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Have Yourself a Merry Little Energy-Efficient Holiday Season!

Residential

Tis the season for decking the halls with strands of twinkling lights and making merry with an abundance of sparkling decorations and fun activities. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, holiday lights consume 6.6 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. That’s enough energy to power 14 million refrigerators! Don’t let the magic of the …

Understanding Energy-Efficient Appliances and Products

Residential

The holiday season has arrived and that means many of us will be spending a lot of time and energy in the kitchen. Perhaps you’ve considered investing in energy-efficient appliances but wonder if they’re worth the cost to upgrade. We can help. How much money and energy can I really save? You may be wondering …

2022 Energy Overview: What’s Changed and What’s Ahead

Commercial

Some may refer to the year 2022 as the “year of tumult” for energy markets. With unprecedented high natural gas pricing and volatility, including a run-up not seen since 2007-2008, the natural gas market is finally retreating from a 14-year high of approximately $10/MMBtu, currently at around $5/MMBtu (See Exhibit A). Similarly, U.S. power forward …

Beware of Vampire Loads

Residential

Don’t let your energy spend haunt you this year! Your home’s energy efficiency can be hindered by unchecked energy vampire loads. An energy vampire is a device that continues to use energy and drain power when it is turned off or in standby mode. During idle times, small bits of energy are being used to keep them …

Halloween Safety

Residential

Halloween can be a spooktacular good time, but it can also be scary if you’re not practicing safety. Sadly, amidst the candy and fun of parties and trick-or-treating, Halloween is one of the most dangerous days of the year for children. On average, there are over two times as many child pedestrian deaths compared to …

Battery Energy Storage Systems

Commercial

As we enjoy the early fall weather – especially for those in the north – do you ever wish you could ‘bottle up’ a few warm sunny days and save them for the colder winter months?  Throughout history, people have stored resources during plentiful times to use during times of scarcity.  Electricity is a valuable …

Energy Efficient HVAC Tips

Residential

We use a significant amount of energy staying comfortable indoors. In fact, approximately 43 percent of the average energy bill is attributed to heating and cooling. To reduce your energy and cash spend, it’s important to run and maintain your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) efficiently. Here are six tips to help you achieve HVAC …

Get to Know Zero Emissions Day

Residential

On September 21, 2008, the environmental challenge known as Zero Emissions Day, or “ZeDay”, began and has evolved into a worldwide movement that aims to reduce the use of fossil fuels for that day. It all started when founder Ken Wallace launched a website in Nova Scotia, Canada. The message was simple; “Give our planet …

Prepare for Cold Weather with Warm Natural Gas Fixed Rates

Residential

While we are still enjoying the warm temperatures and sunshine, it may not seem like the right time to think about keeping your home warm during the winter. However, preparing in the fall could help you avoid seasonal price increases on your energy bill that can come with colder temperatures. If you live in Ohio, …