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Before you break out the blow up Santa's and strings of lights, you may want to consider that fewer decorations can mean more savings on your electricity bill this holiday season. Here are a few typical decorations and the impacts they can have on your...

Halloween brings out all kinds of ghoulish fun and stories about your delightfully frightful creatures. One of these creatures, in particular, does exist in your home – Vampires. Unlike the myths and legends, the vampires in your home “suck” or use energy, even when not...

Halloween is a great time to celebrate all things spectacularly spooky, but there's nothing scarier than an extremely high energy bill! Keep these tips in mind as you decorate your frightfully delightful door and home: Try Solar Powered Lights Walkway lights are a great way to save...

Voice assistants in your home are the latest and fastest growing trend. But what exactly does this mean for your energy bill? An E-Source article shares just how much energy these devices consume. First, they looked into the power draw of Amazon Echo and Google Home based on...

High electric bills can come as a major shock. Here are five reasons you may be paying more for your electricity: Reason #1: Unplugged or Running Appliances When appliances like TVs or game consoles that don't get turned off properly stay plugged in all day, the can continue...

Garage door openers are simple parts of our day-to-day lives, but a problem with one can be a huge inconvenience. Simple maintenance can help keep your garage door opener working, or alert you to a problem before it arises. When you first get one… familiarize yourself with...

During a hurricane, failing to take the proper safety steps can be dangerous or even fatal. Learn how to prepare and manage your electricity during a hurricane to protect your home and family. Before the Storm In a recent blog, we discussed choosing a generator. A generator...

During the hurricane season, it is important to have a generator on hand. Strong winds and rain are notorious for cutting off the power during a heavy storm, but generators can help to restore your home. Whatever your needs are, it is important to choose...

Energy efficiency is an important feat to helping you save on your electric bills. However, could a common mistake be the reasoning for a higher bill at the end of the month? Here's how not letting your food cool down before sticking it in the...

USB Combo outlets are the new craze for tech savvy homeowners. Every device usually comes with a different bulky adapter and USB wire, making it even more difficult to figure out where to plug in our dying devices.   What is it? You may be asking yourself, “What...