Published in “October 2009”


ENERGY STAR @ Home Tips

ENERGY STAR @ Home tips provides a room-by-room, interactive tour to learn what you can do during the fall months to save energy, money and help protect the environment. It's a rather unique approach, with each room offering unique tips on energy conservation. For exampl [...]

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Cool Front Savings

I love this time of year! The weather is getting cooler and the humidity is dropping. It's funny how it takes Texas until the middle of October to finally start feeling like fall, but honestly I can't complain. This past weekend, we were watching the New England vs. Tennesse [...]

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Know Your Texas Electricity: The Electricity Facts Label

The Electricity Facts Label (EFL) is a standard format sheet required by the Public Utility Commission of Texas that provides Texas consumers with important information on prices, contract terms, power generation sources and emission levels. Similar to the nutrition labels o [...]

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“No Cost” Ways to Save Energy

from the Alliance to Save Energy , a non-profit coalition supporting energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource through research, educational programs, and policy advocacy. Turn off everything not in use: lights, TVs, computers, etc. Check the furnace or air [...]

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Free Outside Events for Houston and Dallas Moms

As a stay at home mom in Houston, I am always looking for things to do that can get us out of the house. Like a lot of people, we're on a budget so I mainly look for events that are inexpensive or even better, free. Some things that we've started taking advantage of are all [...]

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Is Fall a Good Time to Switch Electricity Providers?

A valid question that most of us would struggle with balancing the pros and realities from the cons and myths: Should I switch electricity providers during the fall months? It's a difficult subject to tackle, considering the colder winter months just around the bend will [...]

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Bounce Supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Looking for something fun to do this weekend while giving back to the community? We have just the thing for you! This Saturday, October 3rd, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is hosting their ninthannual The Texas Star Shines for St. Jude Gala, and Bounce Energy is [...]

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Star-Telegram Survey: Texas REPs Offer More Flexibility for Consumers to Lower Their Electric Rates

A Dallas Star-Telegram article shows that often retail electric providers (REP's) offer lower residential rates than many municipal power companies (munis), electric cooperatives, or investor-owned utilities (IOU's). In the past, deregulation opponents made the argument t [...]

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