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Five Mega-Must-Dos When Making Your Move

Whether you’re moving across town, across the state, or across the country, moving time is one of the most stressful things your family will ever do. Apart from the sadness of leaving familiar places and people and the anticipation of a new home, there’s the whole pain i [...]

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Checking Out the Early Predictions for the 2015 Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th. NOAA generally doesn’t release its seasonal predictions until the end of May which coming on the heels of Tropical Storm Ana seems to be cutting it a bit close. Still, three other prediction services [...]

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Bounce Energy Reaches 250,000 “Likes” on Facebook!

We’ve done it! Bounce Energy has surpassed the 250,000 “Likes” mark on Facebook – all thanks to our loyal customers and fans! It’s amazing that we have created such a vibrant social media community full of conversation, knowledge, and most important of all: fun! [...]

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Better Know your Electricity History Series, Part Three: Rural Electrification Act

Next up in our Better Know your Electricity series is focusing on the Rural Electrification Act. The Rural Electrification Act was one of the most important parts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It was passed by Congress in 1936 to give those in rural Americ [...]

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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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Get Out Your Green Thumb! 7 Spring Tips for the Inexperienced Gardener

Though the fives inches of fresh snow in the areas of Pennsylvania and New York try to tell us all otherwise, Spring has SPRUNG! That means gardening season is lurking beneath the brown leaf litter outside. Time to begin planning your plantings. But if you’re still a newbi [...]

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5 Tips for Weather-Ready Emergency Planning

With winter weather hammering the Northeast, and tornado season quickly approaching in the South and Midwest, now is a great time to begin thinking about disaster preparedness. Specifically, let's discuss some DIY ways to stare down the fury of Mother Nature. First thing [...]

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Introducing the Better Know Your Electricity History Series: Part One – Contentious Inventors

Amisdt all the wind turbines and electronic gadgets surrounding us now, we often forget that electrical service is only about 85 years old. In spite of Thomas Edison’s invention of a long-lasting (and marketable) incandescent light bulb in 1879, it took nearly 50 years to [...]

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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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