will help you locate qualified, pre-screened contractors for installations.
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 Does it make sense for us to put solar panels on our roof?

Solar Energy in Palo Alto Interested in learning more about solar electricity or solar water heating for your home? The Genie will assess your historical electricity consumption and discuss options for residential solar electricity and water heating in Palo Alto.

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Where is that draft coming from and how do I fix it?

Building Envelope

During a Genie House Call, your building performance professional can help pinpoint where your home is wasting energy in the form of leaks, drafts, and more. Using advanced diagnostic equipment, the Genie will perform:

  • Attic, floor and wall insulation evaluation
  • Whole-house infrared camera scan and evaluation
  • Diagnostic air-leakage testing and detection, which is a big component of identifying and fixing drafts.

The Genie can also provide guidance to customers considering various upgrades to their home's envelope.

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How will buying an electric vehicle impact my electricity bill?

Electric Vehicles in Palo Alto

The Genie offers guidance on the impact an EV will have on your home and energy use. The Genie can also provide advice on installing home EV chargers and locating public charging stations in Palo Alto. Check out our new EV/PV calculator to see if an EV may be right for you!



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