Published in “June 2014”

7 Tips for Energy Efficient Pool Maintenance

The average pool owner knows all-too-well the challenge of keeping their pools (and spas) clean. Many, however, are just beginning to learn how difficult and expensive that can be due to the amount of energy they're using.  The two biggest energy-using components effec [...]

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Moving to Texas? Check Out this Great New Infographic from Bounce Energy!

We’re rather proud of the Lone Star State here at Bounce Energy. Whether you prefer the hip, urban life or a slower, rural pace, Texas has nearly anything you could ever want in a place to live. In fact, our love goes so deep that we created an entire “Moving to Texas” [...]

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7 Tips for Eco-Friendly Pool Maintenance

Frolicking in a swimming pool in the summer can be great family fun. Cleaning and maintaining the pool? That usually isn't as much fun. Dirty pool water contains microorganisms and bacteria that can cause infections. While tossing in cupfuls of chemicals will clear the water [...]

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5 Ways to Avoid Heat Exhaustion

I have never liked the cold. When my family first moved to Texas, I rejoiced at the hot summer days while my wife sulked as she moved from one air-conditioned building to the next. However, with five summers in Texas under my belt, I will admit that they have slightly lost t [...]

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4 Water Safety Tips for a Stress-Free Summer

Summer is upon us and, for those of us in Texas, that means the heat is here. Don’t get me wrong, I am a heat-lover. I would much rather be warm than cold, but then I became a stay-at-home dad with an active little boy. I quickly realized that 100-plus degree temperatures [...]

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5 Fun Family Festivities for Father’s Day

“I have always had the feeling I could do anything, and my dad told me I could. I was in college before I found out he might be wrong.” – Ann Richards He’s dried your tears, helped you with your homework, and taught you how to throw a baseball. Or perhaps he stayed [...]

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5 Ways to Make Friends with Your New Neighbors

Times have changed and while you may never need to knock on your new neighbors' door to borrow a cup of sugar, there is still value in making friends with those who live closest to you. After all, you share a property line and you see them every day, so why not make those in [...]

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Texas, ERCOT, and the Electricity Outlook for Summer 2014

[caption id="attachment_14279" align="alignright" width="300"] Image Air_Conditioners_2865.JPG By Alvimann courtesy of Morguefile.com[/caption] According to predictions from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) meteorologist Chris Coleman, the chances are v [...]

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Life Hacks to Save Money: What to Buy in June

People enjoy life hacks for several reasons, but we like them for their money saving properties. Better yet, websites like DealNews.com and Lifehacker provide lots of money-saving tips on a regular basis, specifically by recommending a yearly timeline of when you should [...]

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5 Tips for Saying Goodbye to Your Old Things While Packing for the Move to Your New Home

[caption id="attachment_14182" align="alignright" width="300"] Image courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik (https://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/)[/caption] For some people, getting rid of excess junk is one of the best things about moving into a new home. Others, however, mi [...]

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