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All About Energy

3 Things That Increase Your Electricity Bill and How to Lower Them

Caroline Haywood Feb 16, 2017 8:04:00 AM
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Now more than ever before, business owners want to not only do what they can to help the environment, but also save money and lower their electricity bills in the process.

 

While there are some big ways to reduce your business's demand for energy, such as installing solar panels, most companies opt for smaller changes to save money. Here are a few things to think about when it comes to your electricity bill.

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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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Are "Smart" Appliances Worth it?

Caroline Haywood Oct 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM
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In case you haven't heard, the future is now. While we may not have personal robots or automatic kitchens like the Jetsons, we do have “smart home” technology. With today's two-way electric meters and home energy management systems, we can control our appliances remotely. It's not just cool; it can also save you money.

 

Smart home technologymakes energy efficiency a no-brainer; it automatically shifts power draws to less expensive, off-peak hours. On the other hand, it comes with a hefty price tag. Do the pros of smart appliances outweigh the cons? Are they really worth it?

 

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4 Ways Your Small Business Can Save Big on Energy

Incite Energy Oct 13, 2016 7:30:00 AM
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Your company is always looking for new ways to stretch dollars, especially if it's a small business on a shoestring budget. If you're an entrepreneur, you try to make make the most of limited resources by working and spending smarter.

 

Getting smart about energy - one of the top expenses every company faces - can save you a bundle. Wondering how to get started? Check out these tips for increasing your buying power and shrinking your energy spend.

 

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