Thinking about buying a home this year? It’s an exciting and stressful time of life. Part of the stress involves the additional expenses that come with maintaining your home. Does it make more sense to just stay in an apartment for another year or two? Or, can you go out and begin your American Dream? … Continue reading Winter Home Versus Apartment Heating
Gas versus electric: who wins? Of course, you’re going to get the old “it depends” answer. But fortunately, we’ll tell you which is better in various situations. That way you can make the best decision for yourself. Here’s a summary of the key points of this post: Gas heating generally costs slightly less over its … Continue reading Gas Vs. Electric Heaters: Which Makes More Sense?
If you’re a longtime reader of this blog, you’ve certainly seen one of our past posts on electricity savings myths. Not every tip you hear actually results in energy savings though! Just like every industry, you have myths, misperceptions, and misunderstandings. So, in 2021, what myths still exist? What advice that, when you hear it, … Continue reading Electricity Savings Myths: 2021 Edition
The electricity grid is a complex system that delivers you the energy you need. But you usually only ever get experience with the REP, which actually fulfills your demand for electricity. To begin, a power generation company actually generates the electricity you need. This would be a coal, natural gas, or nuclear plant. Or, it … Continue reading How REPs Work (And Why You Should Care)
If you can’t afford your own home, you’ll find yourself in an apartment. But regardless of where you end up, how can you minimize your heating costs? Here’s what we’ll cover: Smart thermostats are a can’t-fail investment Get everyone in your family on the same page Weather stripping and window film are quick wins It’s … Continue reading How To Reduce Heat Used by Apartments with Electric and Homes with Gas
Gas usually is more cost-efficient than electric. But typically you’ll have twice the space, or more, to heat in your home. So how do you compare the utility costs of an apartment heated entirely by electricity to a home heated by gas? It’s actually harder than it may seem to you at first. Here’s a … Continue reading Comparing the Heating Costs of Apartments with Electric Versus Homes with Gas
Your carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases your lifestyle choices release into the atmosphere. The more carbon in the atmosphere, the warmer the earth gets. The average carbon footprint per person in the US is 19.58 tons per year, which ranks us in the top 10 in the world. Countries like Australia, … Continue reading How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint (And Save Energy at the Same Time)
You hear a lot of talk about alternative energy sources like solar power, wind, hydroelectric, and geothermal energy. And while they truly do a lot more good for the environment than fossil fuels, they’re simply nowhere close to being able to supply the energy we currently use. Sean Comey, Senior Advisor for Chevron, said in … Continue reading The Real Key to Energy Savings