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Green Energy

Solar Energy Scavenger Hunt

How much do you know about solar energy? Test your knowledge with our Q&A below.

Small Business Energy Savings

Energy-efficient Outdoor Lighting for Your Small Business

Depending on the type of business, lighting can account for 20-50% of a business’s electricity consumption, according to the U.S Small Business Association.

Home Energy Savings

Do you turn the lights off when you leave the room?

You can tell which of your neighbors are into lighting savings and which aren’t just by driving past their home or apartment. If the lights are blazing in every room, you know that concerns about the energy used by a light left on is probably not one of their top worries.

Home Energy Savings

How much water do you use in a shower?

Some people see showers as a utilitarian invention: It’s an easy way to remove the dirt of the day without the hassle of filling a bathtub. For others, the shower washes off far more than grime: it can be a happy, private space, where some people escape reality and wash away the day’s annoyances, whether

Home Energy Savings

How to Fix an Air Conditioner

You can own the most energy-efficient air conditioner in the world, but if you don’t follow proper air conditioner cleaning and maintenance standards, it won’t operate optimally. An inefficient air conditioner can use more energy than it should, and that means that it will cost you more money.

Home Energy Savings

Energy Saving Tips for Summer

Summertime Energy-saving Tips The temperature isn’t the only thing rising in the summer. You might also be seeing an uptick on your energy bills as you turn up those air conditioners, run those pool pumps longer, and turn on fans.

Home Energy Savings

Swimming Pool Energy Saving Tips

Ahhhhh, summer. Winter is a distant memory and the swimming pool beckons.

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Energy Choice

How to Switch Electricity Companies

Not so long ago, each household would deal with just one utility company. The electricity and natural gas arrived in your home; the utility set the price with oversight by the state government’s regulatory agency; you paid the bill.

Disaster Preparedness

Brownout vs. Blackout: What to do when the power goes out

Ah, summer. Longer days, family vacations, warmer weather — who doesn’t love summer living?

Energy Efficiency

Which is More Energy Efficient? Microwave vs Toaster Oven vs Oven

Choosing the right energy-efficient cooking appliance for the right task is one easy way to save energy and potentially lower your energy costs at home. (Not sure where to start?

Home Energy Savings

Programmable Thermostat Savings

Want to make a change that can quickly lower your home heating and cooling costs? Consider installing a programmable or self-programming thermostat.

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