Archive for the “Energy Efficiency” Category


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Why Should I Get an HVAC Tune-Up? – Summer Prep Series Part 3

May has arrived in Texas, so it’s time for music, weddings, Cinco de Mayo, and the first waves of summertime heat and humidity. In a state where the daily summer temperature hovers between “well-done” and “nuclear,” you know how hard it is to cool your home while [...]

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Why Should I Sign Up for a Fixed-Rate Plan? Summer Prep Series Part 2

May has arrived in Texas, so it’s time for music, weddings, Cinco de Mayo, and the first waves of summertime heat and humidity. In a state where the daily summer temperature hovers between “well-done” and “nuclear,” you know how hard it is to cool your home while [...]

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How Much Energy Does This Appliance Use? Your Humidifier

Saving energy (and money) is always easier when you know how much you’re using. But because many of the convenient smaller appliances we use seem to draw little amounts of power, we all too often discount how their use really does impact our electricity bills. With our How [...]

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How Long Does an LED Light Bulb Last? [Infographic]

A Whole Lot Longer Than You Think! We talk a lot about the benefits of switching to LED light bulbs to improve your home's energy efficiency and to enhance how your green living efforts directly benefit the environment. But since some folks still wonder if all the hoopla ov [...]

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How Green is Texas? Part 4: The Handy Home Builders

When Texans observed the first Earth Day in April 1970, the state was America’s petrochemical capital. Oil and gas production gushed, and chemical plants belched smoke into the sky. Forty-six years later, Texas businesses and institutions are still energy leaders, but [...]

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How Green is Texas? Part 3: The Terrific Texas Universities

When Texans observed the first Earth Day in April 1970, the state was America’s petrochemical capital. Oil and gas production gushed, and chemical plants belched smoke into the sky. Forty-six years later, Texas businesses and institutions are still energy leaders, but [...]

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How Green is Texas? Part 2: The Superb School Districts

When Texans observed the first Earth Day in April 1970, the state was America’s petrochemical capital. Oil and gas production gushed, and chemical plants belched smoke into the sky. Forty-six years later, Texas businesses and institutions are still energy leaders, but [...]

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Can the Spring 2016 Natural Gas Market Affect My Electricity Bill?

More states rely on natural gas powered generators than ever. In fact natural gas makes up about half of the generation capacity for Texas, while the Northeast United States is 95% powered by natural gas. Thus, understanding what’s happening in the natural gas industry ca [...]

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How Green is Texas? Part 1: The Creative Companies

When Texans observed the first Earth Day in April 1970, the state was America’s petrochemical capital. Oil and gas production gushed, and chemical plants belched smoke into the sky. Forty-six years later, Texas businesses and institutions are still energy leaders, but inst [...]

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How Much Energy Does This Appliance Use? Your Baby Monitor

Saving energy (and money) is always easier when you know how much you’re using. But because many of our smaller appliances draw little amounts of power, we often discount how their combined impact contributes to your home’s energy usage. With our "How Much Energy Does [...]

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