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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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How to Switch to Green Energy?

Green energy from renewable resources is more abundant and reliable than ever. But should you switch to renewable energy? Is it even possible to switch from standard electricity service to green energy?  For many Americans, powering a home or business with green energy is possible. Here’s what you need to know to make the switch to a renewable energy plan.  Learn About Renewable Energy Generation  Before signing up for a…

How Verde energy supports customers during this COVID19 breakout?

How Verde Energy Supports Customers During this COVID19 Breakout?

  Even during times of crisis, energy has to keep on flowing to hospitals, businesses, and homes across the country. Verde Energy is bringing normalcy to this unique time with energy that keeps you connected, informed and entertained.  Host a Netflix movie streaming party, Facetime with your grandma, catch up on house chores and then relax while you watch the local news on TV. The energy that you count on…

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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…