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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 …

What Is A Renewable Energy Certificate (REC)?

March 15, 2021

If you want to shrink your carbon footprint, you can go all in and install solar panels on your roof or a small wind turbine in your backyard. But simply put—those options aren’t always practical. …

What Is A Kilowatt Hour? Why Should It Matter To Me?

March 12, 2021

When you get your electricity and gas bills, chances are you look at what you owe—and pay it. You may even go the extra step of checking your meter reading to make sure it matches …

Tax Credits For Residential Energy Efficiency Extended

February 16, 2021

How about we share some good news? Tax credits for residential energy efficiency have been extended retroactively, going back to December 31, 2019! The tax credits for residential renewable energy products continue to be available through December …

LEDs Vs. CFLs: Which Is Better In Your Home?

February 8, 2021

When it comes to saving energy, the little things matter—and one of the most important little things you can do to lower your home’s energy bills is to be mindful of the type of lighting …

Energy Efficiency: Busting 10 Popular Myths

February 1, 2021

Saving energy is always a good thing—both for the planet and for your bank account. The problem is that there’s a lot of misinformation out there about the best ways to do it. In this blog …

“Vampire Power”—What’s That?

January 18, 2021

If you are conscientious about your energy use (likely a few of you are if you’re reading this blog!) you will want to pay attention to a recent Powerley article about vampire power—also referred to …

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