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If you've shopped around for a solar panel system, you've probably heard claims of "free solar panels." But are they really free? The answer might surprise you.

Dive into what "free" really means
Mini split vs window comparison

Central air conditioning is the norm across most of the U.S. But for those of us who live in parts of the country where radiator heating reigns, window ACs have been a way of life.  Ductless cooling is the gold standard—but window units are much better than they used to be.

Explore the pros and cons of both
What you need to know about solar leases

If you want to go solar but you aren’t sure how to pay for it, you may be considering leasing your solar panels. Solar leases are a common way to cover the costs of installing a solar energy system, but they also come with some very real downsides that are important to understand.

Learn everything you need to know about solar leases
EnergySage Installer of the Year - Regional and Local

EnergySage announced the launch of its first-ever Installer of the Year awards. There are more than 500 solar, HVAC, and electrical installers in the EnergySage network, all of whom are vetted with rigorous standards, including national certifications, industry experience, and a history of high-quality service.

The 2024 awards program recognizes installers in the EnergySage Marketplace who consistently exceeded these criteria last year, which included customer satisfaction ratings, years of service, alignment with EnergySage values, and more.

Find out who the 2024 EnergySage Installer of the Year award recipients are
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