Federal Energy Policies

Energy Policies Impact Electricity Rates

January 20th marks the beginning of a new administration in Washington, D.C.  Each administration has its own unique agenda. While it will take some time for campaign rhetoric to transform into actionable policies and programs, we can take an educated guess at what is likely in store for energy.  Energy is core almost every aspect […]

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Low-e windows save energy

Window Coatings can Lower Your Energy Bill

Windows play an important role in our homes. They provide us with natural light and serve as a connection to the outside environment.  Windows, on average, account for about 15% of our home wall space.  Windows are also one of the primary culprits when it comes to home energy inefficiency.  While caulking around windows is […]

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Clothes dryer energy usage

Choose an Energy Saving Clothes Dryer

When it comes to saving energy around the home, we tend to focus on heating, cooling, and lighting. Household appliances also account for a significant portion of energy usage.  The big-ticket items include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, and electronics.  However, from an energy usage perspective, clothes dryers reign supreme among appliances.  There are a number […]

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Blue LED Lights

Lowering Electricity Bills with LED Lighting

Lighting reigns supreme among the many benefits of electricity. From illuminating our homes to extending our productivity beyond the confines of daylight, lighting is a necessity.  In fact, lighting accounts for 15% of all electricity used in our homes and businesses.  We are all familiar with the changes in home lighting technologies.  A trip to […]

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electricity vampires

Electricity Vampires Drive up Monthly Energy Bills

Home energy topics tend to follow the seasons. Most consumers are not interested in air conditioner efficiency ratings in December.  Likewise, advice on space heaters seems more relevant in November than July.  It just makes sense to provide consumer information appropriate to the season.  Fall is great for working on all of those home projects […]

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