Recycle, Reuse, Reduce – Tips and Ideas

Friday, November 17, 2017

  We are all familiar with the terms recycle, reuse, reduce; three brilliant ways you can reduce your amount of waste, save energy and protect your environment. However, the practice of these three Rs should not be limited only to Earth Day and Environment Day alone. It should be a part of our daily life instead. Here is a collection of tips that reduce the load of household rubbish and waste and save energy. Recycle Aluminum cans: Empty soda and juice cans are made of aluminum that is 100% recyclable. Recycling cans to make new ones only takes 5% of the energy used in making a new one from scratch. Paper: Paper forms about 1/3 of the industrial waste in View More

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Reasons for an Unusually High Electric Bill

Thursday, November 16, 2017

  As an electric bill is the most significant and inevitable part of your monthly budget, an increase in that bill may negatively affect your financial stability. Although there are many reasons for a hike in an energy bill, figuring out the real reason is essential in knowing how much your energy usage has gone up and how can you reduce your energy consumption. When you receive a high electric bill, look at the amount of energy usage (kWh). If your energy usage is the same as the previous month’s usage, you should check the rate your energy provider has charged. It could be possible that you are being charged an increase in price or some extra service fees. The View More

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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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