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Home Electrical Equipment Maintenance Tips

A homeowner’s to-do list can often seem endless. Clean the gutters. Mow the lawn. Declutter the garage. Deep clean the kitchen and bathrooms. Repair a leaky faucet. Change the HVAC filters. Then, there’s the big one: Maintain the home electrical equipment. Ensuring your home electrical equipment is in good shape can prevent damage, injuries, and high […]

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Smart Lighting: Getting Started

Let there be light! Controlling lights has never been easier than it is today. Smart lighting, whether with bulbs or switches, offers a relatively affordable way to light up your Conroe, Texas home or even, your business. If you’re interested in home automation, installing smart bulbs, smart switches or a combination of both is a […]

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Curb Your Household Energy Use

The average home uses a lot of electricity. In fact, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average electricity cost per Texas household is $1,801 annually or around $150 monthly; among the highest in the nation. On average, the typical Texas household uses 41% of their energy on appliances, electronics, and lighting; 19% on […]

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Resolve to Save Energy in 2018

The beginning of a new year provides the perfect opportunity to update your home. When setting goals for your home, it’s a good idea to start by looking at your home’s energy efficiency or possibly, lack of. One goal that is easy to keep and will put money directly back into your wallet is to […]

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Outdoor Holiday Lighting Tips

Make the season really sparkle with outdoor holiday lighting. Here are some tips to get you started. Holiday Light Planning Whether decorating your house with one string of lights or multiple, planning is one step you can’t miss. Decide how many lights sets you’ll need by measuring the locations where they will be used. This […]

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Energy-Saving Tips for the Office

We have talked extensively about ways to save energy at home; now it is commercial business owners and managers turn for energy-saving tips. The following tips can yield significant savings. Lights Off Turn off lights when not needed. Turning off fluorescent lights when you plan on being out of a room for more than 15-minutes […]

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Save on Utilities

Oftentimes, many Texas families stare dejectedly at utility bills exceeding $100, $200 and sometimes more per month. According to 2014 data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electricity bill in Texas is $137.39; among the highest in the nation. Water bills vary depending on city. This is because part of the state […]

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