Although it doesn’t happen to most of us nearly as often anymore, 500,000 people in the United States still experience a loss of power for two hours or more on any given day of the week. Severe weather is the major cause of these outages (tornadoes, hurricanes, strong winds, wildfires and other natural causes), although equipment failures account for some. Power outages cost our economy nearly $80 billion every year. The effect on those at home ranges from the inconvenience of losing the air conditioner on a hot day to the serious potential impact on those who depend on electrically-powered medical equipment.
Ahh, August. We’ve officially reached the peak of grueling, summertime heat. It may be hot out, but that doesn’t mean you should suffer through the heat for the sake of your wallet. Avoid feeling the heat in your home – and wallet – with these quick tips to help you keep cool, while also staying energy efficient.
Whether you’re trying to get a handle on your summer energy bills or ensure you’re cool as a cucumber during that August heat wave (and probably both), you might want to be sure your AC is operating as efficiently as possible. Here’s an easy test to see if your unit is performing up to par.
Hurricane season for the East Pacific and Atlantic basins is officially underway. If you live in an affected area, it’s imperative to make sure you’re prepared should a hurricane strike. If you take the time to plan for an emergency properly, you and your family can rest easier knowing you’re prepared. Continue reading “Hurricane Readiness”