Archive for the “Home Improvement” Category


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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When is the Best Time of Year to Buy New Appliances? | Bounce Energy Blog

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy New Appliances?

Modern appliances make everyday life so much easier, and with the ongoing advances in energy efficiency, the latest models typically cost less to operate than ever before. But there’s one expense you just can’t avoid forever: replacement. On a long enough timeline, all h [...]

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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 Build a Command Center in Your Home | Bounce Energy Blog

How to Build a Command Center in Your Home

Communication is key to a household running smoothly, whether you’re a part of a large family or have multiple roommates. Homework needs to be done on time, bills need to be paid, animals need to be fed and messages must be sent and received for life to float along with ea [...]

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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 There are one or two things the homeowner would like to change, such as an outdated bathtub for a new walk-in shower or updating the look of their kitchen.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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How Do I Clean My Garage with Green Cleaning Methods? | Bounce Energy Blog

How Do I Clean My Garage with Green Cleaning Methods?

Welcome to Green Cleaning Solutions from Bounce Energy! In this series, we will share our best practices, favorite tips, and homegrown cleaning recipes – all designed to keep your home clean using environmentally friendly products and methods. We’ll help you skip the g [...]

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How to Shop for Old Window Repairs

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 Clean Out A Clothes Dryer? | Bounce Energy Bog

How Do I Clean A Clothes Dryer?

Welcome to the How Do I Do This? series from Bounce Energy. Each month, we’ll dive into what it what you need to know to shop for, install, or repair those things in your home to keep your life affordable and convenient. Plus, you’ll (hopefully) learn some useful tips fo [...]

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