Spring’s the easiest time of year, besides the transition to fall, to take your electricity use down to practically nothing. To make that happen, you should: Dress for comfort in the natural weather so you don’t have to turn your AC on Keep all your doors closed Close your fireplace damper Unblock all your vents … Continue reading How to Minimize Your Spring Electricity Use to Almost Nothing
The deregulated energy market in Texas can be confusing. After all, we’re the only state in the lower 48 with just such a market. The truth is deregulation has been in the works for decades. Here’s the basic summary: In the late 1970s, Texas was a monopoly and had high electric prices In 1995, Texas … Continue reading Deregulation 101: Why We Have REPs
Has deregulation been a good thing for you? You may or may not agree. Some other consumers may or may not agree with you. Whatever your opinion, you have to live with the fact that the Texas electricity market is deregulated. In fact, we’re the only state in the contiguous 48 with a completely deregulated … Continue reading Deregulation 101: How Deregulation Works in Texas
Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a human thing. And it’s perfectly okay. But if you keep making the same mistake over and over, you haven’t learned from it (or you don’t care). During spring, you can make mistakes that drive your energy bill up. The top mistakes include: Cooling your home when no one’s around Not … Continue reading 5 Spring Energy Consumption Mistakes that Increase Your Bill
You can easily find advice on any topic online. But, as you know, you can find good advice that works. And you can find plain old info that doesn’t actually work like it says. That’s certainly true when it comes to energy savings. So, what are some mistakes you might make that you can easily … Continue reading 4 Mistakes You Might Be Making That Cause High Energy Bills in Spring
Like saving electricity? That little spring sweet spot is coming! it’s warm enough to not use your heat and cool enough to not use your AC. What a grand time of year! Toss on a sweater or just sit around in your shorts all day, and you’re still comfortable. It just doesn’t get any better … Continue reading How to Optimize Your Electricity Use in Spring
Drafts in and of themselves may not actually waste much energy. But, they can make you feel cooler and more uncomfortable. And that might lead to you adjusting your HVAC more. Finally, that results in a larger electric bill. What causes drafts? What can you do about them? Find out below: 1. Obvious Leaks from … Continue reading What Causes Drafts In Your Home?
You’ve probably heard about putting those foam gaskets inside your electrical outlets to reduce air flow and keep your home more comfortable, right? But honestly, how much energy does that really save? And how much do you help the earth with that energy savings tactic? It’s easy to think about the energy savings tips that … Continue reading 3 Energy Savings Habits to Use To Save the Earth