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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…
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…
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
Energy Efficiency
Spring Cleaning for Energy Savings
Mar 27, 2023
Energy Efficiency
5 Ways to Save Energy Without Spending Money
Feb 27, 2023
Energy Efficiency Electric Vehicles
5 Things You Should Know About Charging EVs
Jan 16, 2023
Energy Efficiency Heating
Space Heaters: Advanced Features to Look For
Jan 3, 2023
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Energy Efficiency
Holiday Season: 12 Days of Energy Savings
Dec 19, 2022
Energy Efficiency Electric
Going Electric at Home: Home Heating
Dec 5, 2022
Energy Efficiency
Home Appliances: The Biggest Energy Users
Nov 7, 2022