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5 Quick DIY Home Improvement Fixes to Get Your Home Through Winter

Not everyone lives in a certified energy efficient home. Even homes constructed one or two decades ago that follow energy efficient practices (at the time) aren't perfect — especially in residential developments where affordability was the main feature. But whether you [...]

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Lower Your Usage and Save with Bounce Back Energy Savings

Back in the day, Bounce Energy created a nifty program called Peak Rewards. The point of this fun feature was simple: if you lowered your energy usage when Texas needed it most (typically the depths of the summer), we’d reward you on your next bill. Well, after 2 successfu [...]

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Plan Spotlight: Executive and Preferred Membership Plans

Looking for something new and interesting from your favorite Texas electricity company? Wanting a fresh twist on the traditional idea of what an electricity plan could be? Look no further than the Executive Membership and Preferred Membership plans from Bounce Energy! These [...]

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The US Natural Gas Update for Fall 2014

[caption id="attachment_14736" align="alignright" width="480"] Natural Gas Storage as of 08/29/2014. Image courtesy of http://www.eia.gov/.[/caption] Last winter's whirling blob of arctic atmosphere, the Polar Vortex, paid several chilly winter visits to the United States [...]

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Plan Spotlight: the Nifty 9 is Perfect for College Students

There’s a lot going on during the college years. Between classes, studying and “extracurricular activities,” it's no wonder why trying to keep track of your energy bill isn’t high on the priority list. So this year, for those who are living off campus in an apartment [...]

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7 Tips for Energy Efficient Pool Maintenance

The average pool owner knows all-too-well the challenge of keeping their pools (and spas) clean. Many, however, are just beginning to learn how difficult and expensive that can be due to the amount of energy they're using.  The two biggest energy-using components effec [...]

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Texas, ERCOT, and the Electricity Outlook for Summer 2014

[caption id="attachment_14279" align="alignright" width="300"] Image Air_Conditioners_2865.JPG By Alvimann courtesy of Morguefile.com[/caption] According to predictions from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) meteorologist Chris Coleman, the chances are v [...]

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Light Bulb Prices Burning Your Wallet? Comparing Halogen Bulbs to LEDs

No doubt you're already aware that LED bulbs use far less electricity compared with incandescent bulbs. That's because the old-school incandescent bulbs use electrical resistance to heat the filament until it glows. Consequently, about 90% of the energy an incandescent bulb [...]

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Plan Spotlight: Thrilling 36

You’re the type of person who longs for security. You seek the long-term commitment in every aspect of life you can control, from your personal relationships to the consumer goods you purchase. You like knowing where things are coming from and where they’re going on a da [...]

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Coal Pricing Update for Spring 2014

At first glance, American coal seems to have had a bad year. Falling production from loss of investment, lack of interest in federal land leases, and low profitability — all point to coal sluggishly waning as an electric generation fuel stock. The reason: coal may be cheap [...]

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