Is it Important to Wear Sunglasses?

Nov 04 2013

Even though the sun is 93 million miles from earth, our skin and eyes readily absorb its harmful UVA and UVB rays. Unbeknownst to many Americans, the danger of ocular cancer is substantial and very real. UV radiation is often associated with skin cancer, but photokeratitis is a sunburn that effects the eye. Long-term exposure […]

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Storing Your Items for the Winter in California

Apr 04 2013

     Sparky’s Self Storage can help you year round with your storage needs. Even with California’s generally mild climate, temperatures drop in the winter to low enough that special precautions need to be taken when storing items that could be damaged by the cold weather.      Winter is a great time to store those […]

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Prepare your Boat, RV, or Trailer for Long Winter Storage

Apr 04 2013

 People commonly store their boats when the warm, sunny, and pleasant boating weather has faded away and the time comes to retire many water leisure activities. Storing your boat in the winter is an optimal choice if done properly. Similarly, when you are ready to park your RV or trailer for winter hibernation, self storage […]

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Solar Power Incentives

Apr 04 2013

Many electric utility companies are beginning to offer incentives to consumers who want to convert their traditional electrical panels into those that run off solar energy. Not only are the demands for solar energy increasing, the practicality of endorsing an environmentally friendly, long-sustaining energy resource is something the public is embracing. This is ultimately a […]

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Facts: Solar Electricity

Apr 04 2013

Solar electricity is often associated with solar panels that adorn the roofs of residences. These are photovoltaic panels, abbreviated as PV panels. These panels range in size from a few inches to several feet. The distinctive reflective coating is actually a thin sliver of crystal, which is able to convert sunlight into electrical energy. How […]

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Solar Energy Advantages

Apr 04 2013

With gas prices and electricity at all time highs, people are looking for a cost-effective, environmentally friendly solution that efficiently powers homes. The vast benefits of solar energy are an excellent option for people to consider. This renewable energy does not pollute the earth, nor does it negatively affect the environment. In fact, harnessing the […]

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Solar Combiners Installation Tips

Apr 04 2013

What are solar combiner boxes? This simple, yet concise explanation helps demystify solar combiner boxes. A solar combiner box houses and combines several solar panels into one output box. This output connects directly to the charge controller. This electric distribution box places circuit breakers and fuses into one central location. The box itself then combines […]

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When Winter is Coming, Don’t Let Your Lawn Go

Apr 04 2013

The leaves of trees begin to boast radiant hues of yellows, oranges, browns and reds, announcing the change of the seasons and the coming of a time when everything must go to rest.  As the life around your home prepares to go to sleep, you should also prepare, making sure that the return of spring […]

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Planning a Fall Wedding with a Sand Ceremony

Apr 04 2013

There’s not a soul who could dispute the glorious beauty of an American fall. At this time of year, the color changes that occur to mark nature’s preparation for a long slumber reveal rich, deep, vibrant hues. Brilliant reds, oranges, yellows, browns and purples of leaves and trees are a sight for sore eyes, and […]

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Fall Gardening To-Dos for Long-Lasting Lawns and Gardens

Apr 04 2013

The falling of the yellow, amber and red leaves herald the coming of the cold winds and later, snow. Autumn is the perfect weather for making the necessary changes to your lawn and garden. This is to prepare it for the winter and the spring to come. If you enjoy puttering around your property, now’s […]

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