Archive for the “Energy Efficiency” Category


LED Lighting Series Part II : Light Up Your Outdoors

[caption id="attachment_16418" align="alignleft" width="400"] A backyard and pathway is lit using LED lighting. Image courtesy of[/caption] In Part I of our series, we established LED lighting as the light of the future. But since we now know it uses fa [...]

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Where the Sam Hill do I recycle all this stuff?

Recycling Nearest You – Get There!

[caption id="attachment_16168" align="alignright" width="300"] Where the Sam Hill do I recycle all this stuff?[/caption] Recycling is a must! It keeps waste out of the landfills, it replaces the need for raw materials for manufacturers (which lowers industrial pollution), [...]

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LED Lighting Series Part I: Where We’ve Come From, Where We are Going

[caption id="attachment_16140" align="alignleft" width="316"] The Buffalo Bayou Trail in Houston illuminated with LED lighting. Image courtesy of[/caption] You've heard of LED lighting, but how and why is it becoming a part of your daily life? Ligh [...]

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Tax Free Shopping for Texas on ENERGY STAR Appliances this Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day weekend means pool parties, hanging out with friends, three days off work for a majority of us (woo hoo!) and most importantly, honoring our brave veterans. Memorial Day weekend also happens to be the perfect time for those of you living in Texas to do some m [...]

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$5 Bill Credit is Yours with Bounce Back Energy Savings!

Back in the day, Bounce Energy created a clever program called Peak Rewards. The purpose was simple: if you lowered your energy usage when Texas needed it most, typically in the summer,  we would reward you on your next bill. After 2 successful years, we've continued this [...]

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Spring & Summer 2015: Weather Forecast & Your Energy Bill

Cold temperatures and new blankets of snow or ice in some parts of the country argue that winter’s not done yet. With Easter hopping into town on April 5, a lot of folks in the northeast are hoping their local egg hunt won’t get cancelled by a sudden blizzard. This pa [...]

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Green Living Can be Fun AND Practical

Over the past 15 months, I’ve had a lot of fun blogging on a wide variety of green topics, including green living and green upgrades to your home. But one thing holds true for nearly every topic that I’ve brought forward: they cost money. As first time homeowners on a si [...]

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5 EASY Energy Efficiency Projects to Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

Spring has sprung! All that sunshine and longer days gives you time to tackle jobs around your home that not only might fix problems but help save you money off your energy bill. Pick a warm weekend and let’s get cracking! 1. Clean out those rain gutters and downspouts. [...]

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6 Tips for Creating an Energy Efficient Home Office

Many folks are more aware of their home energy usage, especially when it comes to maintaining home offices. Save money by making your home work space more energy efficient - especially in a place you'll be using every day with high-usage products. The problem comes from [...]

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7 Tips for Energy Efficiency Savings for Your Small Business

With 23 million small businesses in America, most small business (SMB) owners want to find simple ways to cut costs. Every cent counts when you’re trying to reduce business expenses, including energy efficiency savings. Today's information age depends so much on ele [...]

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