How Much Energy Do My Light Bulbs Use?

How Much Energy Do My Light Bulbs Use? | Bounce Energy Blog

Do you have a bad habit of leaving the lights on in empty rooms? Do you ever wonder how much it’s costing you? The answer can depend a lot on what kind of light bulbs you’re using. While incandescent light bulbs were the standard for decades, there have been major advances in lighting technology in […]

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What is a Power Surge & How to Protect Your Home

What is a Power Surge & How to Protect Your Home | Bounce Energy Blog

Our lives orbit around the use of computers, appliances, and other tech gadgets, so when a power surge strikes, protecting their infrastructure is paramount. Surge protection is an investment in your electronics and appliances, and in your safety. It safeguards your valuable equipment during a power surge that can crash hard drives and modems or […]

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What Types of Electricity are Generated in Texas?

What Types of Electricity are Generated in Texas? | Bounce Energy Blog

Tacos and Friday Night Football aren’t the only things fueling Texas. The Lone Star State is a resource for many types of energy production. With wind and solar energy alone contributing to 18 percent of Texas’ energy in 2017, the state stands as a leader of renewable energy commercialization. Texas produces six major types of electricity: […]

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How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Recent storm history shows that hurricanes are becoming more and more frequent. Preparing for a storm ahead of time can dispel the stress that often accompanies hurricane warnings and mandatory evacuations. Don’t wait for that moment. Take steps to prepare yourself, your family and your pets with these simple hurricane preparedness procedures. Know Your Hurricane Terminology […]

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How Much Energy Do Your Computer and Router Use?

How Much Energy Does Your Computer and Router Use? | Bounce Energy Blog

In most homes with internet access, the router is plugged in and running 24 hours a day. In some, the computer is always on, too. Throw in a device that needs frequent recharging like a tablet, and you might start getting the idea that all these electronics are running up your electric bill. But there’s […]

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How Do the Latest TVs Compare in Energy Efficiency?

How Do the Latest TVs Compare in Energy Efficiency? | Bounce Energy Blog

Ever since flat screen TVs began flooding the market in the early 2000’s, TV technology has been evolving at a rapid pace. Some TVs that are just a few years old and in perfect working condition are technologically obsolete, and a few of them — like large plasma TVs — may be major energy hogs […]

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How to Choose a Thermostat for Your Home

How to Choose a Thermostat for Your Home | Bounce Energy Blog

Not long ago, there were only two basic categories of thermostats: manual and programmable. But in the age of the Internet of Things, we now have a third option — the smart thermostat — that allows a level of climate control we didn’t have before. And while the smart thermostat is the thermostat of the […]

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Our Four Best Recipes for the Fourth of July

Cooking with Less Kilowatts: Jumbo Lump Crab Salad Stuffed Avocados | Bounce Energy Blog

The summer sun, swimming, fireworks, music, camaraderie, revelry and painted stars and stripes are the essence of Fourth of July. But don’t forget about the food in this all American celebration! Freshly sliced watermelon and homemade tangy lemonade always make the cut. How about branching out and bringing a new plate to the party this […]

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How to Buy Your First Home

How to Buy Your First Home | Bounce Energy Blog

Are you ready to take those first steps to buying a first home? It’s exciting to say the least! Since this will be the most expensive item you’ve ever purchased, you need to carefully consider navigating finances and your family’s needs. Read this simple home buying guide and use our tips for first time buyers […]

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7 Energy Efficiency Home Improvements and Upgrades for Your New Home

7 Energy Efficiency Home Improvements & Upgrades | Bounce Energy Blog

Buying a home and personalizing it to your tastes and needs is often an exciting experience. But while you’re picking out paint swatches and considering installing that new kitchen island, remember that some home improvements are more substance than style. While they may seem less exciting now, energy-efficient upgrades can have you jumping for joy […]

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