6 Fun Craft Projects to Do with Your Kids

6 Fun Craft Projects to Do with Your Kids | Bounce Energy Blog

It’s summertime, and crafting with your kids is a great way to spend a summer afternoon inside the cool AC, when the temps are too high to get out in the sun and hit the pool! Using a few supplies that you may already have inside the craft or kitchen cupboard, we share ideas and […]

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How to Lower Your Summer Electricity Bill

How to Lower Your Summer Electricity Bill | Bounce Energy Blog

To escape the heat of Texas summers, we use our air conditioners a lot.  When your AC runs almost constantly to keep up with the long stretches of 90-plus degree heat (and high humidity), saving energy may seem like a tall order. You can reduce your electric bill by taking a few easy steps to help your […]

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Learning to Use a Knife – Cooking with Kids, Part 5

Learning to Use a Knife - Cooking with Kids, Part 5 | Bounce Energy Blog

Welcome to Cooking with Kids from Bounce Energy! Think of the kitchen as a science lab or a living classroom. It contains so many elements that can provide hands-on learning opportunities for your kids – measuring, learning temperature, time, chemistry, fermentation, and more. Join us as we show you how to introduce your kids to the […]

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How to Get a Ring Out of the Drain

How to Retrieve Items Lost Down the Drain | Bounce Energy Blog

  How to Retrieve Items Lost Down the Drain Losing a ring down a drain can be a painful blend of embarrassment and frustration.  It’s an ancient plot device for a TV situation comedy: the soon-to-be bride loses her expensive engagement ring down the drain but wants to conceal the fact from her soon-to-be spouse. So she […]

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Easy and Green Ways to Clean Your Grill

Easy and Green Ways to Clean Your Grill | Bounce Energy Blog

After months of sitting dormant in a garage or beneath the deck, your grill can end up doing a lot of work during the summer months. And though you might have put it away clean — or relatively clean — it doesn’t take much more than a couple weekends of sizzling well-formed burgers, charring thick […]

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Using Leftovers – Pioneer Life in the 21st Century, Part 6

Using Leftovers - Pioneer Life in the 21st Century, Part 6 | Bounce Energy Blog

Pioneer times were tough, and we would never suggest life without modern plumbing, refrigeration, or electricity! But with the fast pace of modern life, some folks have decided to learn skills from bygone eras. This includes purchasing local products made closer to home with more care and quality materials, unhooking from technology, and embracing homesteading. In our Pioneer Life in the 21st […]

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Maintenance Tips for Your First Home

Maintenance Tips for Your First Home | Bounce Energy Blog

Buying your first home is exciting. It’s a great investment and unlike an apartment, you can finally do what you want to the place. But when something breaks, it’s no longer Mr. Landlord to the rescue. It’s all on you to get it fixed and functioning again. But don’t worry, you’re in control now, which means you […]

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Fun with Less Kilowatts: Build a Wind Turbine

Fun with Less Kilowatts: Build a Wind Turbine | Bounce Energy Blog

Welcome to Fun with Less Kilowatts! We believe that science experiments at home can be a creative way to engage kids in learning while having fun. They can be educational AND great activities to keep your kids busy and away from the television. Each month, we’ll feature a new science experiment that can be a […]

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Exploring Renewable Energy Technology – June 2017

Exploring Renewable Energy Technology - June 2017 | Bounce Energy Blog

Welcome to Exploring Renewable Energy Technology from Bounce Energy! Because the ERCOT portion of Texas can be thought of as a “walled garden,” renewable energy sources in Texas now make up a significant portion of the energy supply mix. It’s also a dynamic technology with new innovations, discoveries, and issues arising every week. Each month, we […]

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What do I need in my hurricane prep kit? [Infographic]

What do I need in my hurricane prep kit? | Bounce Energy Blog

Hurricane season has started, and we want to ensure you and your family are prepared for the season. Most importantly, do not wait until a hurricane is heading your way to prepare your kit. Assemble and gather all the supplies beforehand. What you really need in your hurricane prep kit depends on whether you plan […]

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