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3 Factors to Consider When Looking for a New Energy Provider

If you're moving to a new house, or re-evaluating the services at your current house, you may find yourself looking for a new energy provider. Choosing between utility suppliers is not always an easy task. So to help you find the right provider for your energy needs, here are a few considerations you'll want to make during your search.Compare costs between providers: One of the first things homeowners tend to look at when choosing an energy provider is the cost. Energy is something you use every single day in your home, around the clock. So, of course, it makes sense that you'd want the lowest cost possible. Start by compiling a list of a few local providers so you can talk to each one and see what they have to offer. And while you may be tempted to go with the least expensive option, always…

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8 Ways You Can Get the Most From Your Solar Energy Panels

More and more Americans care about their impact on the environment than ever before. Accordingly, more people rely on renewable energy options than ever before. Approximately 10% of the energy used around the country, in 2015, came from renewable energy sources. Solar energy use saves about 75 million barrels of oil every year. If you have solar power panels installed on your home, there are things you can do to get the biggest bang for your solar buck.Use less energy. Conserving energy is a good idea no matter where you get your electricity. This can be pretty easy for most people to do. Merely changing your settings on your thermostat can do a lot. During the winter, lowering the temperature by two degrees can reduce your energy usage by 6%. You can also unplug devices when they are not in…

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3 Facts to Know Before Investing in Renewable Energy

Over the past few years, more and more people have been focusing on ways to go green with their energy. There are plenty of rewards for using less energy, like saving on your energy expenses and helping the environment. But if you're considering investing in renewable energy sources, there are a few important things you should know about sustainable energy. So let's take a look at a few interesting facts about renewable energy.Solar energy is extremely reliable. Traditional sources of energy, like coal and oil, aren't always reliable -- these resources will eventually run out. Fortunately, the sun isn't going to go away anytime soon. This means that solar energy is one of the most dependable energy options. Experts say that if we could properly harness solar energy, the sun would provide enough…

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Energy-Efficient Halogen Bulbs and Other Habits that Save Energy

According to research, a quarter of the electricity that is consumed in homes is used for lighting. Therefore, it is important to know what kind of bulbs are the most energy efficient so that you can save money. Whether you are thinking about lighting at home, in the office, or outdoors, you can always reduce the amount of money that you spend on energy if you know how to choose the right light bulbs. Here, we'll talk about halogen bulbs and a few other ways you can save on energy in your home.For your flood lighting needsOne of the most common uses of energy-efficient halogens is in flood lighting. Usually, you will find them in the streets and stadiums where a lot of light is needed. In addition to that, these are bulbs that operate at high temperatures, and that is the reason they need so…

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What is Deregulated Energy Again and Why Do I Want It?

We all want it, a lower carbon footprint in order to leave this world a better place than when we found it. A lower electric bill wouldn't be such a bad thing either!There are many ways to do this in today's world. Solar energy reduces 35 Million Tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. There are electric cars, lights that turn on and off in case you forget, and more and more we are looking for renewable and sustainable energy sources.A step forward in the quest for finding new, sustainable, and yes, affordable energy sources is deregulated energy.Maybe you've heard of it, maybe you are using it but it never hurts to go over things again. For those that don't know, deregulated energy is when there is less governmental control over your electricity. Pretty simple right? But, what does this mean for…

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