There once was a story on an investigative news show that challenged a real-life brain surgeon and rocket scientist to read a phone bill. This was back when landlines were still the standard. …They couldn’t do it! Ever feel the same with your electric bill? Some companies do make theirs hard to read. And the … Continue reading How to Calculate Your True Electricity Cost
Alright, so let’s get back to optimizing your HVAC system for top efficiency again. Here’s what else you can do: 1. Clean the Evaporator Coil The evaporator coil is where your air conditioner absorbs heat. So if you have a dirty evaporator coil, you HVAC system can’t do that as efficiently, and you end up … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Tips for Top-Notch HVAC Efficiency: Part 2
Your HVAC system is by far the biggest user of electricity in your home. So that means it warrants most of your attention when it comes to energy savings. What simple and easy things can you do for your HVAC system so that you get the most out of it? Here’s what to do: 1. … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Tips for Top-Notch HVAC Efficiency: Part 1
Back in 1999, then governor of Texas George Bush signed the law that deregulated the Texas electricity market. The goal was to increase competition and force down prices for consumers. There has been some intense debate as to whether deregulation has actually decreased prices for consumers. So, let’s take a look at some of the … Continue reading How Competitive is the Texas Electricity Market Really?
During the coronavirus pandemic here, you can use every way you can imagine to put a little more cash in your pocket. Focusing on electricity savings won’t make you rich. But it could be that little extra bit you need to be a little more financially comfortable. …And where should you focus your time and … Continue reading 4 No-Cost Ways to Save Serious Electricity (And Money)
Unemployment may surge past 20% here in late April, which would mean we’ve given up all the jobs gained since the Great Recession. Hopefully, you don’t find yourself unemployed. And if you do, hopefully it’s just a temporary furlough. Whatever’s going on, it certainly won’t hurt to put a few extra bucks in your pocket … Continue reading The 3 Top Ways to Save Energy During the Coronavirus Pandemic
How do you save energy in 2020 and beyond? Some tips are pretty darn simple. Others, not so much. Here’s what to do: 1. Change Your Behavior This one has the greatest impact on your energy savings. By far. And though easy to understand, it may be the hardest to do. Remember the saying,”Old habits … Continue reading How to Save Energy in a Challenging 2020
So, just go down to your circuit breaker and start flipping switches. That’ll get their attention! …Kidding! That’s probably the worst thing you can do if your family’s not showing interest in helping you save energy. If you start to force your will on them, they’ll more than likely resist. Or, they might comply on … Continue reading How To Save Energy and Money Even If Your Family Seems to Not Care