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How Obama Power Plant Plan May Affect Rates
President Obama has been saying for five years that he is committed to reducing global warming...
Date: 2013-07-31 11:16:29

Study Says Electric Vehicles Could Strain Energy Grid
There are many terrific things about electric vehicles. These energy-efficient, environmental-friendlyvehicles help reduce our reliance on foreign energy sources. However, there are also drawbacks to electric vehicles and a new study shows that one major drawback is that these green autos could p...
Date: 2013-01-28 17:48:52

Top 10 Tips for Safely Lighting and Heating Your Home
Who doesn’t love the warm glow of candlelight? Who hasn’t snuggled up to the soothing sound and feel of a portable room heater? These things are cozy but they may not be the smartest choice for heating and lighting your home. In fact, they can be really dangerous, as can most other wa...
Date: 2012-10-03 08:00:58

Why Are Electricity Rates Going Up If Gas Prices are Down
The price of natural gas has been steadily declining. This means that utility...
Date: 2012-08-13 11:41:04

Smart Meters Will Account for 75 Percent of the Market by 2016
According to the NPD Group, the leader in trustworthy data compilation reports; by 2016, 75 percent of the electric meters in U.S. homes will be converted into digital smart meters. However, this is arguably steep to other researchers, and hopeful homeowners in opposition to the installations. Th...
Date: 2012-03-28 15:12:49

Ignoring Your Electricity Renewal Letter Could Cost You
When electricity was deregulated a large number of people got smart and decided to shop around for better rates to lower their bills. That’s terrific. However, many of the contracts that those people signed one or two years ago are coming to an end. When they do, the customer receives a ren...
Date: 2012-02-27 16:21:39

More Home Energy Improvements Needed by Most Americans
There are many different things that you can do to make your home more energy efficient. You can update your heating and cooling systems. You can install energy-efficient appliances and home upgrades. You can get a home energy audit to find out where your home is losing energy and then make chang...
Date: 2011-11-29 16:30:11

Electric Safety Tips for Dorm Rooms
Parents worry about many different things when their children head off to live in a dorm room. They worry about everything from whether their kid will get homesick to whether they will make it on time to classes. But one thing that they don’t often worry about - but should - is how safe the...
Date: 2011-09-20 17:27:22

HDTV Set-Top Boxes Waste More Energy Than Your Fridge!
Do you use an HDTV set top box in your home? If you were paying diligent attention to your energy bills then you may have noticed a huge increase in costs after you introduced this new appliance to your home. In some cases, the set top box can actually use more energy than your home’s refri...
Date: 2011-07-19 13:58:36

7 Energy-Saving Gadgets Worth Their Cost
The year is flying by. Before you know it, Christmas is going to arrive. Take a look at these seven stocking stuffer ideas for gadgets that help you save energy around the home: Energy Orb. One way that people waste money on energy is that they use power during pea...
Date: 2010-09-14 09:42:59

10 Ways Companies Can Reduce their Energy Bills
Businesses can help green the earth while decreasing profit losses by choosing to find ways to reduce the amount of money spent on energy bills. Here are ten ways that companies can reduce their spending on electricity: Replace your thermostats. It is important to ...
Date: 2010-08-12 10:10:29

10 Energy-Saving Things to Look for When Choosing an Apartment
Many renters have to pay their own electricity bills. This can be frustrating because a lot of the energy-saving changes that you can make to a home to lower your electricity bill may not be allowed by your...
Date: 2010-08-09 16:16:23

5 Biggest Ways to Reduce your Summer Electricity Bills
If you have already received your first electricity bill of the summer then you may be aching to know how to reduce energy use in the home. Those summer bills can be killer since everyones home and everyones hot! You dont have to do ten million little things to save money on your energy bills, th...
Date: 2010-07-13 20:04:39

DIY Energy Saving Checklist
Tips and Tricks you can do yourself around the house! The number one energy saving tip is to have an energy audit done on your home from a licensed professional. However there are many DIY homeowners who would rather take matters into their own hands. Our Energy Saving Checklist gives y...
Date: 2010-05-22 07:24:25

Intel Sensor May Reduce Electric Bill by 1/3
Intel is working on a new sensor that may have the ability to reduce household energy use by one third. The company is even making the bold claim that this technology alone could help to solve the problem of global warming. Whether or not that’s true, the technology is certainly interesting...
Date: 2010-04-26 14:27:37

Electricity deregulation is a win for consumers
Until recently, consumers had just one choice regarding their electricity provider. You either purchased electricity from your local utility company, or you lived in the dark, so to speak. Times have changed, though, and in 15 states, consumers can now comparison shop for electricity just as they...
Date: 2010-04-17 15:06:19

8 Ways to Lower Your Electric Bill by Using Less Electric
Did you know that, each year, the average home releases double the amount of carbon dioxide as the average automobile? With all of the emissions standards placed on cars, you’d think that there would be just as many eco-friendly regulations placed on homes. Since there aren’t, it&rsqu...
Date: 2010-04-17 14:52:28

Electricity Rates are on the Rise ... But Your Bill Doesn't Have to Go Up
Electricity rates are on the rise all around the nation. The amount of money that you are going to be asked to pay per kWh of electricity used in the home is likely going to go u...
Date: 2010-04-12 20:27:22

Are You Paying More Than Average for Electricity
What do you pay for your electricity each month on average? Do you think that you use less electricity than your neighbors do or more? Do you think that the rates that you’re paying are about average for your region of the country? You might be surprised to learn what the average electricit...
Date: 2010-04-07 11:32:32

Using the PFT Air Infiltration Measurement Technique in a Home Energy Audit
A home energy audit is designed to help you learn about the way that your home uses and loses energy. There are many different tests that can be done to assist you in obtaining this information. In fact, professional home energy auditors use up to ninety different tests to help you conserve energ...
Date: 2010-03-18 11:29:01

Save Energy by Automating Your Home
Automating your home almost sounds like a thing of the future. To have a home that knows when to turn itself off and on, when to cool down and heat up ... it sounds wacky and off the wall. However, this isn’t something of the future. In many ways, it is possible to automate your home right ...
Date: 2010-03-09 13:09:10

Why Home Energy Auditors Use Blower Door Testing
If you have never heard of blower door testing then you obviously haven’t had a home energy audit done for your house. This basic test is one of the primary tools used by professional home energy auditors. This test is one of the most effective tests for determining where there are air leak...
Date: 2010-03-04 14:15:56

Using Thermography to Reduce Home Energy Waste
One of the best ways to find out how your home is wasting energy is to get a professional home energy audit by a reputable company such as Dr. Energy Saver. One of the main tests that your auditors will use to gat...
Date: 2010-02-23 12:08:17

Home Energy Audits Make Saving Energy Easy
You know what you’re supposed to do to start saving energy in your home. You need to reduce your energy waste. This is done by taking steps like insulating your attic and sealing your windows to prevent energy from leaking out. However, it’s tough to know which steps are really going ...
Date: 2010-02-15 09:36:33

Making Basements and Attics more Energy-Efficient
Did you know that the top and bottom of your home might be the areas that are causing your energy bills to skyrocket? That’s right; the basement and the attic of a home can often be the troublemakers when it comes to wasted energy. These parts of the home are the parts we use the least and ...
Date: 2010-02-04 10:45:29

5 Signs that You're Overpaying for Electricity
Are you paying too much for electricity? It’s difficult for a lot of people to know whether their electric bills are "normal" or if they should be paying less for electricity. Here are five signs that indicate that you might be paying too ...
Date: 2010-01-31 18:16:46

5 Energy-Sucking Items in your Home
You want to learn how to save money on your electricity bills. (And you’re happy about the fact that this also means you’ll be wasting less electricity and therefore doing your part to green the earth.) But where should you start? One way to start is to focus on the items in y...
Date: 2010-01-23 10:04:26

10 Terms To Know to Save Money on Electricity
Most people who want to help you learn how to save money by wasting less electricity will provide you with tips and how-to guides for cutting back on your energy use. This is definitely important. However, you can’t actually benefit completely from these tips unless you already know the ter...
Date: 2010-01-06 10:54:24