Archive for the “Energy Efficiency” Category

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Cooking with Less Kilowatts: Greek Meatball Stuffed Pita Pockets

Welcome to Cooking with Less Kilowatts. There is nothing better than sitting down in the evening to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. But did you know that changing what you do in the kitchen can make an impact on your monthly electricity bill? Each week, I will he [...]

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Putting Technology to Good Use Part 1 – Energy Efficiency Apps

Welcome to "Putting Technology to Good Use!" This series will introduce you to a host of helpful products and apps, and we hope it will prove useful in sifting through all the information on the market. After all, we should be able to use technology to our benefit. You’ [...]

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Green Urban Efforts Series Part 4 – Philadelphia, PA

I spent the first 26 years of my life in Pennsylvania, and the first things that come to mind when I think of Philadelphia are cheese steaks, the Liberty Bell, and a bustling big city atmosphere. Now, it's time to shed a new, greener light on all things Philly! First up, [...]

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How Can High Temperatures Affect My Texas Electricity Bill?

High summer temperatures in Texas mean running your air conditioner longer. Let’s say you’ve set your AC at 72°F. Because of the heat, your system is running frequently, which means you’re using a lot of electricity: around 3,500 watts/hour for a 3 ton central air u [...]

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LED Lighting Series Part V: How LED Lighting is Changing the Face of Our Cities

Over the course of the Bounce Energy LED Lighting Series, we've shared the basics of what makes LED lighting energy efficient and financially sensible, as well as how to implement LED lighting into your own backyard. We’ve also given you tips on how you can bring LED light [...]

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It’s Hot Outside: 6 Ways to Stay Cool Without Overworking Your Air Conditioner

A Texas heat wave is never fun. And, if you've pushed your AC up to 80 degrees because of a Peak Event, it can be daunting. Current weather forecasts show we’re still in for high temperatures throughout the rest of the month. So, if you need ways to stay comfortable withou [...]

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Get Out of the House and Keep Your Family Cool with These Five Activities

Whether you’ve been watching the news or stepped outside for one minute, you know it’s hot in Texas. Yes, it’s been warm over the past few months, but with temperatures stuck in the triple digits, we’ve reached a new level of hot. Plus if you have kids at home for t [...]

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Reduce Your Energy Usage Today to Help the Texas Electricity Grid

Summers in Texas can get pretty unbearable, so we all enjoy blasting cold air to combat the heat and humidity bearing down upon us. But when too many of us use more energy than is available on the Texas energy grid, things can get ugly in a hurry. In order to stave off th [...]

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Green Urban Efforts Series Part 3 – Fort Worth, TX

Welcome to our Green Urban Efforts Series! With each installment, we'll showcase how major cities in our service area can help you go green. If you live in or near these locales, we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunities provided. And if you live outside these [...]

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LED Lighting Series Part IV: LED Lighting for Your Dining and Living Room

Bounce Energy’s LED Lighting Series has covered the basics of the "light of the future." We've also addressed how you can incorporate LED lighting into your outdoor living space and your kitchen. With our fourth installment, we turn our focus onto lighting up rooms whe [...]

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