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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 …

What Factors Affect Prices In The Energy Market?

January 11, 2021

If you’ve been responsible for paying for electricity or natural gas at your place of residence—or for your commercial operation—you’ve probably noticed that the price you pay can vary from year to year (or even …

Choosing An Energy Provider: 5 Factors To Consider

January 4, 2021

When it comes to choosing an energy supplier for your home or business, price is one of the most important factors to consider—but it shouldn’t be the only thing you take into account. If you’re in …

Should I Consider A Home Energy Audit?

December 22, 2020

Did you know that the average American homeowner spends more than $2,000 every year on energy bills? While that number can vary considerably depending on the source of power you use (it is, after all, …

How Much Electricity Do My Appliances Use?

To some people, an electric bill is a bit of a mystery—one that occasionally has an unwelcomed surprise ending. How does your bill get to be what it is? For the most part, it’s about …

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