Energy Efficiency

6 Steps to Cut Down on Energy This Summer

Summertime is just around the corner now, and while you may be looking forward to sitting by the pool, grilling out with friends or going on a beach vacation, the hot weather can also lead to some of your highest energy bills of the year. But the good news is that there are steps you can take to lessen the impact of regularly running your A/C to stay cool.

In this month’s blog, we look at six ways you can cut down on your energy usage this summer without breaking the bank:


3 Reasons to Consider a Smart Thermostat for Your Home

Smart thermostats emerged more than a decade ago with first-generation models from ecobee and Google Nest and have since become one of the most well-known and popular smart home devices. And for good reason as these devices promise numerous benefits around convenience, comfort and energy savings.

Smart thermostats automate a heating and cooling schedule based on your inputs or habits and make it possible to adjust the temperature of your home from wherever you are. Some smart thermostats automatically detect when you&… >>

3 Helpful Tips for Understanding Your Energy Bills

If you’re interested in becoming a smarter, more empowered energy consumer, having a firm grasp on what your monthly energy bill is telling you is an ideal place to start. Your bill will have helpful information on how you’re being charged for the energy you’re using and your typical habits for using energy at home, and it can help you develop a plan for saving energy.

In this month’s blog, we look at three tips for better understanding your energy bills:

1. Check how many kilowatt-hours you typic… >>

3 Reasons to Consider a Heat Pump for Your Home

More and more consumers are electrifying their lives as they look for ways to lower their carbon footprints, improve the energy efficiency of their homes and play their part in addressing climate change.

While the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) has received a lot of press in recent years, consumers are also considering technologies inside their homes, such as induction cooktops, electric water heaters and air-source heat pumps.

In this month’s blog, we look at three reasons to consider a heat pump for your HVAC system:

1. You can save m… >>

5 Low-Cost Energy Improvements for Your Home

With its milder temperatures and lower humidity, autumn is a great time to make energy-efficient improvements and other energy-related changes around your home (as we noted in this recent blog post). However, some improvements, like upgrading your HVAC system or installing solar panels on your roof, can put some serious strain on your wallet – even if they end up paying for themselves in the long run.

In this month’s blog, we look at five steps you can take relatively little cost to you:


7 Smart Energy Tips for Fall

After one of the hottest summers on record, temperatures are now beginning to cool off in many parts of the country as we approach Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer.

A brief respite between the sweltering heat of the summer and frigid cold of the winter, autumn is an ideal time to make energy-efficient improvements and other energy-related changes around your home.

Let’s look at seven steps you can take to be a smarter energy consumer this fall:

1. Stop air leaks with weatherstrips, caulk and insulation.

If your home has… >>

5 Ways to Start Saving Energy This Earth Day

Earth Day, the annual holiday promoting environmental awareness and action, is just around the corner. Celebrated globally since 1970, the day often sees commitments to environmentally friendly actions and policies from citizens, governments and corporations across the world.

While there are many routes you can take to be more eco-friendly this Earth Day, such as composting, recycling or planting trees, your household’s energy consumption is an area ripe with opportunities both big and small for lowering your overall carb… >>

4 Tips for Saving Energy with Smart Home Devices

There can be many benefits to setting up smart home devices around your home, including convenience, security and comfort.

In addition, many of these devices also make your home more energy efficient and can lead to savings on your monthly power bills. And, depending on your comfort with technology, many can be painlessly set up and will quickly begin reducing your home’s energy usage.

Let’s look at four … >>

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Smart Energy Consumers

With a new year just around the corner, many are beginning to think about personal goals that they hope to accomplish or behavioral changes they wish to make over the next 12 months.

If you have some energy-related goals in mind, such as improving your home’s energy efficiency or reducing your overall carbon footprint, now is the perfect time to start planning.

Let’s look at three resolutions you can make to be a smarter energy consumer in 2023:

1. Upgrade your home with Inflation Reduction Act incentives.

When the >>

3 Ways to Become a Smarter Energy Consumer

There are many steps you can take today to lower your power bills, decarbonize your home and otherwise become a more informed, empowered energy consumer.

From getting a better grasp on the details of your bill to installing smart home devices, such as a smart thermostat or smart plugs, let’s look at some steps that you can take:

1. Understand what your power bill is telling you.

Regardless of the specifics of your personal energy goals, a good starting place for becoming an empowered consumer is understanding exactly what >>

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