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Propane and Fuels
Vented vs. Vent-Free Gas Logs: Which Is Right for You?
Sep 18, 2023
Considering the addition of gas logs to your home? Your first decision is whether to purchase a vented log set or one that is vent-free. Here’s a quick guide to help you make the best choice for your space. Installation and Placement First, the location of your gas logs may be the deciding factor.…
Energy Efficiency
Vacation? Give Your Energy Bill a Break Too
Aug 10, 2023
A vacation is a great way to get away from it all. Did you know that your appliances and electronic devices can use a little time off as well? With a few simple adjustments before you leave, you'll come home to a lower energy bill. Water heater If you have a tank unit, your water heater will…
Energy Efficiency Heating
Mini-Split Heat Pumps: Ductless Heating and Cooling
Jul 10, 2023
Mini-split heat pumps provide energy-efficient heating and cooling without ductwork. They're a cost-effective replacement for inefficient baseboard electric heating and window air conditioners in older homes and multifamily buildings. These systems are also a good choice where installing ductwork…
Propane and Fuels
Gas Log Burners: Which is Right for You?
Jun 19, 2023
When selecting a new set of gas logs, one choice to consider is which type of burner would work best for you. Burners are installed in gas fireplaces to support the log set and power the flames. Some gas logs will only work with one type of burner, where others will have a variety. The different…
Propane and Fuels
Choosing the Perfect Gas Space Heater for Your Room
Jun 19, 2023
Space heaters are a great way to add warmth to your home on a cold winter day. However, with so many different models and features, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Understanding your room size, prioritizing safety/efficiency features, considering venting options, and choosing the…
Energy Rebates for Members to Save Money!
Jun 14, 2023
Blue Ridge Energy is offering energy rebates to its members, allowing you to upgrade to energy-efficient appliances and make home improvements while saving money. Rebates are available for ENERGY STAR® refrigerators, freezers, high-efficiency heat pumps, and weatherization measures. Appliance and…
Energy Efficiency
Save Money and Grill Out with These 5 Recipes
Jun 14, 2023
Are you looking to cut down on your electricity usage and enjoy delicious meals at the same time? Look no further! We'll show you how grilling outside can help you save money on your energy bills. Get ready to fire up the grill and discover five recipes that will keep your taste buds and your…
Storm Preparedness Kit Essentials: Be Ready for Any Storm!
Jun 14, 2023
Storms can be powerful and unpredictable. To keep safe during a storm, it's important to have a well-equipped storm preparedness kit. Here are some of the essential items you need to include in your kit, including some of our favorites from Amazon: Water and Non-Perishable Food Store drinking water…
Energy Efficiency
5 Easy Energy-Saving Tips for Summer
Jun 14, 2023
Stay cool and save money this summer with these five simple energy-saving tips! 1. Embrace Natural Cooling: Open windows during cooler times of the day to let in the breeze. Use fans to circulate air without relying on air conditioning. Photo from Alistair MacRobert 2. Optimize Your Thermostat: Set…
Energy Efficiency
5 Ways to Save While Doing Laundry
May 8, 2023
Battling Mold and Mildew in Your Home
Apr 24, 2023
Moisture leaks and humidity problems can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause a variety of health problems including allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions. Moisture and humidity can also cause structural damage to your home, such as rot in building materials and the…
Spring Storms: Is Your Home Ready?
Apr 10, 2023
Spring is a time of hope and renewal, but it can also bring severe weather and flooding. Are you prepared? Take these steps to keep your home and family safe during spring storms. Safety first Make sure your family is ready to stay safe during a storm or other emergency. Check to see if your…