You’ve heard all the standard ways to save energy on this blog before. Those no doubt lead you to the greatest energy savings. But, you can save even more if you’re willing to take some out-of-the-box actions like these: 1. Only Wash with a Full Sink Yes, dishwashers do save you water versus washing the … Continue reading 9 Little-Known Winter Energy Savings Hacks
Hopefully you don’t experience electric bills costing thousands of dollars like many Texas residents did this past February! The only thing that will save you from that is being with an REP you trust. And when you find that REP, you can optimize the savings you get from them by changing your own behavior. Here’s … Continue reading How to Save Energy This Winter
Many global climate change talking heads warn that we need to dramatically transform our energy usage right now to avoid real catastrophe. Not a slow-and-steady approach. But one that completely overhauls our energy use and changes the entire landscape (literally and figuratively) of the US. What does that actually look like though? And what needs … Continue reading Can America Reach Net-Zero by 2050?
Buying electricity isn’t what it used to be, is it? You used to have just a single choice. Now you can choose from nearly 100 REPs. And, each of those REPs has many different plans to choose from. On the one hand, you can save money when you choose wisely. But on the other, you … Continue reading 3 Key Differences Between Fixed and Variable Electricity Plans
Whether you’re working from a home office or your regular office, saving energy can come back to you in significant ways. At your office, you can win recognition and admiration. Saving your company money will certainly only do you good. And saving money at home puts more in your pocket to use on something else. … Continue reading 5 Little-Known Winter Office Energy Savings Hacks
Tired of the same ol’ stuff? Life always falls into its routines. We humans thrive on that. But sometimes, you have to take a step outside of your usual day-to-day. Let’s do just that with these winter energy savings tips. Check ‘em out: Add smart switches and motion sensors to your lights. Seal attic air … Continue reading 16 Super Simple Winter Energy Savings Tips
Old habits die hard, don’t they? Think about it. You have a certain set of habits now. Don’t just think about your energy-savings behaviors. Consider all your behaviors. If you have to suddenly form a new habit, it’s not easy, is it? This holds true even if you know the new habit will replace one … Continue reading How to Painlessly Change To Better Energy-Savings Habits
While most REPs are honest and treat you fairly, you have to be realistic and recognize that doesn’t always happen. Of course, no REP ever admits to dishonesty. They all dress it up as a “mistake.” You never know the truth. When something doesn’t go right, it may be the way that REP tries to … Continue reading How to Protect Yourself from REPs’ Abusive Billing Practices