Archive for the “Energy Efficiency” Category


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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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Better Know Your Electricity History Series, Part Two: The War of Currents

[caption id="attachment_15875" align="alignleft" width="300"] Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse. Images courtesy Wikipedia[/caption] When Thomas Edison’s successful, long-lasting incandescent light bulb first lit streets in 1879, it took 50 years for [...]

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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

[caption id="attachment_15728" align="alignright" width="300"] Office image courtesy of GaborfromHungary at morguefile.com[/caption] With 23 million small businesses in America, most small business (SMB) owners want to find simple ways to cut costs. Every cent counts whe [...]

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The Next Frontier is Here! Bounce Energy Brings Nest to Texas

Saving energy is about to get even cooler! Bounce Energy is excited to welcome our new partnership with Nest. The Nest Thermostat learns your schedule and programs itself. Once it's set up, you could save up to 20% on your heating and cooling bill. The Nest Learning Th [...]

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Should We Believe Phil’s Hype? The Spring 2015 Weather Outlook

[caption id="attachment_13545" align="alignright" width="300"] This isn't Punxatawney Phil, but it's still a groundhog.[/caption] Punxsutawney Phil has done it again. Yanked out of his burrow, the wee beastie was forced to blurt out his prognostic finding by his handlers [...]

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Weather, Electricity Prices, & You: the Winter 2015 Natural Gas Update

[caption id="attachment_15598" align="alignright" width="360"] Buried Natural Gas Line image courtesy of snowbear at morguefile.com[/caption] More states rely on natural gas powered generators than ever before. Texas uses the fuel for more than half its generation, whil [...]

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