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    A Breakdown of Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

    Too often, people only think about electricity in terms of how much they’re paying each month. While the impacts on your budget are important, energy efficiency also matters when it comes to saving our planet. What may seem like a small gesture, like changing incandescent bulbs in your home for energy efficient light bulbs, can […]

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    The Top 5 Best Smart Thermostats That Help You Save Energy

    A smart thermostat is a vital smart home product, managing your home’s temperature to help you optimize your energy consumption. Installing one can take all the thought out of managing your home’s heat and cut your energy costs. You can improve these savings further by becoming a Power Wizard member to find the electricity plan […]

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    4 Signs You’re Wasting Energy in Your Home

    Most of us don’t pay much attention to the energy used in the household. Yet, higher bills are almost always a sign of wasting energy at home. With so many people staying at home in the last couple of years of the pandemic, things became even more burdensome. The increased use of computers, TVs, and […]

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    Appliances That Cause an Electric Bill Spike

    Some bills are predictable — your mortgage or rent, car payment, mobile phone, subscription services. Every month, you pay the same amount. Others, like your electric bill, can be a stressful mystery. It’s already one of the most expensive utility bills for most US residents. When there’s an unexpected spike in your electric bill, it […]

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    The Most Efficient Ways to Reduce Your Energy Usage

    Modern living requires a constant supply of energy for round-the-clock use in homes. Nationwide, U.S. energy demands are projected to rise by  7% in the next 20 years, accompanied by an increase in the cost of electricity. About  70% of the electricity used in the U.S. comes from burning fossil fuels in power plants, contributing […]

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    9 Top Tips for a Lower Summer Energy Bill

    We all know that summer in Texas is hot. And when it is hot, we have the air conditioning going. We have the ceiling fans going. And we use a lot of electricity. Residential electricity consumption can jump from 25% on a moderate day to 50% on a hot summer day, according to ERCOT.  Since […]

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    What is a Smart Home and Should I Build One?

    You Must Understand the Technology to Make the Right Choices for Your Home Smart homes are nothing new. Just think of The Jetsons, Star Trek, and any number of Isaac Asimov novels. For more than a century, science fiction has extolled the virtues of using technology like artificial intelligence to accomplish a wide range of […]

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    5 Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Home

    Using Less Energy Helps Lower Your Home Energy Bills No matter the size of your home, everyone wants to pay less on their electricity bills. Even with a low fixed rate for a long contract, you could have a large bill if you ignore your home energy usage. By introducing a few helpful energy efficiency […]

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    How Can I Tell Which Electricity Plan is Right for Me?

    What Your Neighbor Doesn’t Know About Your Electricity Profile Can Cost You We’ve all done it before, though it probably had nothing to do with an electricity plan. It’s one of those “You’ve become an adult!” moments you see captured in cheesy comedies, and it comes when you least expect it. Let’s set the stage: […]

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