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Debunking Common Electronic Energy Usage Myths

September 13, 2021

Nobody wants to waste energy—or money—so we all strive to be as cognizant as we can to shut off lights when we leave the house and unplug chargers whenever we can. Even so, it’s all …

Understanding Renewable Energy Certificates

August 23, 2021

Most of us want to do our part to combat climate change within our own homes, but sometimes we don’t have the means or skills to make radical changes to our living space, like adding …

What Can I Do About My High Energy Bill?

August 18, 2021

Most of us have had the unpleasant experience of getting an unusually high electric bill and wondered, how did this happen? It’s a good question, and one you should ask if you want to avoid …

Should I Install a WI-FI Thermostat in My Home?

August 9, 2021

A programmable thermostat can be one of the better bang-for-your-buck investments for improving efficiency at home, no matter what kind of heating or cooling system you have. But what about modern-day smart thermostats—are they worth …

5 Important Natural Gas Safety Tips

Natural gas is one of the most efficient, effective and versatile energy sources around. It powers everything from furnaces and fireplaces to clothes dryers and cooktops. But like any source of energy, the safe use …

How Can I Reduce My Electric Bill This Summer?

August 5, 2021

When temperatures rise in the summer, so does your electric bill—mostly because about half of that bill comes from cooling your house or apartment. For most people, A/C is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity. …

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 Affect 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 …

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