Energy Efficient and EnergyStar Appliances Checklist

Energy Efficient and EnergyStar Appliances Checklist | Bounce Energy Blog

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 different types and classes of major appliances, it’s really important for you to have […]

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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 become a bit more savvy about […]

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

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

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 household appliances must head for the recycling center to make room for […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Whole Family

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Whole Family | Bounce Energy Blog

The day where folks rush to the shops to purchase candy, jewelry, and flowers for their one true love shouldn’t be kept just for couples. The real story of Saint Valentine itself has nothing to do with commercialism and buying gifts. So why not embrace Valentine’s Day as a sweet day to connect with your […]

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7 Indoor Winter Activities & Crafts Ideas for Kids

Indoor Winter Activities and Crafts Ideas | Bounce Energy Blog

Winter weather can sometimes turn into snow, sleet, rain or bitter chill. Depending on where you live, this can lead to a fun day of sledding outside in the freshly fallen snow, or staying indoors where the climate is warm and dry. Rather than turning to electronics, the internet, video games, and television, how about some good […]

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How to Teach Your Kids to Save Energy

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

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 own bills, they’ll have the natural knack for turning off lights, not […]

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How Can I Prevent My Pipes from Bursting in Texas?

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

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 common practice of laying the water line almost right to the […]

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How to Build a Command Center in Your Home

How to Build a Command Center in Your Home | Bounce Energy Blog

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 ease. A command center is […]

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How to Help Your Kids Set and Achieve New Year’s Resolutions

If you have listened and taken note over the last year on things your kids would like to do, perhaps it’s time you sat down with them and made a list on their 2018 New Year’s resolutions. Just because they aren’t the ones carrying the weight of life’s responsibilities on their shoulders doesn’t mean they […]

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Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick with the Right App

Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick With the Right App | Bounce Energy Blog

When we’re really ready to make a change, most of us don’t wait until January 1 to get started, which is part of why New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap. The pressure to start pursuing goals on New Year’s Day can make us declare our resolutions before we’re truly ready to begin, setting many […]

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