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Energy Efficiency
Smart Home Devices: Control Water Consumption
Feb 12, 2024
Whether it’s playing your favorite music, turning off the light, closing the garage door or keeping your home secure, smart home devices make it easy to automate your life. However, there are also instances where they can help you save energy and money. Even if you’re not a tech-whiz, you may…
Energy Efficiency
Smart Home Devices: Manage Lighting & Power to Save Money
Jan 15, 2024
Whether it’s playing your favorite music, turning off the light, closing the garage door or keeping your home secure, smart home devices make it easy to automate your life. However, there are also instances where they can help you save energy and money. Even if you’re not a tech-whiz, you may…
Energy Efficiency
Smart Home Devices: Control Energy Use & Save Money With Thermostats
Dec 18, 2023
Whether it’s playing your favorite music, turning off the light, closing the garage door or keeping your home secure, smart home devices make it easy to automate your life. However, there are also instances where they can help you save energy and money. Even if you’re not a tech-whiz, you may…
Energy Efficiency
Does Changing Your Furnace Filter Really Save Energy?
Oct 30, 2023
When air runs through your furnace, the air filter catches dust, hair and other particles in the air. Those particles stay in the filter, and the clean air passes through your fan and heat exchanger before going back into your home. Over time, more and more particles stick in the filter — making it…
Energy Efficiency
Fall for Energy Savings
Oct 23, 2023
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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…