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Understanding Your Electric Bill This Summer

Is your electric bill a bit of a mystery? Has it been a while since you saw an electric after going paperless? Are you concerned about higher bills during the summer? Electric bills are very useful tools for people who live in deregulated areas if you’re ready to switch suppliers and want to compare plans. Decoding your electric bill can also help you understand how you use energy during the…

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Energy Efficiency Explained

Energy efficiency is one of those buzzwords you hear everywhere, but are you sure you know what it means? And what if it doesn’t refer to a certain thing in particular? Or if it’s up for interpretation? Let’s explore the concept of energy efficiency and what it really means. Energy Efficiency at the Basic Level The simplest way of defining energy efficiency is the act of improving energy use. Essentially…

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Using a Home Energy Audit to Improve Efficiency

What if you could know exactly where you’re wasting energy and which improvements would boost energy efficiency the most? Well, that’s exactly what a home energy audit can do.   Getting an energy audit is good for your home, your wallet, and the environment. It doesn’t take much time to do, but the effects can be felt for years. Let’s take a look at how an energy audit is conducted…

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How to Know What’s Recyclable

The U.S. hasn’t always been that great at recycling, but we’re getting better. During WWII Americans were very conscious about waste and about 25% of it was reused or recycled. But things went the wayside soon after. During the 1960s recycling was at its lowest point at just 7.7%. In 1980, 15 million tons of waste was recycled. Fast forward to 2012 and we now recycle 87 million tons of…

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Green Products for Your Spring Cleaning

Spring is on its way, which means cleaning is around the corner. These days it’s reasonable for people to question the safety of cleaning products. Some of the products that are made to clean the home actually lower air quality and dirty up the environment – two things that certainly don’t align with a green lifestyle. Living green means making cleaner choices every day. Using green products for your spring…

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Verde Energy Refer a Friend Reward Program

It’s back! Verde Energy is once again giving customers the chance to earn big by referring to their friends. When you refer people to Verde Energy you aren’t just helping the planet by promoting clean energy, you’re helping your wallet too. You’ll earn a $25 prepaid debit card for every referral that signs up with Verde Energy*. That’s a $25 prepaid debit card to spend any way you want wherever…

5 Reasons Your Natural Gas Bill is High in Winter

  Across the U.S., temperatures are cooling down and homes are heating up. Another thing on the rise is the household natural gas bill. The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) estimates that 47% of U.S. homes use natural gas as their primary heating source. It’s the most prevalent means of heating everywhere except the southeast where electric reigns supreme. In 2017 this number worked out to be 69,041,815 residential natural…

Truth about Standby Power

  standby power, is the electric power consumed by many consumer electronic devices when they are switched off but still plugged in and is often blamed for costing you a lot of money in wasted electricity. You might have heard that unplugging idle appliances around your home saves a lot of electricity. But for the most part that’s just not true. Idle phone chargers and power adapters likely account for…

9 Ways to Cool Down AC Costs

A heat wave assaults the senses. There’s the feeling of extreme warmth, the smell of perspiration and the sight of air almost seeming to bend in sizzling temperatures. And what’s that you’re hearing? It’s your air conditioner running and the sound of your bank account drying up. Heating and air conditioning your home account for almost half of your home’s energy use, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Here’s…