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Six Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

While electricity brings comfort and convenience to your home, it’s essential to know how to use it safely. Electrical fires are responsible for untold amounts of property damage every year, not to mention the loss of life associated with these tragedies. Update

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How Switching Your Residential Energy Provider Can Save You Energy

Efficiency is an important consideration for every type of homeowner. Whether you have a small family home or a larger property with multiple buildings, it is wise to understand just how much you might be able to save on energy costs by switching to a residential energy provider that understands the quality of sustainable energy systems. But even if you are aware of the benefits of switching, you may have a tough time taking the first steps. Follow our simple tips below and you will be that much closer to making a change that will benefit you both today and onward into the future.What do I need to know about renewable energy before switching my provider?While you certainly do not need to be an expert on the subject of renewable energy, it is helpful to get a basic understanding of the current

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How to Save Energy and Money: 6 Expert Tips

We all know that there are many hidden costs to owning a home. Property maintenance can put a dent in our budget. One area that can be particularly expensive is energy use. Here are six great tips on how to save energy and potentially save money on your energy bill.1. Maintain Your HVAC SystemMake sure that you have regular maintenance on your heating and air-conditioning system. During routine maintenance, Freon levels are checked. Freon is the coolant that helps run your HVAC system and if the level is too low the system will have to run harder. This will increase your energy bill. That is what is important to make sure the Freon level is correct. The other thing you need to do is change the filters in your system. Old filters block the flow of air, which causes the system to work harder.

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Understanding The 5 Types of Renewable Energy Sources

According to statistics, in 2015, about 10% of total U.S. energy consumption was from renewable energy sources. According to published reports, production of renewable energy is relatively cheaper compared to fossil fuels, making it a more affordable energy source.Renewable energy sources are found naturally in sunlight, underground, air, and in the oceans. They are renewed continuously, typically, and it is impossible to exhaust them. They are the best choice when compared to traditional fossil fuels because they are more environmentally friendly. Renewable energy sources are relevant because they lead to less pollution and are an ideal way for power generation.There are different types of renewable energy sources that generate electricity directly or indirectly and help in the fight against

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Five Surprising Ways to Save on Energy Expenses This Summer

Summer is here. This means air conditioning season is also here. Energy reduction not only saves money on energy expenses, but also reduces your carbon footprint. Most people know that sealing air leaks in windows and doors can reduce energy costs to cool your home up to 20% and make your home more comfortable. But what else can you do? Here are five surprising ways to save on energy expenses this summer:Program Your Thermostat to Reduce Energy Expenses When You Are Not HomeWhile programmable thermostats are fairly common, nearly 40% of programmable thermostat owners do not use the programming features. People with a regular work or school schedule can reduce energy usage by programming the thermostat to turn on the air conditioner at higher temperatures when they are not home and a comfortable

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