Home Energy Savings

Home is where the heart is; it’s also where home energy savings start. We’ve got home energy savings tips on everything from attic insulation and discovering air leaks to how to best run your appliances. Check out our 31 Days of Energy Savings guide to get started. Follow our appliance energy efficiency comparison series, including posts on gas vs. electric dryers and microwaves vs. toaster ovens vs. ovens.

Lesson Plan: Understanding Your Electricity Bill

Lesson Plan: Understanding Your Energy Bill

This week’s lesson will help families to understand and dissect their electricity bills and understand how smart meters, utility apps and utility website data can help inform household energy decisions. As this lesson focuses most on electricity, the text will revisit and review electricity text previously covered, but this time with a new angle and

Lesson Plan: Solar Energy

Lesson Plan: Solar Energy

This lesson aims to introduce students to solar energy. Energy from the sun plays a part in the use of nearly every other source of energy, from wind to biomass to yes – fossil fuels!

How much energy do game consoles really use?

How Much Energy Do Game Consoles Really Use?

Computer games have never been more popular. Two-thirds of Americans use PCs, consoles and streaming devices to play games.

Lesson Plan: Natural Gas and Wind

Lesson Plan: Natural Gas and Wind Energy

Wind Energy Wind is moving air. If air is moving, work can be done!

How to save energy while you're self-isolating and working from home

How to Save Energy While You’re Self-Isolating & Working from Home

If you’re looking for ways to keep expenses manageable in this economy, it can be helpful to examine the energy impacts of self-isolating and working from home. The guidelines recommended by government agencies to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus affect energy consumption.

Lesson Plan: Energy Basics and Energy Sources

Lesson Plan: Energy Basics and Energy Sources

This lesson aims to introduce energy, helps to identify how we use energy, and begins to look closer at what renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy we use in the United States. For each suggested grade band, you’ll see some quick text for reading as well as a worksheet or link to interactive worksheets.

weird smart device quiz real or fake

Real or Fake? The Weird Smart Device Quiz

The popularity of smart home technology is driven by convenience, comfort and energy savings. It’s no wonder the market is responding with cool smart tools and useful technology.

Get Pricing on Electricity or Natural Gas Plans in Your Area

Whatever your energy needs, we've got a plan for you


Sleep Devices That Don’t Waste Your Energy

Sleep Devices That Don’t Waste Your Energy

Sleep devices offer the promise of quiet rest — relief from the buzz of our high-tech world that can make us a bit frazzled at the end of the day. Artificial light throws off our bodies’ biological clocks.

25 ways to make your house more sustainable

25 Ways to Make Your Home Sustainable

When you make your house more sustainable, you’re making a contribution to improving the environment. But that’s not all.

setting up your constellation connect home hub

Setting Up Your Constellation Connect

Your Constellation Connect smart hub is the brains of your home automation and security system. Using Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, the cloud, and more the smart hub connects to your smart devices so you can control and manage them in a simple, centralized way.

Hard versus soft water: which is better for saving energy?

Hard vs. Soft Water: Which Is Better for Saving Energy?

You turn on the faucet to wash your hands and fill up the tub to take a bath, but your water may be affecting more than just your hygiene. Water hardness, or the amount of dissolved calcium or magnesium in your water, could also be affecting your energy use.

  • |

Get Pricing on Energy Plans in Your Area