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Ways You Can Protect the Environment

As more research pours in about the state of climate change, people across the country are looking for any and all ways to conserve energy in an effort to protect the environment. We take care to turn the lights out when we leave the room, take shorter showers and invest in smart home devices that automatically save energy. But there’s one thing you may have missed. Your utility bill can…

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How to Switch Electricity Providers When You Move

Setting up utilities is one of many things on the moving to-do list, but it’s a big one. If you don’t have electricity on the day you move in it can cut unpacking short and make the first night pretty uncomfortable.  The good news is, switching electric providers is easy (for the most part), and you may not even have to switch if you’re making an in-town move. That said,…

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Preparation Tips for Winter Storms

Blizzards, Nor’ esters, ice storms – in many regions any of these could be a possibility. Are you prepared?  Preparing before a winter storm is an absolute must. If you aren’t prepared it can turn into a dangerous situation very quickly. There’s a higher risk for car accidents, getting stranded on the side of the road and extreme temperatures that can cause injuries like frostbite or even death. If you…

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Why is it Better to Use LED Lights?

Lighting makes up a bigger chunk of the electric bill than many people realize. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that lighting accounts for 5-7% of energy use in the average American household. It’s one of the top four energy uses behind space heating, cooling and water heating. For those who want to reduce energy use at home and their eco-footprint, LED lighting provides a great opportunity. Light emitting diodes,…

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What Are the Effects of Green Energy Over Time?

When we think of energy production today, green energy comes to mind no matter what your thoughts are on the climate crisis. The momentum behind renewables is so widespread some energy industry experts, including BP, anticipate renewables will be the primary energy source by 2040.  Proponents of clean, green energy point to many of the immediate benefits for communities and end consumers. But what about the long-term effects over time?…

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How Green Energy is Generated

Exploration into green energy production is at an all-time high. For some people motivation is saving money. For others, it’s about saving the planet. With news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that July 2019 was the hottest month ever recorded (but that record will likely soon be broken), many people are calling for an even greater investment in green energy generation. What exactly is green energy? Green…

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6 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint This Summer

Cookouts, camping, stargazing – despite the heat many of summer’s most popular activities take place outdoors. All the outdoor activity is a stark reminder that the climate is changing and we have to do what we can to preserve our earth so future generations can have their own summer fun. Summer is the time for relaxation so we’re giving you super simple, easy ways to significantly reduce your carbon footprint.…

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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…