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All About Energy

How to Buy Power For Your Texas Home

Will McGinnis Nov 17, 2016 7:30:00 PM
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With low housing costs, great job oportunities, and the sweetest tea in the country, it's no question why people are moving to Texas.

If you're one of them, you're probably excited about your new home, and less thrilled about the many expenses that come with it.

One of those expenses is energy. Fortunately, all it takes is a bit of research to get a great deal. 

You can choose between two basic plan types: month-to-month, and fixed. Read on to learn about the differences and discover which type of plan will work best for you.

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How Slaying Energy Vampires Can Save You Money

Caroline Haywood Oct 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM
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Are your electronics sucking the life out of your wallet?  If so, you may have energy vampires - devices that eat power when you're not using them. While the moniker may sound funny, these "idle loads" are no laughing matter.

 

Electricity-draining devices account for almost 20% of your energy bill. As a whole, appliances that pull down power while on standby cost Americans about $19 billion dollars a year. Not only are these vampires bad for your wallet, but they’re also bad for the environment.

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How Trees Can Lower Your Energy Bills

Caroline Haywood Sep 1, 2016 7:30:00 AM
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From gardens to trees, the front yard gives a home character and makes it unique. But did you also know that you can put that landscaping to good use? By strategically planting trees on the side(s) of your house that gets the most sun, you can save money and help the environment.

 

Increasing the amount of  shade on your house by 50% can lower your electricity bill up to $20 per month. The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day, according to the Arbor Day Foundation, an organization which focuses on the education and conservation of trees.

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4 Reasons to Get a Prepaid Electricity Plan

Will McGinnis Aug 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM
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A high electricity bill “surprise” is never a welcome one, especially during these hot summer months. While it may seem like you have no control over the situation, the fact is, you actually have a lot of options that put the power back in your hands. 

 

Prepaid electricity is just what it sounds like, you deposit money into your account and essentially pay as you go or use your electricity. You have the option to deposit funds weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or as you need it. With a prepaid electricity plan, you always know what your electricity bill is because you’ve already paid it! This gives you the power to choose how much you use and pay.

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It's Getting Hot in Here... El Niño's on a Roll

JB Sowyrda Dec 10, 2015 4:37:31 PM
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It may come as no surprise to anyone that the El Niño we are experiencing is expected to be one of the top three strongest episodes for the Niño 3.4 region since 1950.  According to NOAA and many other models,  the strong, mature El Niño we are currently experiencing will continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter and then slowly roll off into an El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-neutral stage in late spring or early summer.

From NOAA's Climate Prediction Center: Seasonal outlooks indicate an increased likelihood of above-median precipitation across the southern tier of the United States, and below-median precipitation over the northern tier of the United States.

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A Nation Divided (into 5 Natural Gas Storage Regions)

JB Sowyrda Dec 9, 2015 3:54:12 PM
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To better represent the changing geographic dynamics of natural gas storage across the United States, the EIA has re-districted the storage regions into five groups and will now include Alaska. 

 

 

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