How to Check for Fireplace Safety

How to Check for Fireplace Safety

As the weather finally starts to cool off, your air conditioner will get a much-needed break. Instead of blasting cool air around the house, it’s time to start snuggling up next to a warm fireplace. While this is cozy and more cost-effective than turning up the heater, using the fireplace requires precaution. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) estimated that in 2014 alone there were 22,500 residential fires caused… ...
Which is Best: Natural Gas or Electric Pool Heaters?

Which is Best: Natural Gas or Electric Pool Heaters?

As the fall season approaches, it becomes painfully clear that the lazy days floating in the pool are limited. Or are they?  A pool heater can turn your swimming pool into a year-round source of aquatic entertainment instead of a winter eyesore that requires extra maintenance with no benefit. If you’ve decided to invest in a pool heater, the real question is which type of pool heater you’re going to… ...
Community Solar Programs: What You Need to Know

Community Solar Programs: What You Need to Know

Are you considering a community solar program? Wondering what a community solar program is?  With a community solar program, you don’t need a solar panel system of your own. Think of community solar programs like a co-op with shared renewable resources. Instead of small solar panel systems at a number of properties, a large solar farm generates electricity for the entire group to share. It’s a fantastic option for most… ...
How Many Watts Does a TV Use When Off?

How Many Watts Does a TV Use When Off?

How Many Watts Does a TV Use When It’s Off? Now that people are staying home during the pandemic, some devices and appliances are getting used a lot more than normal. The stats from streaming services confirm TVs are getting a lot of use as people hunker down at home instead of going out. As you sit in front of the television, you may be wondering how much the endless… ...
Small Business Electricity Plans Become Green

Small Business Electricity Plans Become Green

The Big Demand for Small Business Green Electricity Plans   For some time there’s been a lot of talk about big corporations going green and becoming carbon neutral. But what about the 30.2 million small businesses in America?  Many small business owners are interested in offsetting their impact as much as possible too, and the interest is growing. Back in 2012, an Office Depot survey found that 61% of small businesses… ...
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