Do Smart Homes Really Save You Money?

Even after a year of being housebound, many of us find ourselves in a remote-work situation, so home is where we’re going to spend far more time than we once did. It doesn’t take long for our thoughts to switch to the extra power we’re going to use by being at home so much more. […]

Energy Efficiency: What Is It and Why Do You Need It?

There are so many reasons you should want to reduce your energy footprint. If combating climate change, reducing pollution and preserving the planet for future generations aren’t convincing arguments … how about saving you money? Wasting anything is money sent down the drain, and spending more on energy than you need to is no different.  […]

Thanksgiving and Energy: Breaking Down Turkey Day by the Numbers

Thanksgiving is a day known for food, travel, and family get togethers. At those family gatherings, so many of us are often looking for good topics to bring up to keep the conversation flowing. We want to avoid politics, maybe you don’t care about the football game on TV, and you may realize you actually […]

Energy-Saving Tips for Smart Homes

Have you ever done a home energy assessment? If you haven’t — or if it’s been a while — it’s possible that your household is wasting significant amounts of energy. It also provides valuable insights, such as which areas of your home require more power, whether it’s time to add more insulation, and/or whether your […]

5 Eco-Friendly Technology Ideas For Your Home

In today’s ever-evolving world, keeping the environment clean and safe is becoming more and more of a priority. While we continue to rely on nonrenewable and fossil fuels, green technology is becoming more important to energize our homes and keep the environment safe at the same time. For Energy Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight […]

Light Comparison Guide: LED Lights Versus Standard Bulbs

Don’t you hate it when it’s the middle of the night, and you’re a few pages away from finishing your latest murder-mystery novel when a blown light bulb suddenly ruins your chance of finding out who done it? If your bedside table lamp uses a regular light, you might want to know if you can […]

Increasing a Building’s Energy System Efficiency Via the Rooftop: Past, Present, and Future

With so much understandable focus on transitioning energy generation from fossil fuels to clean energy, stakeholders must not overlook some of the lowest hanging fruit in the energy realm: energy efficiency. Well-planned energy efficiency programs and technologies represent one of the most critical and natural win-wins out there. Energy efficiency allows for conserving of energy […]

Half of U.S. Solar by 2050 – What’s Really Happening

solar usage in the united states

Half U.S. Electricity Solar by 2050? What’s Really Happening Media outlet headlines and social media posts galore last week came out with a force for the following announcement: the Biden Administration is talking about nearly half of U.S. electricity coming from solar power by 2050. Clean energy advocates, climate warriors, and regular consumers alike raised […]

Is Propane Safe, Affordable and My Best Option?

The perennial favorite for barbecue grills, propane is also a versatile and convenient fuel with a wide range of applications. Many Americans are turning to propane to serve as the primary energy source in their homes. There are many reasons for switching from electricity, heating oil and natural gas. Let’s drill down on the benefits […]

Looking Back on 2020: COVID-19’s Impact on Energy Consumption

The COVID-19 pandemic created a lot of devastation, uncertainty, and long-lingering impacts from which modern society, leaders, and markets will be looking back on for years to come. While these impacts will be the dominating memory, and rightfully so, the situation that required people to drastically adjust their ways of lives create countless ‘natural experiments’ […]