Published in “June 2009”

Making Your Washing (and drying) Experience More Energy Efficient

Only run dishwashers and clothes washers when fully loaded. This will save water in addition to electricity. Wash clothes in warm and cold water and you’ll use 80 to 85 percent less energy compared to using hot water. Use the air-dry setting on your dishwasher. Using the [...]

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Loyalty Program from Bounce Energy

Curious as to what, in addition to the unique rate plans and prices, makes Bounce Energy a bit different from your average Texas electricity provider? Your average incentive for signing up for electricity varies  by company, but generally include bill credits and other [...]

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A few easy ways to be energy efficient and green while cooking

Because your microwave uses 70% less energy, use it to reheat or warm up food. Toasters are great for small jobs.  They use one third to one-half of the energy an oven uses. Turn off your oven ten to fifteen minutes before cooking time runs out; food will continue to [...]

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Avoiding the Summer Blues: 5 Energy Efficiency Tips that Won’t Cost You a Penny

Summer is here, just in case the sweltering heat and sweat baths didn't clue you in. While energy efficiency and going green is a hot commodity these days, not enough information is being shared on how you can cut costs without actually spending money. Sure there are som [...]

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Tips for Peak Energy Efficiency with Your Water Heater

Set temperature to 120°F if your dishwasher has its own water heater, otherwise set it at 140°F. Repair leaking faucets. Warm-water leaks should be given immediate attention because they can raise your electric consumption rapidly. Drain your hot water tank regularly to r [...]

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Switch to Bounce Energy, Fly with a Friend for Free!

One offer that we constantly get positive feedback on is our companion airfare promotion. Bounce Energy customers who sign up for our Fantastic Fixed Six and Blue Sky Now also receive Unlimited FREE companion Airfare with no blackout dates for one whole year. It’s easy to [...]

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Green (Renewable) Energy Sources: Solar Energy

Solar Energy is the radiant light and heat that is harnessed from the Sun by humans to be converted into energy. Solar energy is generally converted into electricity in 2 different methods: Photovoltaic (PV devices) or Solar Cells - PV devices are most often used at location [...]

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Bounce Energy Launches Education Center to Help Customers Understand Texas Electric Choice, Billing, Plan and Rate Options and More.

Your Electric Bill can be one of your most confusing bills to read, and Texas Electricity in general can be stressful to understand. That’s why Bounce Energy has created a portal to help Texans understand the Texas deregulated electricity market better. Here are a few thin [...]

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What’s Up (or down) With Texas Electricity Rates: Summer 2009 vs Summer 2008

As I’m sure most people remember, the cost of electricity prices last summer were some of the highest in recent memory.  I’m sure many of the people on here will remember a record scratching moment when they looked at their bill and saw that their electricity rates from [...]

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The Anatomy of a Variable Rate Plan

Following up on the blog post last week, The Anatomy of a Fixed Rate Plan, this week I'm focusing on variable rates and how to best assess whether this option is the ideal electricity plan for you. Disclaimer: Several factors determine whether you should go with a fixed [...]

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