5 Reasons Your Natural Gas Bill is High in Winter

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…
Here’s how Solar Power will Handle the Eclipse

Here’s how Solar Power will Handle the Eclipse

  Operators will see a speedy loss of large loads of solar energy and the whiplash as it comes back to the grid when the eclipse ends. The total solar eclipse will be a test of how well the country’s grid will handle an unprecedented swing in solar-power production. Operators will have to balance a speedy loss of large loads of solar energy as well as the whiplash of that…
Truth about Standby Power

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

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…