Published in “July 2013”

Prepare Your Home Against Hurricane Flood Damage

Before a hurricane strikes, it's important for a homeowner to know if they are going to be hit with potential flood damage. Hurricane flooding is not limited just to coastal areas. Hurricanes are huge storm systems capable of sending powerful winds and driving rain hundreds [...]

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips if Your Family Plans to Hunker Down

You've just found out that a hurricane is going to hit your area within 48 hours. An evacuation has not been ordered, but the storm is expected to have strong winds, torrential rain, and might possibly spawn a few tornadoes. You and your family have decided to stay home and [...]

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A Life Hack to Defeat Mosquitoes, Energy Grid Developments, and more Cool News for July

July's a great month for summer fun in the sun with plenty of water. Of course, there's always the threat of too much of good thing, whether it's annoying inconveniences like nasty mosquitoes, brown-outs that jolt your AC, or summer storms that dump too much rain. Fortunatel [...]

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Hurricane evacuation tips

Prepare Your Family to Evacuate for a Hurricane

This summer's hurricane season is expected to be more active than last year with storms threatening US coastlines from sunny Texas all the way to rocky Maine. It's imperative to understand that extremely powerful hurricanes are possible and may force you to evacuate your fam [...]

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The Weather Outlook for Summer-Fall 2013: How It Affects Energy Prices and Your Electricity Bill

Since we've entered the heart of the summer, we wanted to take a bit of time to discuss those temperatures, their projections, and how they will affect your electricity bill. Currently, the western part of the United States is experiencing above-average dry and warmer wea [...]

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Hurricane Preparedness: Real-Time Storm and Energy Infrastructure Maps

Even though Tropical Storm Chantal eventually devolved into a tropical wave that brought lots of rain and wind to Hispaniola, Cuba, and South Florida, that doesn't mean that there aren't more storms on the way during the 2013 Hurricane Season. No matter the name of the hu [...]

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you face double the stress when a hurricane threatens your area. Not only do you have to make sure that your family, friends, and home are safe from harm, you also have to ensure that your small business is affected as little as possible. You don� [...]

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Six Tips to Make Your Small Business Move More Energy Efficient (Guest Post from James Harrison)

Corporate relocation is a big deal, and choosing the wrong office to move your small business to can be fatal. Most businesses cannot afford the time or finances to go through office relocation any more than once every few years, so if you select a building that is unsuitabl [...]

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7 Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Your Family

Are you ready for the next Hurricane Sandy or Katrina? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2013 is predicted to be an active year for hurricanes, with anywhere from 13 – 20 named storms. An active hurricane season puts homes at risk n [...]

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5 Tips for Making Your Air Conditioner More Energy Efficient (Guest Post by Ryan Edun)

Your central air conditioner: it’s the modern luxury that cools your family and your home when you need it most. And with above-average temperatures projected for this summer, we will really appreciate all the benefits provided by this technological marvel. However, air co [...]

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