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Home Energy Savings

What Does it Cost to Binge Watch Your Favorite TV Show? Take Our Quiz!

Most of us just flip a switch and that’s that. We don’t give much thought to the energy use of appliances.

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Saving Energy on Laundry Day

Laundry is one of life’s unavoidable chores — and it’s a chore that most people do weekly, if not daily. This means that washer and dryer energy usage, coupled with the amount of water used for laundry, can have a direct impact on your energy bills.

Home Energy Savings

Are you in a thermostat war over the ideal home temperature?

When it comes to thermostat temperature settings, people fall into one of two overarching categories: those who set the thermostat at one temperature and leave it there and those who don’t. From there, each side usually has a number of often logical and/or emotional reasons why theirs is the ideal thermostat temperature.

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.

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How Much Water Does a Shower Use?

The water you use at home matters when it comes to energy use as well as caring for our communities and the environment. Because showering accounts for a major portion of household water usage, knowing how much water a shower uses can go a long way toward conserving it.

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.

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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.

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Swimming Pool Energy Saving Tips

When it’s summertime and the sun is shining, it’s hard to beat the feeling of going for a swim. But even though swimming pools are delightful in hot weather, they can also increase your energy expenses.

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?

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