Oh my goodness! You left your TV plugged in, and it has a self turn-on feature that means it drains energy when not unplugged. (Gasp.) Should you feel guilty about that because you’re not being as green as possible? Or, is it truly not a huge deal after all, and you’re really making mountains out … Continue reading How Much Energy Do Your Tech Gadgets Use?
One person recommends you shut your computer down for the night to save energy. Another says shutting your computer down too frequently causes damage. They say that shutting down and starting up your computer more frequently actually uses more energy. …Who’s right? You’ve certainly had the conversation in your own mind before. And perhaps you’ve … Continue reading The Truth Behind Shutting Down Your Computer and Putting It in Sleep Mode
Have you heard of Texas’ Public Utility Commission’s PowerToChoose.org? The website allows you to search for electricity providers in your zip code – and to see all the offers they have available. However, some of the state’s largest REPs were put on notice to make their offers to consumers less confusing – or the Public … Continue reading Texas Regulators Blast Electric Providers for “Misleading” Advertising
You can find home energy audits for free, but not always. And they’re a great way to save on your energy costs. While you may not have the skills of an experienced HVAC contractor, that doesn’t mean you can’t do your own audit and find many savings opportunities. Here’s a very simple one you can … Continue reading How to Do Your Own Home Energy Audit
Energy savings tips never actually run out. You can keep them going on and on forever. But usually, at some point, they become so time-intensive that it doesn’t make any sense to actually implement them. Take electrical outlet gaskets, for example. You can install them on every outlet in your home. But they save you … Continue reading 4 Practically Unheard Of (But Actually Realistic) Energy Savings Tips
Alright, so anyone on the internet can say whatever they want. And that’s all right because it’s a great American freedom: you have the right to be a complete fool in public if you want to. Sometimes, people try to use that freedom to their advantage. They’ll intentionally spread misinformation to cause harm to others. … Continue reading 4 Summer Energy-Savings Mistakes
Yep. Technology is changing the game again. When electricity was originally invented, Thomas Edison only knew about direct current. DC only would work if you had a power station every mile. Then, Nikola Tesla came along with alternating current. That allows us to have power stations many miles away. Today, you have all sorts of … Continue reading 4 Simple Home Energy Management Technologies to Install Today
Where there’s money to be made, there’s con artists to be found. These days, con artists have become adept at blending right in with everyone else. They’re hard to pick apart from the crowd. And any industry with strong growth potential is sure to have them. That includes solar energy. Solar hasn’t yet become the … Continue reading How to Avoid Solar Energy Rip-offs