Lowering Energy Use as Natural Gas Prices Push Utility Costs Higher

In the fall we saw natural gas prices beginning to increase as pandemic conditions eased and the demand went up. It was worrisome given that chillier winter temperatures historically push demand even higher and production wasn’t back to pre-pandemic levels.  Fortunately, November was more mild than expected and the winter isn’t looking as bleak as predicted. Still, the forecasts do predict December and January will be much colder. When that… …

How Rising Natural Gas Prices Affect Renewable Energy Plans

More and more households are making the switch to fixed renewable energy plans, and right now they’re glad they did. Fossil fuels are soaring in price across the board, but the rise in natural gas prices is likely to hit consumers the hardest.  Market Data analysts are already predicting that natural gas price increases will continue to climb this winter. The primary cause for the increase is a growing demand… …

How Many Solar Panels You Need to Power Your House

  As the cost of solar equipment goes down, more people are seriously considering putting an installation up at home. But a solar panel installation isn’t cheap. It’s a serious investment, so it’s important to get the setup right. The only problem is, most people are completely new to solar energy so figuring out how things should be set up isn’t always clear. One of the biggest questions is how… …

What Are Some Tips to Reduce Electricity Bills?

Staying mindful about how and when you use electricity will put you a long way on the road toward lowering your bills. Careful homeowners can even save hundreds of dollars every year using tips like the ones below. Not every tip will work well for everyone, but consider trying as many of them as you can. Become enlightened about energy Turn off the lights when you’re out of the room,… …

Benefits of Switching to a Solar Water Heater 

Your water heater is a major piece of equipment that’s used on a daily basis. It’s used so often, water heating accounts for roughly 18% of annual energy use. There are ways to use your water heater for maximum energy efficiency, but if you really want to cut energy use you may be considering a solar water heater.  There are actually a few different types of solar water heaters. Each… …
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