Archive for the “Energy Efficiency” Category


How Much Electricity Does My Refrigerator Use? | Bounce Energy Blog

How Much Electricity Does My Refrigerator Use?

You might think there’s not much you can do about the electricity costs of your refrigerator. You can’t live without one, and you can’t turn it off. But if your refrigerator has been with you for a long time, it may be the case that a new one will pay for itself in jus [...]

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How Much Electricity Does My TV Use? | Bounce Energy Blog

How Much Electricity Does My TV Use?

TV tech just keeps getting better. Ultra high-definition TVs have arrived, smart tech is fully integrated into many new models and televisions are slimmer and lighter each year. But even though today’s TVs do more than ever before, there’s one thing they’re not doing a [...]

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How Much Energy do Your Household Items Use? [Infographic] | Bounce Energy Blog

How Much Energy do Your Household Items Use? [Infographic]

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 small amounts of power, we all too often discount how their use really does impact our electricity bills. With our Ho [...]

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Energy Efficient and EnergyStar Appliances Checklist | Bounce Energy Blog

Energy Efficient and EnergyStar Appliances Checklist

Major appliances represent major investment in your home, so you want them to be as energy-efficient as possible. EnergyStar qualified appliances are even more energy efficient than those meeting the federal minimum standard for energy efficiency Since there are so many d [...]

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How Much Electricity Does a Dishwasher Use?

Dishwashers actually use a surprising amount of energy. That’s because the big by-product of a dishwasher is heat. And that’s not a good thing to have in your home in the middle of a hot summer because all that heat winds up adding to your home’s cooling load. To becom [...]

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How to Teach Your Kids About Energy Efficiency | Bounce Energy Blog

How to Teach Your Kids to Save Energy

Teaching your kids good habits is paramount to raising conscientious, healthy human beings. One great habit is conserving energy. It’s a good idea to teach them about the importance of conserving energy while they’re young, so that when they’re older and paying their [...]

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How Can I Prevent My Pipes from Bursting in Texas? | Bounce Energy Blog

How Can I Prevent My Pipes from Bursting in Texas?

During cold snaps like the ones Texas has been experiencing over the past couple weeks, pipe insulation can be the difference between getting through it with ease and an expensive mess. How Do Pipes Freeze? Texas plumbers installing water lines to homes follow the [...]

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How to Shop for Energy Efficient Windows | Bounce Energy Blog

How to Shop for Energy Efficient Windows

While most homeowners love their homes, not every home is perfect. There are one or two things the homeowner would like to change, such as an outdated bathtub for a new walk-in shower or updating the look of their kitchen. And then there’s occasional “uh-oh” of the une [...]

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How Do I Install An Outside Outlet For Christmas Lights? | Bounce Energy Blog

How to Install an Outside Outlet for Christmas Lights

[caption id="attachment_24404" align="alignleft" width="288"] Installing an outdoor outlet can make decorating for the holidays easier and safer![/caption] Welcome to the How Do I Do This? series from Bounce Energy. Each month, we’ll dive into what you need to know to s [...]

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Exploring Renewable Energy Technology, December 2017 | Bounce Energy Blog

Exploring Renewable Energy Technology, December 2017

Welcome to Exploring Renewable Energy Technology from Bounce Energy! Because the ERCOT portion of Texas can be thought of as a “walled garden,” renewable energy sources in Texas now make up a significant portion of the energy supply mix. It’s also a dynamic technology [...]

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