Archive | Energy Saving

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 […]

Continue Reading 0

Making the Switch to LEDs

LEDs are extremely energy efficient, consuming 90% less power than incandescent bulbs, and lasting 50,000 times longer. Although these bulbs may have a higher initial cost than more traditional bulbs, like incandescent, the cost is quickly recouped over time in lower electricity costs. These bulbs are also made from non-toxic materials, generate virtually no heat, and are […]

Continue Reading 0

How to Eliminate Drafts Around Electrical Outlets

Drafts in a home can be more than just unpleasant. They may be an indication of air leaks, which can lead to decreased energy-efficiency, and increased monthly expenditures. If you are feeling the chill or are simply tired of receiving high electricity bills, and you have already sealed around your doors and windows, checking your […]

Continue Reading 0

Track Your Home Energy Use

With Home Energy Monitoring Systems We’ve mentioned home automation systems in previous blogs, such as “6 Innovative Ways to Make Your Home Smarter”, and “Home Automation Systems Save You Money”, for energy management. However, the big picture shows us that energy management is about so much more than just automating your thermostat, to meet your […]

Continue Reading 0

Easy Fall Prep

The upcoming arrival of fall represents many things to many different people. For children it means apple picking, hayrides, and trick-or-treating. For men it means the NFL – enough said. For women it means seasonal delicacies, new styles, and tall boots. Fall also means the return of seasonal favorites, family traditions, and spending time with […]

Continue Reading 0

Easy Steps To an Energy-Efficient Refrigerator

In terms of home appliances and energy use, the refrigerator is one culprit that often leads to high utility bills, when compared with other home appliances. You can calculate your refrigerator’s annual energy use by clicking here. Today’s models are fortunately 60 percent more energy efficient than they were in years’ past. The following easy […]

Continue Reading 0