How to Save Electricity in the Winter
In Texas, winter brings a welcome break from the heat. Cold temperatures make outdoor activities more enjoyable, but they can take a toll on your bank account. Heating your home to a comfortable temperature requires a lot of energy, especially if you don’t follow best practices. This winter, use these tips to keep your home […]
Pros and Cons of Smart Home Systems
Smart homes have leaped from sci-fi stories into reality. Today, you can program your home to lock doors, turn on lights, and adjust the temperature – all without lifting a finger. There are many exciting features that come with a smart home, but there are also some disadvantages that might give you pause. Before equipping […]
Do Smart Homes Save Energy?
Smart homes offer numerous exciting features. From accessing your home remotely to controlling it using voice commands, there are many reasons to add smart devices to your house. One of the most important benefits is the amount of energy you can save with your smart home. You can use your devices to limit the amount […]
Should you Invest in an Electricity Back-up System?
Your entire home and lifestyle are dependent on electricity. You need power to keep perishable food fresh and safe to eat. Freezing cold showers are the only option if your water heater doesn’t work. Lighting your home at night requires numerous lights that run off of your electricity. Since a reliable energy source is so […]
Electric Safety Essentials for Homeowners in Texas
You rely on electricity every minute of the day. You charge your phone every night, use the microwave, and adjust the thermostat to deal with the extreme Texas heat. Despite this near-constant use, you probably don’t know how your home’s power works. You might be using unsafe practices, unknowingly putting your family at risk. As […]
How Can I Tell if Someone is Stealing My Electricity?
Power theft is a dangerous and costly crime. When someone uses electricity from your home to power their own house and appliances, you are left with the bill. Paying enormous costs for extreme theft is bad enough, but small amounts might even be worse. If your bills are just slightly higher than expected, you may […]
How to Prevent Electricity “Wastage”
Paying for electricity is a necessary evil. You need power to keep your fridge cold, watch TV, and access the internet in your home. Though you can’t really live without electricity in 21st-century America, you can minimize your usage and costs. 7 ways to prevent electricity wastage 1. Unplug your devices when they’re not in […]
How Electronic Vehicles Impact Household Electricity Consumption
Electric vehicles (EV) are the future of transportation. These vehicles don’t rely on fuel, so you don’t have to worry about gas prices. That said, you can’t power your electric vehicle for free. Charging your EV does come with a cost, though it’ll likely be less than you’d pay for a gas-powered vehicle. In this […]
Which Appliances Consume the Most Electricity?
Looking for ways to lower your electricity bill? You have to start with your energy usage. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) offers an annual energy outlook that details typical electricity usage, including appliance energy consumption. We’ve included the biggest users below. When you understand how much power your appliances use, you can minimize waste […]
Legal Requirements for Installing Solar Panels in Texas
Solar power is growing increasingly popular around the country. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 47% of U.S. homeowners have either installed a solar panel system or have given serious thought to doing so over the past year. In Texas, the warm climate and sunny skies offer a perfect setting for solar power. […]