Common Energy Saving Myths That Lose You Money

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

  Myth: Leaving the lights on uses less energy than switching them on or off when needed. Busted: The extra charge that is required to start a bulb is very minimal compared to energy consumed while leaving the lights on throughout an entire day. So, continue switching the lights off when you leave a room to save energy! This holds true for other appliances as well. In the past, some appliance manufacturers suggested that customers keep appliances switched on or in standby mode to maintain its life. While this may have been true, modern appliances are designed to be turned on and off regularly, so you need not worry about appliance longevity. Myth: Closing HVAC vents to unused rooms helps View More

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Take Control Of Your Energy Usage – With No-Deposit Prepaid Energy Plans

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

With an increasing number of electrical gadgets and appliances, combined with increasing energy rates, it is more essential now to take control of your energy usage than ever before. The prepaid energy plan is one of the most significant ways to reduce your energy consumption. The prepaid energy plan is a type of consumer-driven energy plan that allows consumers to pay in advance for the amount of energy they are using. Prepaid energy plans have become popular in Texas since the deregulation of the energy market. Previously, all energy suppliers needed to cover all expenses such as maintenance cost of power generation plants, poles, wires, and delivery systems. Deregulation allowed energy providers to share these overhead costs and allowed them View More

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Energy Audit: A Better Way to Increase Energy Efficiency and Reduce Energy Bills

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Increasing energy usage and costs are driving Texans to look for a comprehensive energy solution. Most of the houses and businesses are victims of increased energy costs. An energy audit helps you find out where and how energy is wasted and suggests effective solutions to reduce energy usage. There are three types of energy audits – preliminary, general and detailed energy audits. You can determine what type of energy audit to be performed at your home and place of business. Three types of Energy Audits Preliminary Energy Audit Preliminary energy audit or walk through analysis is a simple energy auditing process that takes only a short amount of time to accomplish. A home energy survey is a part of a preliminary energy View More

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Prepaid Energy Service – An Alternative to Monthly Electric Bills

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

As far as energy is concerned, Texas is a special place. The residents living in the energy-deregulated areas of Texas get the option to choose from many different competitive prepaid electricity plans. This is only possible because Texas became an energy deregulated state on January 1, 2002 and a consumers can opt to purchase their electricity service from a Retail Electricity Provider (REP) that sources their electricity.  Prepaid energy services lets households purchase an specific amount of power in advance and then use it, just like how you can pre-pay for mobile services. The pay as you go option is all about convenience. It is an excellent choice for those who do not wish to pay a large deposit or View More

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Spring Into Energy Savings With These Tips

Friday, February 26, 2016

Spring is in the air, and it won’t be long before electric bills are going up as we turn on the air conditioning for the cooling season. You can get a head start on energy savings with these tips. If you need to buy a window air conditioner, look for one with the Energy Star label that can cut your cooling costs by up to 20 percent. And when you’re placing that unit, try to use a window on the north side of your home. Less direct sunlight will allow your air conditioner to work more efficiently. Pledge to keep the central air thermostat set at 78 degrees. It pays off, because just a few degrees higher can save you View More

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