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How Much Electricity Do My Appliances Use?

December 22, 2020

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 …

How To Keep Your Home Warm For Less

In the northeastern U.S., winter is a period of high energy use—and most of that energy goes to keeping folks warm. The problem is that people often use much more energy than necessary to stay …

Protect Against A Power Surge In Your Home

November 23, 2020

5 Ways To Avoid Inconvenient Loss Of Power Power surges can be a costly reminder about how fragile our electronics and appliances can be: Just a split second of high voltage can fry expensive computers, TVs, …

National Grid’s Rising Electric Rates In MA: What Can I Do?

November 16, 2020

As if 2020 didn’t hand residents of Massachusetts enough challenges, news broke earlier this month that will make things a little tighter financially during the upcoming heating season—and well into 2021. National Grid, one of …

Discount Power: Enrollment 101

November 9, 2020

Discount Power: Enrollment 101 How many times have you said to yourself, “There’s got to be a better way to do this”? That’s exactly what we were thinking when we got started here at Discount Power. …

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How Effective Are Whole-House Air Purifiers?

October 27, 2020

We usually think of air pollution as something outside our home. But the truth is the air inside your home or office can also be polluted—in some cases much more polluted than outdoor air. In …

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Which Costs More: Heating or Cooling Your Home?

October 26, 2020

Ask most people around the country whether heating or cooling their house costs more money and they’ll probably say the latter. After all, think of those crazy summer air conditioning bills—especially in the southernmost states! But …

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National Energy Awareness Month: 8 Ways To Celebrate

October 5, 2020

Each year since 1991, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has designated October as National Energy Awareness Month (or “Energy Action Month,” as it is sometimes called). The month is highlighted to showcase the critical …

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How To Choose The Right Electricity or Natural Gas Supplier

September 25, 2020

Today, residents of homes all across our service area of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island have more options than ever when it comes to choosing an electricity or natural gas …

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10 Energy Saving Tips For Fall

September 18, 2020

From Ohio to Massachusetts, temperatures are starting to drop, which means our heating bills will soon start to rise. The question is this: How much will they rise? A lot of that depends on what …

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