There’s no time like fall to take advantage of brisk weather and beautiful scenery. Looking for a few fun outdoor activities for your whole family to enjoy? We’ve got you covered! Next time you find yourself looking for ways to enjoy the season, consider these low-cost, eco-friendly ideas for your family. Continue reading “Fun Fall Family Activities”
Chatter about how to save money and energy persists throughout the year. Don’t make the mistake of falling for one of these energy efficiency myths. You could end up driving your bill up even more rather than cutting down on costs!
Green, renewable energy is becoming more available in technology today. Solar technology is one of the greenest forms of energy and now, more than ever, solar-powered gadgets are becoming more easily available. Next time you’re looking for a new household gadget, consider going solar to help conserve energy. Here are a few of our favorite household solar gadgets.
Sports-lovers rejoice – football season has officially arrived! While we love a good tailgate as much as the next person, they can often result in lots of trash and energy consumed. It feels great to win, but it feels even better to do it in style. While you’re busy planning your next tailgate, keep these eco-friendly tips in mind.
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”
One of the least expensive ways to regulate temperature in your home is to invest in curtains. Curtains help to keep heat out, or lock it in, depending on the time of year. By you taking the proper approach to curtains, your AC or heater can avoid working harder than it needs to. Heat loss and heat gain directly affect the cost of your energy bill. Practice energy efficiency and reduce your energy bill with curtains. Continue reading “Conserving with Curtains”
If you own a swimming pool, you know they can consume ample amounts of money and resources. Making sure your pool is cost and energy efficient doesn’t necessarily require a complete overhaul. There are plenty of simple, cost-effective solutions that can make your pool work more efficiently.