As a professional I have spent more than my fair share of time in Lodi and I have to admit, every time I hear the song by Creedence Clearwater Revival “Stuck In Lodi Again” I get more confused.  I love this community and everything about it.  I know that Lodi is actually classified as a city but it has the feel of something much smaller and more intimate so I say community.  Anyone disagree?

I was visiting a long time client the other day that lives in the Woodbridge area who wanted to know if Solar electricity was right for his home.  After reviewing the facts I had 3 choices for him.  Choice 1 is he could lease a system and get about a 15% decrease in his bill and have his home tied up when he went to sell and give up any tax credits or rebates.  This is almost always a really bad option.  Choice #4 is Top Rank could install a solar electric system for about $41,000 and eliminate about 90% or so of his bill and he would get about $12000 in a tax credit.  This appears to be a good option until you look at option #3.  Choice #3 is to bring the home up to 2015 standards with things like insulation, ducting, lighting, whole house fan (just a great comfort and money saving option) and a new and smaller air conditioner all of which have rebates attached to them.  After that we would install a much smaller solar system for $17,000 that will still eliminate about 90% of his electric bill and will still get him over $5000 in tax credits plus what he gets on the rebate side and all of this will be financed on his property tax bill with PACE.

This is a no brainer and we start the job on August 30th.  we will keep you informed as to how the goes.  Making your home energy efficient is the first step either way and we can do that for you.  Call Top Rank at 209-251-7474 or 916-667-3399 or leave me an e-mail at [email protected] We will help you lower your carbon footprint, lower your monthly utility bill and lower your stress about the cost to run your home in the future!