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Direct Energy Switches from Nest to Hive

The consumer energy market has three major components. The first is the energy itself.  Consumers need reliable and affordable access to electricity and natural gas.  The second component involves energy consumption and conservation.  This includes everything from heating and cooling systems to low emissivity windows.  The third component of the consumer energy market is home […]

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Ambit Highest in Connecticut Electric Service

Ambit Energy received the highest overall rating for Connecticut in the J.D. Power 2015 Retail Electric Provider Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. The survey scored retail electric providers in the areas of price, communications, enrollment/renewal experience, customer service, corporate citizenship, and billing and payment. Top Electricity Companies Ambit received a score of 659 down from their […]

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Electricity Plans and Nest Thermostats

The key to optimizing heating and cooling energy usage in your home lies in your thermostat settings.  The goal is to save energy without sacrificing comfort.  In some ways, the evolution of thermostats is analogous to innovations in car windshield wipers. Thermostat Evolution For decades, residential energy consumers had manual mercury thermostats.   This stage of […]

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TXU Energy and Direct Energy Free Electricity Plans

For most of the history of residential electric service in Texas, it did not matter when customers used electricity.  The analog watt-hour meters (think dials and that spinning disk) simply measured energy consumption.  Energy providers simply took the difference between the beginning and ending reading and multiplied it by the electricity rate.  With the deployment […]

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Direct Energy and Bounce Energy Usage Reduction Rewards

Texas consumers have come to expect low rates and high reliability when it comes to their electric service.  Except for storm-related disruptions, power is typically available when you need it, in whatever quantity you need it, and at a level price.  As a result, most electricity customers do not consciously consider their impact on the […]

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