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Understanding Regulated vs. Deregulated Electricity and Gas Markets

July 8, 2021

In the past, Americans in all states had limited choice about how they could buy their electricity or gas. But in the 1970s, the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) changed all that, teeing off …

How Do Peak Electricity Loads Effect My Bill?

June 21, 2021

You probably don’t think very much about the electrical needs of your home or office but understanding just how each uses power is an important part of managing your electric bills. Let’s take a look at …

How To Improve Home Value With Energy Efficiency

June 14, 2021

In the past, replacing a garage door or remodeling a bathroom or kitchen have been the go-to home improvements that have aided in increasing home value. While these improvements are still important and effective, a …

Variable Vs. Fixed-Rate Energy Plans

June 3, 2021

Learning The Pros And Cons When it comes to choosing an energy plan, you have a lot of options to pick from—and one of the biggest choices you’ll have to make is whether you want to …

Home Energy Score™ FAQs

May 18, 2021

If you’ve ever shopped for a car or an appliance, you know that one of the most useful bits of information to have is how efficiently it uses energy. For cars, think MPG; for heating …

10 Energy-Saving Tips For New Homeowners

The papers are signed, the movers are gone, and now you’re settling into your digs as a new homeowner. Congratulations! If you’re like most new homeowners, your thoughts will quickly turn to all the projects …

How Ductwork Can Help With Energy Efficiency

May 4, 2021

In most homes that use forced air systems (if you have vents rather than baseboards or radiators, then you have a forced-air system) ductwork is hidden behind walls, making It something few people think about. …

10 Pet-Friendly Smart Home Solutions

Energy-conscious pet owners have a double challenge if they spend a lot of time away from home. They want to keep their living space running efficiently while also ensuring that their furry friends are healthy …

Renewable Vs. Nonrenewable Fuels – Part 1 Of 2

April 20, 2021

Nonrenewable fossil fuels like coal and oil have shaped civilization, powering our homes, factories, vehicles, and cities since the late 1800s. But the dangerous impacts of burning and extracting fossil fuels have brought us to …

What Does It Mean To “Lock In” Natural Gas Prices?

March 25, 2021

If you’re in the market for a new natural gas plan, one of the most important questions to ask is when you should make the switch. By knowing the best time to lock in your …

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